Contest Time: Michelin Sweepstakes


We’re giving away $100 just for entering the Michelin Bicycle, Mountain Bike Contest

And the winner is:

Hi, Amanda here.

So, I had a really tough time choosing a winner.  I had fun reading all the posts, and I want everyone to win!! Ultimately, I had to pick just one winner.  Since I’m such a sucker for charity, my pick for the winner is Arlyn (aka @iamarlyn), who is going to donate $200.00 to a cancer related charity. Thanks Arlyn.

Honorable mentions go out to Steve, Cassi, Scott, Francois and Kathryn.

Good luck to everyone on winning that mountain bike!!

Hey everybody, sorry for the short notice on this one….but we have very quickly thrown together a great new contest.  This time there are actually two prizes you can win….the first is a brand new GIANT Trance X1 Mountain Bike which is being given away by Michelin Bicycle Tires.  For entering the contest via Loving the Bike, we are also going to personally give you the chance to win a $100 American Express Gift Card.

This exciting contest is to promote Michelin Bicycle Tires…..I don’t know about you, but I didn’t even know they were making them.  Yeah, that’s right the good old Michelin Man is putting out road, mountain, bmx, and all other cycling tires.  Pretty cool, huh?

How to Win:

In order to win the GIANT Trance X1, you’ll have to head over to the Michelin Sweepstakes Entry Page….like right now because the contest closes on Saturday.

To win the $100 Gift Card that we are giving away, first you’ll have to enter the Michelin Sweepstakes and then scoot right back here and leave a comment letting us know that you’ve entered and also what you think about Michelin Bicycle Tires.  The most interesting or informative comment wins the gift card (judging to be done by my Wife so that I can’t play favorites to anyone).

The $100 GiveAway happens Friday at 5:00PM Central Time.

Please Note: The Michelin Sweepstakes is only open to US residents….if you are from outside of the US please feel free to still enter our American Express Gift Card giveaway.

Enjoy Your Ride

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28 Responses to “ Contest Time: Michelin Sweepstakes ”

  1. Cassie Lopez on March 10, 2011 at 9:11 am

    That would be nice if it’s done yearly I guess. People will look forward to actually participate in this. I haven’t tried that though but I think well as I’ve read in some forums it is actually a big hit. For bikers it means a lot and even though I am not expert in riding a bicycle still this one really entice me.

  2. Amber Phillips on October 6, 2010 at 5:51 am

    the thing i like about stevia is that it is tooth friendly*-*

  3. exhaust bubblers on August 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Excellent article.

  4. Jim on July 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Congrats to Arlyn – you deserve it!

    I’ve never used Michelin tires on my bike but will soon. I have plowed a field or two with Michelins and never buried the tractor in mud. I just posted a few more thoughts on this at bikerly blog: When rubber meets road.

    Great contest, Darryl. I would have jumped on this sooner if it involved free beer 🙂 Enjoy your weekend riding. –Jim

    • Darryl on July 30, 2010 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks Jim,

      Okay, I’m going to go try and strike a deal with Fat Tire Beer so that I can get you involved with the next contest.

  5. Arlyn on July 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Nice! Thanks Darryl and Amanda, not only for the great blog and AMEX giveaway, but also for joining the battle to end cancer!

    • Darryl on July 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm

      Can you believe this? We award Arlyn a $100 AMEX card, and he turns around and donates $200 to my LIVESTRONG Challenge fundraising campaign. Every day I am amazed at the beauty and kindness of the humanity found in people…..Arlyn has shown me once again. Thank you so much and Congratulations for winning, and for being a true winner.


  6. kathryn on July 30, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Loving the bike like it’s my job- oh wait, it is! I get paid to do this, to read blogs like LovingTheBike… well, I sometimes get paid…. now, I’m once again perusing this sweet blog on my day off and thinking… bonus!! I could get $100 and an AMEX card for that (well, sort of- you know what I mean). I promise promise that all money would go to groceries and I’d throw a ‘LovingTheBike’ blog the block party. I’d invite people who read your blog in South Florida and my blog and we’d hang out, wash our bikes and talk about the bike blogs we like. It’s be like a tweet-up, I guess… We’d take pictures for ya, promise. And we’d be all wifi so people could sign up for your blog subscriptions right here. I’ve been really wanting to do something like this but $100 would
    So, pick me! Pick me! And keep on loving the bike… (that’s funny because it sounds like we’re not already way past that choice) cheers*

  7. John Chappell on July 30, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Love my Michelin bike tires. I plan on sticking with them when these finally wear out.

  8. Francois on July 29, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Here it goes:

    When I read about this contest I was reminded about my disastrous career as a poet.

    And, here I am writing to try and win some cash.

    What will I do with the money, I promise I won’t blow it!

    There are plenty of bike accessories that would look flash.

    However, my wife is a saint for letting me ride as much as I do.

    $100 dollars I could buy a few things that would get me in trouble.

    Let me give a clue to what I think I will do,

    A bouquet of flowers, something sparkling with bubbles, in the end the dividends will pay double.

  9. Steve Dinn on July 29, 2010 at 6:19 am

    We have a Michelin tire plant about 2 hours drive from where I live, in Pictou, Nova Scotia (I live in Halifax). I don’t think they make bike tires though, just cars’ and truck tires.

    I am currently looking to replace the (non-Michelin) tires that came with the new bike I got in March. They’re wearing quite a bit faster than I would have expected. I had to buy a new rear out of necessity after I ran over a piece of broken beer bottle and sliced it right open, but unfortunately the nearest LBS didn’t have Michelin tires.

    On my car, however, I have a set of them for summer driving, and if Michelin tires would be as good on my bike as they are on my car, then I wholeheartedly endorse them!


