Category Archives: Contests

The Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic XC race is giving you the chance to win a custom Rock Lobster Cycles mountain bike frame! Old Cabin Classic is held by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County, and a significant portion of the proceeds from the race go directly into a fund earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch State Park. Even if you’re not racing, you can support new trails in Wilder Ranch, and you just might win a Rock Lobster!

For every $10 you donate to support trails in Wilder Ranch, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a custom Rock Lobster mountain bike frame, complete with a custom paint job featuring artwork by Old Cabin Classic logo designer Campbell Steers!

Here are the details from the frame builder, Paul Sadoff, himself: Winner gets a custom built (estimate 6-10 weeks from sizing to completion) hard tail steel MTB frame with a Fox fork. Wheel size can be 26, 27.5 or 29. Powdercoat color and decals are whatever the person wants except that there will be a Campbell Steers decal somewhere on the frame with the Old Cabin logo or similar artwork. External cabling only except if the customer wants an internal seat tube routing for a dropper post. Threaded or PF-30BB available. Paragon machine works head tube. Tubing will be the shop mix of True Temper and Dedaccai steel. As many as three bottle mounts included. 142×12 thru-axle available. If the winner prefers a road or cyclocross frame, that’s okay too.

The winner will be drawn at the Old Cabin Classic on May 19, 2018. Need not be present to win!


May 3, 2018 Comments are OFF
Our Latigo Coffee Free Subscription Giveaway Winners

When Mark from Latigo Coffee and I discussed the giveaway contest we ran last week here on the site, I added in two additional subscriptions, bringing it to a total of three lucky winners, which we’ve just announced:

Of the 3x winners:
Michael Nagy – @nagyszsege
Adam Hancock – @adamshancock
Sebastian M.

Congrats and thanks to all who entered. If you’re interested in trying out Latigo Coffee, head to their website to read about their coffee subscriptions.

Apr 16, 2018 1 comment
Win a FREE Coffee Subscription from Our Friends at Latigo Coffee

I don’t know about you, but I can’t operate without a good pot of coffee in the morning. That goes for work days and camping days. Over the past few months, I’ve really enjoyed the coffee our friends at Latigo Coffee are roasting. So much so that I wanted to offer some free coffee to the readers of this website. For free.

It’s a simple email sign-up form. Just enter your name and email below. The winner will be randomly selected from this list of new email subscribers. Winner would receive a free 3-month Gift Subscription (details at Latigo), for a total of 6x shipments. Brand new coffee every time – Latigo is sourcing + roasting + shipping every 2 weeks. Best of luck to you all and if you’re always looking for new coffee, I highly suggest checking out Latigo! Enter this giveaway below. (more…)

Apr 6, 2018 3 comments
The Santa Cruz Bicycles: Back On Trail – A Trail Campaign for Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara

When disaster strikes, it’s great to see brands in the cycling industry come together for the greater good and in the case of our recent fires here in California, Santa Cruz Bicycles teamed up with a number of California-based companies on a month-long fundraising campaign. These brands include FOX, Shimano, White Industries and WTB, together their efforts will benefit the Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance (REMBA) and the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers (SBMTV), who will each spearhead reconstruction efforts in their respective regions.

Enter at, see the full details and more photos of these beautiful Santa Cruz Bicycles below! (more…)

Feb 5, 2018 1 comment
“Lael Rides Alaska” Women’s Scholarship

Photos by Spencer Harding

To all the women who have wanted to take on a big, bad-ass bikepacking route in Alaska, read up!

“The “Lael Rides Alaska” Women’s Scholarship is available to one female rider who will design and ride a 1,000 mile route in Alaska during the summer of 2018. Based off of Lael Wilcox’s 2017 summer project to ride all of the major roads in Alaska, this scholarship is intended to enable another woman to engage in her own bicycle adventure in Alaska.”

Check out more details below and how you can enter! (more…)

Feb 1, 2018 3 comments
CIVIC and the Radavist Want to Kit Out Your Commute

CIVIC, Taylor Stitch‘s movement-oriented line of apparel designed for your active life has kindly offered to run a complete kit giveaway here on the Radavist. It only takes a few seconds to sign up for and the prizes are well worth the time it’ll take you to enter, so check out all the details below. Thanks so much to CIVIC, and all the giveaway partners for pulling this together!


Jan 31, 2018 5 comments
Win a DreamSalvo NAHBS Bike

Want to win a FREE NAHBS bike built by Mike Desalvo? Check out this contest’s information and rules below!

“At the close of the NAHBS show last year I was talking with an industry friend and the question is always “will you be going to the show next year?” My thought was that I would go if I could take just one bike. The 2018 NAHBS is a distance from me and shipping a lot of bikes and show stuff is hard and expensive for a one-man operation. After the conversation I liked the idea of just taking one bike but then the question was, “what will I take?” This is how this how the dream bike contest came to be.” (more…)

Nov 10, 2017 2 comments
The Pace Sportswear “Design Your Own Cap” Contest

We’re stoked to be a part of this!

The “Design Your Own Cap” Contest

Always wanted to rep your own design on your group ride? Never knew how to start or maybe making a run of 100 was a bit too steep for your bike gang of 6? Well now’s your chance to design your own cap, using our templates (get them here) and your designs will be judged by John Watson of The Radavist, Dustin Klein of Cadence Collection and Kyle Kelly of Tracko and GSC!

Send a PDF of your designs to: [email protected]

*Grab the templates at Pace.

Designs must be submitted by: 11/3/17.
Winner will be announced on 11/8/17.

Oct 19, 2017 9 comments
Chris King and Santa Cruz Commemorate Jonas Johnson’s Life with a Harrys Hoard Contest

Jonas Johnson passed away earlier this year. He was a smiling spirit at Chris King and was loved by many in the industry. For me, I always looked forward to hanging out at tradeshows with him and I was shaken by the news of his death. Chris King and Santa Cruz are looking to raise money to support Here are the details from Chris King and see more photos of the bike below:

“Win this bike and more prizes while supporting a great cause at!

A 12-year employee of Chris King, Jonas Johnson passed away this year. He leaves behind his wife, two young children and a baby due in a few short weeks. We’ve gathered prizes Jonas would have loved and you can win them while supporting Jonas’ family.

Up for grabs is a custom Jonas inspired Santa Cruz 5010 (large), with Fox suspension, ENVE wheels, bar, and stem, Shimano XTR, SDG Shibuya saddle, Continental mountain king tires, and Chris King Matte Punch components! We also have a collection of Oakley glasses made for the Rio Olympic athletes, a Moots Ti stem and seatpost, a Fox Prorfame helmet and kit, and three Oakley backpacks! Enter now at

$10 gets you a ticket, $50 gets you ten. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! See more photos of this beautiful, unique bike below. (more…)

Oct 17, 2017 1 comment