Win a Viva La Bicicleta T-Shirt

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Apr
2012

Like many of you, I have a ton of cycling T-shirts….but one of my favorites has got to be my Viva la Bicicleta.  Not only does it feel good and look great, but the philosophy behind the company is one that I totally believe in and support:

“Our philosophy is simple: get everyone out on a bike and riding.”

Amen to that one, right?  I can also tell you that the feeling and passion behind this company is truly legit. I just so happen to personally know the good man who started Viva la Bicicleta and he is one of the most genuine people in the world.  His name is Al Bastidas, and he’s also the founder of the Austin based, Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization.  Viva donates 10% of every purchase to Be Kind’s, Victim Relief Fund (a program that helps uninsured bicycle riding victims of traffic accidents).

Okay, so if you don’t know Spanish and haven’t yet figured out what this name translates to, it is “Long Live the Bicycle” and was inspired by the idea that all the world’s problems can be solved simply by riding a bike.  Amen, once again.

One last comment and then I’ll give you the details on how you can win your very own Viva la Bicicleta shirt.  I don’t know about you, but I’m quite particular about my t-shirts and only end up wearing the ones that really feel good.  I can honestly tell you that one of these is going to be the best fitting shirt you’ve ever put on.  My friend Al is a quality guy, and the Viva la Bicicleta products are definitely quality made as well.

Win a Viva la Bicicleta Shirt

This Contest is now Closed.  Congratulations to @jeremyridesbike and J B who win the Viva la Bicicleta shirt of their choice.  Thanks to everyone who entered and told us what Viva la Bicicleta means to you.  Be sure to head over to www.vivalabicicleta.com to get a shirt of your own.

We’re giving away two T-shirts and here’s what you need to do in order to get in and win one.

Head over to the Viva la Bicicleta shopping page and see all the designs they have available, and then leave us a comment including two pieces of information:

  1. Which design you like best.
  2.  What the phrase “Viva la Bicicleta” means to you.

Get your comments in by Noon EST on Friday and we’ll announce the winner Friday afternoon.

Viva la Bicicleta is only able to ship within the US so unfortunately this one is only open to someone within the States.

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35 Responses to “ Win a Viva La Bicicleta T-Shirt ”

  1. BikerBob1789 on April 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

    My favorite is the kid’s lake blue.
    Viva la Bicicleta means freedom. Freedom to travel, freedom to have fun, freedom from worry.

  2. J B on April 20, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I’ll take one just like the one in the picture.  My life is all about cycling so Viva to means that I am living my life with the bike as a big piece of it all.

  3. Russ Mullo on April 20, 2012 at 8:40 am

    no aviva en bicicleta en Australia :(

  4. Julesmpg on April 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    1. I love design number two in the purple. 
    2. Viva la bicicleta to me means the joy of riding with my kids and living the lifestyle with my friends.

  5. Mary on April 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    1. The Women’s shirt in plum.

    2.  It’s what I should when I’m celebrating my bicycle.

  6. Jamie S on April 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I would take any of those shirts.  Viva La Bicicleta means freedom, love, and passion.

  7. egggman on April 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

    1) Really like the Men’s Teal I Do T
    2) Get there by bike

  8. Jim Simon on April 19, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Love the Men’s Charcoal shirt… cycling has always meant freedom to me.  I learned how to ride late in life, but never gave it up. The shirts are great because they speak my feelings about the joy I get when I ride and how the act clears my mind and benefits my body.

  9. Riaan Coetzee on April 19, 2012 at 3:15 am

    The charcoal one is the best – it’s almost understated, but it says the world …
    I re-started biking to lose weight, get fitter and generally just try and be a little healthier. In the 6 months I’ve been cycling again (last cycled in school, 18 odd years ago) I’ve lost 12 kilograms (probably around 8 or so to go still), rediscovered lost muscles, and definitely gotten a lot healthier. But the best of all was the ‘culture’ of cycling – not necessarily other cyclists I meet (which isn’t a lot) but the vibe you get from all over. Blogs, Facebook,  DailyMile and Endomondo, on the streets and on the MTB trails, the list just never ends. No-one ever forces their opinion (you MUST eat this, ride like that, not like this) but everyone is full of advice. The advice is almost never put down in writing or spoken out loud in so many words, but the examples are being set, and if you ‘listen’ closely enough, you absorb the whole of cycling as part of your soul. You end up eating healthier, looking at more flowers, realizing that there’s a whole world out there waiting to be heard, felt and smelt on your bike – no matter what bike it is. That’s why I say – “Long live the bike”

  10. Iris on April 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

     1. Women’s Lake Blue I Do Tee
    2. It means a means of refreshing and relaxing riding!

  11. Phil S on April 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    1. Men’s Charcoal Viva la Bicicleta Tee
    2. For me, riding my bike is more than an activity. It maybe started as a hobby or an interest, but now, it’s become something more. It’s become part of who I am.

  12. Julie Starling on April 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    1.  I like the Women’s Plum Viva La Bicicleta
    2.  May the bicycle live long and prosper and become a way of life for all!

