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Design a helmet! Clever Cycles & Nutcase ask YOU to ‘Bring It!’

Clever Cycles and nutcase are offering a chance to design your own helmet, See Below:

In coordination with Portland-based Nutcase Helmets, Clever Cycles invites you to take part in our “Design a Nutcase? helmet design contest.

The winning design will receive a $500 Clever Cycles gift certificate! We’ll also give a $5 gift certificate to everyone who drops off a design at our shop. Limit one certificate per customer.

We like Nutcase helmets because their thick shells and fewer vents make them more durable and protective than sport-oriented helmets, perfectly suited to the lower intensity of everyday urban riding in our cool climate. Instead of the usual faux-aerodynamic alien insectoid styling, Nutcases feature whimsical, ironic, sometimes loud, other times just plain pretty designs. Go nuts; any design can win. Mixed media, limitless themes — no subject is off-limits (as long as it’s family friendly). Just let it happen. Totcycle has the spirit!

  1. Download your entry form and create your design using the blank helmet on page two of the form.
  2. Print and drop off at Clever Cycles at SE 9th and Hawthorne before January 22nd, 2011.                 You can also email your designs to info@clevercycles.com
  3. Come to our Winter Cycle party at Clever Cycles from 3-6pm on January 22 and see if your design wins you a $500 Clever Cycles gift certificate. Remember, every design submission will get a free gift card.

Download your entry form now!

Thanks BuildASign.com

BuildASign.com made up some decals for MtnBikeRiders.com and BikeCommuters.com. They turned pretty good!
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Right now, with every purchase of a BikeCommuters.com T-Shirt, we’ll throw in a decal (while supplies last). So if you’re interested, let us know; info@bikecommuters.com.

To get your own decals, banners and signs made, check out BuildASign.com 512-685-6863

Sharrow Vests From Caleb’s Creations

Do you do any nighttime commuting? Want to give yourself a bit more visibility? Well, look no further — Michael Ploch from Caleb’s Creations is rolling out some screamingly-visible “sharrow vests”:

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On a standard polyester safety vest with sewn-on reflective bands, Michael is hot-pressing everyone’s favorite USDOT pavement symbol, the sharrow, in reflective pigment. A “Share The Lane” slogan appears at the bottom of the vest. Michael has these available online for $30 by clicking this link:

http://www.sharrowshirts.bigcartel.com/product/premium-sharrow-safety-vest

He will also have a booth at the upcoming Bicycle Bash by the Bay on November 7th, and promises to have a number of other visibility goodies for sale. I’ve seen a couple of previews, and am really liking what I saw!

Sure, you could go to your generic big-box home improvement store and pick up a safety vest for less, but in that $30 you’ll be shelling out for the Caleb’s Creations model, you’ll also be supporting bicycle advocacy in the Tampa Bay area, as a portion of the proceeds goes directly to Bay-area bicycle advocacy groups. Believe me, even if you’re not from the Tampa Bay area, that money is sorely needed to promote transportational cycling in our region. Besides, the generic safety vest is SO boring without the cool sharrow logo and slogan! Best of all, you can look like me, and that’s worth way more than a paltry thirty bucks!!!

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What are you waiting for? Crack open those wallets and get to it!

Bro-Deals For this Week.

The Missing Link Bike Shop is having a sale on the the KHS Urban-X, $399
khs urban x. They also have a number of bikes that are on sale, make sure you check them out.
The Missing Link
“Your Neighborhood Bicycle Shop?
7215 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland Or 97213
503-740-3539-Ask for Vince Rodarte (tell them that BikeCommuters.com sent ya!)

Wabi Cycles has an offer to BikeCommuters.com readers.

Wabi Cycles will include a free pair of pedals with the purchase of any complete bicycle for customers who found us via
BikeCommuter.com. You have your choice of the Exustar PR70 LOOK style clipless pedals, or the Exustar PM212 SPD type
pedals.
To get your free set of pedals:
1. Place the order for your bicycle.
2. Add the pedals that you want to the order.
3. Enter: bcoffer in the Coupon Code box on the order form, and it will automatically discount the total order by $50.
If you have any questions, please contact Wabi Cycles.