The MONKEY ELECTRIC (virtual) ALLEYCAT HAS STARTED

Contest starts

Win a Monkey Electric Bicycle Wheel light

I’m giving away a Monkey Electric Bicycle Wheel light. Here’s how you win.

  • Sometime between Sunday and next Saturday, fill out the contest entry form.
  • You find the contest entry form by participating in a virtual “alleycat” race. You go from checkpoint to checkpoint, perform (for fun) various virtual “skills tests” and proceed to the next checkpoint.
  • The race isn’t to the swift — winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries — so hang out at the checkpoints for a little while and relax if you want. The checkpoints are all blogs and photo pages on the Internet.
  • Not all checkpoints are quite “live” at the moment that I’m posting this, but I anticipate you should be able to go through all checkpoints by Sunday evening. If there’s a bad link somewhere by Sunday evening, please leave a comment here and let me know.
  • This contest is open only to residents of the USA and Canada, and only where it’s legal for you. Sorry to those elsewhere.
  • Retail value for the Monkey Electric bike light is $65 — winner is responsible for any taxes.
  • Almost all the checkpoints are pointers to blogs, but not specific blog entries. You must hunt through the blog entries to find my comment for the next checkpoint.
  • I’ve received permission from all blog owners for me to post the checkpoints to their comment area. Thank you very much to all participants!
  • Thank you also to MONKEY ELECTRIC for this wonderful and fun prize.
  • Have fun with this! I hope you enjoy running this virtual alleycat. Let me know if you like it and I might try something like this again.

On your mark, get set, and visit the first checkpoint!

12 Comments

  • David 'The FredCast' Bernstein
    September 6, 2008 - 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Hey Fritz!

    I love this game. I hope it proves to be really successful. If so, maybe we can morph it into a virtual charity ride someday. Keep it in mind.

    See you at Interbike!

    David

  • David 'The FredCast' Bernstein
    September 6, 2008 - 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Hey Fritz!I love this game. I hope it proves to be really successful. If so, maybe we can morph it into a virtual charity ride someday. Keep it in mind.See you at Interbike!David

  • James T.
    September 7, 2008 - 8:08 am | Permalink

    I agree with David. This alleycat game was a great idea, and I hope it is a big success.

  • James T.
    September 7, 2008 - 3:08 pm | Permalink

    I agree with David. This alleycat game was a great idea, and I hope it is a big success.

  • David
    September 7, 2008 - 12:32 pm | Permalink

    help – I'm stuck in columbus!

  • David
    September 7, 2008 - 7:32 pm | Permalink

    help – I'm stuck in columbus!

  • Yokota Fritz
    September 7, 2008 - 2:47 pm | Permalink

    I've just posted a detour in Greenville around Columbus and San Diego. Sorry about the confusion!

    Judging from the "checking in" comments it looks like people are having fun with this — after the contest I'll let you know how many entries I receive.

  • Yokota Fritz
    September 7, 2008 - 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I've just posted a detour in Greenville around Columbus and San Diego. Sorry about the confusion!Judging from the "checking in" comments it looks like people are having fun with this — after the contest I'll let you know how many entries I receive.

  • Shane R.
    September 7, 2008 - 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the ride!
    After a beer break I was able to finish without too much sweat.

  • Shane R.
    September 7, 2008 - 11:39 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the ride! After a beer break I was able to finish without too much sweat.

  • Zyzzyx
    September 7, 2008 - 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Good stuff, thanks for the fun.

    Took a few breaks and detours of my own along the way but with some bread crumbs managed to find my way back on course.

  • Zyzzyx
    September 8, 2008 - 12:16 am | Permalink

    Good stuff, thanks for the fun.Took a few breaks and detours of my own along the way but with some bread crumbs managed to find my way back on course.

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