  13. DjD808 on April 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    1a. I like the kids Viva shirt. It simple, clean and straight to the point. I would strongly consider buying one if it came in adult sizes.
    1b. the men’s charcoal “Viva La Bicicleta”.  I’m not sure what the material that true cycling t-shirts are made of, perhaps its really thin cotton but if this shirt was made of that in the charcoal color….that would be purchase #2. 

    2. Lastly as cheesy as it sounds. Viva La Bicicleta means freedom from all the stress in live when Im riding.

  14. Sarah on April 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Oh, oh, oh, I want one.  I’ll take any style you have.  To me it means being free and enjoying what I am doing.

  15. Sharon on April 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Love the purple script tee & viva la bicicleta means love & long life to me…  Love your bike!!!!

  16. Ray Blake on April 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I have actually yelled out the words viva la bicicleta while on my bike before so this is the ideal shirt for me.  I screamed it out when I was having a really great bike ride so I guess that is what it means to me.  I would take any of the shirts.

  17. Nin on April 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    1. The I Do T-shirt.
    2. It is the words to be yelled by all cyclists because we are part of the best sport in the world.

  18. Al on April 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    If I win I will donate it to the oldest cyclists that leaves a comment.
    The power on ONE, Symplicity, Community, Friendship and Love tha’s all it means to me.

  19. Fortino73 on April 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    1) I like the white-T-shirt, shows share the road. * both awesome tho- *
    2) viva la bicicleta means Power to the Bicycle. :) to me

  20. Keith R Edmiston on April 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I like the charcoal you’re wearing as well.

    I embrace the “Viva la Bicicleta” motto as a way of helping me stay focused on what matters in a simple life. Personal health, living in the moment, environmental responsibility, and a sense of community.

  21. Jun Zuniga on April 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

     1. Men’s Teal I Do Tee
    2. It means supporting an alternative means of transport, of enjoying an activity that forces you to notice your surroundings.

  22. jeremyiridebikes on April 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    1. The charcoal one rocks!

    2. Viva La Bicicleta means to me the continual push of the cycling revolution to move our city streets away from an automobile mindset. **Fist Bump**

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on April 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Congratulations, you’re one of the winners in our Viva la Bicicleta giveaway.  I’ll send you out a tweet and be sure to get back to me with your address and shirt size.

  23. Bob A on April 18, 2012 at 11:53 am

    1) the charcoal “Viva la Bicicleta” t you’re wearing, though all are great.
    2) celebrate all that is the bike – they are fun and full of life, and help their riders live long to enjoy them.

  24. Steven on April 18, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Okay, you’ve got a new customer.  If I don’t win one I am going to buy one.
    1.  I like the one Darryl is wearing in the picture, but maybe in a different color.
    2.  Viva la bicicleta means freedom to do what you love, and for me that is riding my bike.

  25. Alex J on April 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

    1. I like the Men’s I Do shirt.
    2. Viva La Bicicleta means it is time for a bicycle revolution!

  26. Eric Hutchins on April 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I like the one with the red background. It reminds me of a retro Coke label and while I am not a huge fan of Coke, they ARE advertising genius.
    To me it is about a lifestyle choice, about the way you live your life and the priorities that you set for your self.
    It is the anti -” I need a BMW and a house in the shi shi part of town, my son biff goes to boarding school and we WATCH polo on the weekends.”

  27. Zach Jacob on April 18, 2012 at 10:01 am

    1. I like the gray one in the picture here best.
    2. viva la bicicleta means not only long live the bicycle, but may we all live long, because we bicycle!

  28. Aaronthestrong on April 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I have to say that I actually like the womans and kids “Viva la Bicicleta” shirts the best. I love the logo, love the phrase, and especially those colours. I am a fan of Lake Blue Viva kids tee as well. 

    To me “Viva La Bicicleta” is a celebration of everything bike. It should be the rallying cry of all cyclists, “Long live the bike!”

  29. Kim on April 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

    1. My favorite is the charcoal shirt (seen above).
    2. Viva la Bicicleta means that I love the bicycle way of life…riding to work, riding for fun, riding to set my mind free!

  30. Alisa Hoyt on April 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

    1. I like the Kid’s Viva design, but I like the Women’s plum color. :-)
    2. For me, Viva la Bicicleta means self-reliance and freedom.

  31. Greg on April 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I’ll take the I Do shirt.  I’m getting married this year and it seems to fit the mood around here.  The words Viva la Bicicleta mean that cycling is the best thing ever and I feel alive when on my bike.

  32. Sam on April 18, 2012 at 8:40 am

    my favorite is the one that you are wearing in the picture.  viva la bicicletta means being so passionate about riding a bike that you cannot think of anything else.

  33. Mike Neifert on April 18, 2012 at 5:42 am

    1. i love the charcoal script shirt you’re wearing, though some of the others are awesome too!
    2. viva la bicicleta means transportation and speed and joy and new vistas to me. love to ride!

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