Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest



Send us a photo of your cycling inspired breakfast, or a description of what fuels you best….and Win.

This is a fun little contest suggested to us by our friends over at Bike2Power, and I thought it was a pretty dang great idea.  I’m a firm believer that a great breakfast starts your day off on the right track and I’m looking forward to the fun photos and breakfast ideas that you all have.  I also believe that All Cyclists are Champions….so this is a perfect combination for a contest.

Get creative and have fun with your creations…photos will be judged on level of creativity, design, and how it portrays cycling.  Written submissions should describe your idea of the ultimate breakfast and why you feel it helps your cycling.  Recipes can also be included as well.

Contest Details

  • Send us a photo of a unique cycling inspired breakfast that you created (just like in the example above) OR send in a short description of what you feel is the ultimate power breakfast for cyclists.
  • Photo can be taken using any kind of camera.
  • Photos must be your own and not peeled off an internet site somewhere.
  • Only one submission will be accepted per person, so be sure to choose wisely and select your absolute favorite.
  • Feel free to use any type of post-process editing to help give the photos a little something extra.
  • Make sure the photos you submit are of descent resolution.  The higher the resolution the better, but images of 750px wide would be ideal.
  • We welcome submissions from all over the world, but only able to submit winning prizes to those located in North America.
  • All photos submitted give Loving the bike irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and display the submitted photos.
  • Only photos and submissions that meet these rules and regulations will be considered.
Entries will be accepted from now through August 8th with winners being announced on August 10th.  Get Creative, Have Fun, and Get Them In.


1st Prize: Bike2Power LightCharge ultra light dual-mode charger (your choice of hub or rim dynamo version)
2nd Prize: Hydrapak Softflask, Injinji Socks, and $35 Road ID gift card
3rd Prize: GU Energy pack (including Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink and Chocolate Smoothie Recovery Brew), and Hydrapak waterbottle

Entry Submissions

Photos and/or written submissions can be sent in via the comments section below, or can be e-mailed to Darryl.  You can also tweet out your photos using instagram….just use the hashtag, #LovingtheBike with it so we can track them.

In case you have no clue as to what a Bike2Power LightCharge ultra light dual-mode charger is, I thought I better provide a little information on it so that you know what you’re in the running for with your entry.

LightCharge Product Features

LightCharge is a compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient bicycle usb charger for LED bicycle lights and mobile devices.  Italian-made and designed, LightCharge was conceived with a performance cyclist in mind.  It is exceptionally lightweight, weighing less than 2 ounces (50 grams with cable).  The product comes with a bottle dynamo cap that reduces friction and drag effect to a minimum.  This hyper-efficient bike charger begins charging at easily achievable 8 mi/hr (13 km/ hr); with a dynamo cap, at 10 mi/hr (16 km/hr).

In addition, the built-in overvoltage protection makes LightCharge a safe and efficient bike phone charger option.  LightCharge can be used to charge bike lights and mobile devices.  Easily switch between charging a bike light or a mobile device with a push of a button; bike lights can be hardwired or simply plugged into a USB port, depending on a rider’s preference.”


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12 Responses to “ Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest ”

  1. Darryl is Loving the Bike on August 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    This entry was e-mailed in from Joel Phillips (Reasons2Ride). Joel says: “All week during ride the Rockies, the pancake wagon was packed up and gone by the time Bethel and I arrived at the aid stations….The last day however, we were able to enjoy the sweet syrupy scrumptiousness only a pancake can deliver…”

  2. Darryl is Loving the Bike on August 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Another e-mail submission…this time from Heide Rewerts. Heide says, “Eggs, grits, biscuits, and chick-fil-a chicken. Need I say more.”

  3. Darryl is Loving the Bike on August 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

    This submission was e-mailed in from Ryan Werenka. He says, “It is a half cup of Quinoa with Strawberries, Blueberries and Blackberries. It is surprisingly filling, loaded with nutrients and easy to digest. Everything a cyclist needs to fuel up for a ride. I had this and a good cup of coffee prior to a 55 mile ride last Sunday and it did the trick. “

  4. JD on August 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I didn’t create this one, but think it is a great cycling breakfast picture.
    Along with coffee I think some hole wheat toast and some peanut butter is a good way to get started.

  5. Adam on August 3, 2012 at 9:20 am

    My cycling breakfast consists of oatmeal and eggs. Just like many others I also have coffee with this.

  6. G on August 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    My cycling breakfast consists of shredded chicken covered in my special rice (Brown rice with broccoli, cut green beans and corn) laced with ketchup and a very good helping of chopped hot peppers on top. (my favorites are fingerling hots or serranos). Add a side my wife’s very special zucchini cakes (also with ketchup and hot peppers). Aha… I’m hungry just typing this up.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on August 11, 2012 at 7:43 am

      Congratulations, G…’ve been selected as the third place winner in our Breakfast of Cycling champions contest. Please contact us at [email protected] so we can get your prize to you.

  7. Scott on August 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    My breakfast of champions is oatmeal with blueberries mixed in. I usually have coffee with it and if I’ll be riding soon after then I also knock back a gel before taking off as well. If I’m really hungry I might have a bar along with the oatmeal. It always works for me.

  8. ilike bikes1035 on August 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

    That is the best looking breakfast I’ve ever seen! I wish I could eat like that before riding to work every morning.

  9. Dan Saunders on August 1, 2012 at 10:00 am

    This is my go-to breakfast: Steel cut oats, berries, peanut butter, almond milk and flax meal. Keeps me full fairly well, which seems to be the challenge lately. (

  10. Edwin on August 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

    My ultimate breakfast to make sure I have a good ride is two poached eggs, one slice of whole grain toast, and a large cup of coffee. It is a light and nutritious breakfast and it always provides me with the energy I need to ride my bike. I also make sure to eat this at least an hour before I ride so that my stomach feels okay

  11. Darryl is Loving the Bike on August 1, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Submitted via Twitter by @aaronthestrong: Breakfast of champions! @Lovingthebike #BoC #Coffee


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