  10. Andrew on July 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I totally entered the contest. In for the win, any hopefully a double dip with the giftcard.
    You know why Michelin tires rock? Because they have an awesome mascot, the Michelin Man. What do you think of when you see him? That’s right marshmallows. Everybody loves marshmallows. They’re soft, fluffy, light, creamy, tasty morsels of awesomeness. And who doesn’t like morsels of awesomeness after a long day in the saddle… Or right now?

  11. Scott on July 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I love the blog, just found it last week (thanks to Twitter). Michelin makes bike tires too? Haha, kidding, I’ve seen them at the local bike shop. Just starting “loving the bike” a few months ago when my wife and I started getting into Triathlons. If I win the gift card, I promise to buy some shirts! Well, I’ll buy some shirts no matter what….so you win either way!

  12. Kendall on July 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I knew that Michelin made more than just car/truck tires. I haven’t had a chance to ride any. Maybe I’ll try them when I need to replace my tires.

    Okay, what I know about Michelin. They are one of the two largest tire manufacturers in the world, along with Bridgestone, and they are based out of the Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region of France. They have been making tires for over 100 years.

  13. daveydave on July 28, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Just signed up, love that Michelin guy.

    I’ve ridden all of the top tires from Conti GP’s, Vittoria Corsa Evo’s & even the latest Shwalbe and Maxxis tires. What I continually find myself going back to are the Krylon’s for spring and fall road debris.

    Once it’s race season, it’s straight to the Michelin Pro 3’s. They are fast enough for TT’s, light enough for your big climbing challenge, and amazing in the corners for crits! In fact, I don’t know if I would race a crit without them. They corner like no other tire. They instill the confidence needed to take an agressive line in a corner and come out at full speed. Having said that, every ride has corners & you might as well be on the one’s that make you feel like you are riding on rails. It’s only your life that you are trusting to your tires…you might as well get it right and spend your money on tires that keep you on the road!

  14. Allison Peacock on July 28, 2010 at 8:39 am

    What a great idea! I’ve entered the contest.

    I had no idea that Michelin made tires or tubes but I’m really glad to hear it. I BET Michelin’s gear will perform better than what I’ve been using. After three tubes in two rides I’m really looking for something better! I’ve thought Bibendum was way cool since I was a child! If he makes bike tires I’m in!

  15. Chris on July 28, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for the tip on the Michelin sweepstakes, not to mention upping the ante with the giftcard. Threw my name in the hat this morning.

    I’ve been running Michelin Wild Gripper series tires on my SS and geared MTB’s for nearly 10 years. Not to mention road racing on Pro3’s for several years. Suppose I better look out for the latest model so I know which to replace my current treads with. But I’ve got a few spares to burn thru first.

  16. Doug on July 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I was introduced to Michelin tires that came with my used Cannondale road bike. Great tires, and when the time comes I will most likely replaced with another set of Pros.

  17. Steve on July 28, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Hi, I’ve entered the contest. I’ve only used Michelins on my car and they’ve gotten me out of some sticky situations. I’d love to try them on my bike. I can’t imagine that the bike tires will work as well in snow, but I’m willing to give it a try.

    If I win your contest I pledge to donate $2,000 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. To be honest, I will donate the money anyway….We’re raising the funds by running on a treadmill in front of our office. (There’s a story about us on my blog)


  18. Weezyrider on July 27, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I do not ride Michelin tires but have used the tubes exclusively for about three years. Why, let me tell you; the smooth stems. Without the threading the pump head comes off easily without particially deflating the tire. Additionally, they slide in and out of the rim easier when changing a flat, decreasing repair time.

  19. Bryan on July 27, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Very cool. I entered.

  20. Arlyn on July 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Ok, just because I’ve never won anything and I’m trying to stack the deck in my favor – if I win the $100 AMEX card, I promise to donate $200 to the cancer-related charity of your choice (Donald is fighting for a good one, btw…)

    Who can beat that?

    ps: yeah, I signed up for the contest.

  21. Bill on July 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Signed up for the contest. I like the Michs on the road bike, and haven’t seen a place that carries MTB Mich tires. Would like to give then a try. Anyone have any suggestions where to procure some?

  22. Maggie on July 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I entered! I really need a new bike and that one looks awesome! I can’t imagine being able to afford it on my own. I have the oldest, shabbiest bike and I’m saving up to buy a new one. Until then, I’m the big girl rolling down the street on a bike on it’s last leg. LMAO!

  23. Cassi on July 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I signed I understand that owning and riding on Michelin tires prevents us from looking like the Michelin Man? I hope this is not just rumor… 😉

  24. Brian on July 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Contest registration completed. I ride the Michelin Speedium 2 on my Giant OCR1, no complaints and I’d buy another set in a heartbeat. Love the kevlar bead.

  25. Donald on July 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Done! I’ve always ridden Michelin Tires. I’m amazed you’ve never seem them. You MUST try! Seriously… I was devoted to Michelin Krylon’s (great tire) and just recently tried my first set of Michelin Pro 3’s for my trip to the Pyrenees. The Pro 3’s being a bit lighter, I needed all the help I could get climbing those Cols! But here’s why I’m devoted… and I’m extremely reluctant to say because I don’t want to jinx myself but here it goes… I have never… and I repeat NEVER… had a flat while riding Michelin tires. My right hand on my shiny black carbon Tarmac. I will always trust these tires!

  26. Tony on July 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Woo hoo am I first? Just signed up for the contest. I used to have Michelin tires on my old Bianchi road bike. They performed well. Don’t really have anything interesting or informative to say other than I enjoy reading your blog! <–brown nosing work?

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