EcoVelo Bike Gallery Giveaway

The EcoVelo Gallery is a community project comprised of photos of transportational/utility bikes* submitted by readers from all over the world. To show my appreciation and encourage submissions, I’m currently running a little raffle. Here’s the deal: I have 3 pairs of lightly used Speedplay Frog SS pedals that I’m raffling off to 3 lucky winners. All you have to do is send me 4-6 photos of your bike, accompanied by a brief description of how you use it, and your name will be thrown into the hat for the drawing. If you have more than one bike you use for transportation, feel free to submit multiple (separate) entries – I’ll enter a ticket for each bike you submit. When we reach 100 gallery entries I’ll draw three names and ship the pedals to the winners. The sooner we fill the gallery, the sooner I pick the winners, so spread this around and tell your fellow bike commuters. Let’s build a gallery!

>>Visit the Bike Gallery Submission Guidelines page to submit your entry.

*A “tranportational/utility” bike is any bike used for commuting, running errands, etc. It doesn’t matter what kind of bike it is and it doesn’t have to be “fancy”; what matters is that it’s regularly used in place of a car for some practical purpose.

17 Responses to “EcoVelo Bike Gallery Giveaway”

  • Pamela says:


    My HP Velotechnik Grasshopper is my primary transportation. But perhaps you already have a Grasshopper in your Recumbent Blog Gallery?

    If you’d like to consider it for EcoVelo, I’d be happy to submit some photos.

    Reno, NV

  • Alan says:

    Hi Pamela,

    Please do submit your Grasshopper photos! :-)


  • RJ says:

    Hey there,

    I’d love to submit photos.. but I am having a heck of a time trying to email them! I can’t get my computer to open my gmail as my preferred email account, instead it keeps opening up another ‘mail wizard’ and I’m tying myself in a knot trying to make it work! Is there another way to send pictures?



  • Mike says:


    thanks for the reminder. I’ve been thinking about sending you pics of my three commuter bikes.


  • Alan says:


    Hi RJ,

    You can upload the photos to Flickr and I can download from there.


  • Alan says:


    Great! Looking forward to receiving the photos..


  • RJ says:

    Hey Alan,

    I loaded some pictures of my ride to Flickr. My username is Flying Bicycling.

    How I use it: everyday, all the time! I don’t own a car, so my Xtra Surly goes to the grocery store, the thrift store, the community garden, the farmers market, the coffee shop, potlucks, you name it. Even Home Despot.

    Make, model & other notes: I’m rollin’ on the ’07 Surly Long Haul Trucker (with 26″ wheels) with the much coveted Xtracycle attachment. Other specs of note include a pink Chris King headset, Phil Wood bottom bracket, Mavic XC 717 Cross Rims 32h 3-cross pattern and shimano bar-end shifters tuggin’ on a 9-speed. Delicious.

  • Apertome says:

    Well geez, I didn’t even know that was supposed to be a community gallery. I just might submit some photos of my commuter, although my beat-up old converted mountain bike is nowhere near as swank as the bikes on this site, so I’m hesitant.

  • Alan says:


    Please do send photos! We need more “real” bikes in the gallery! :-)

  • Andy in Germany says:

    I’ll see what I can do- I’ve a (British) Raleigh M-Trax that is 11 years old, doing great and about to be fitted with an Xtracycle. I just need to get some decent pictures of it.

  • EcoVelo » Blog Archive » Homestretch says:

    […] We’re almost there; as of today we have 91 bicycles in the EcoVelo Gallery. If you haven’t submitted a bike yet, this is your last chance to get in on the giveaway. […]

  • Kevin says:

    Hi Alan,

    Nice site and fine work as usual!
    I just sold my Bacchetta Aero and am out of ‘bents for good.
    The reason? I feel recumbents do not fit in with the majority of cyclists out there. So I have returned to my roots of road cycling on the traditional bike.
    What began as a lark was the purchase of a fixed gear 650 dollar bike the Surly Steamroller.
    What started as fun turned interesting than passionate about this simple machine and how well it performs on the road. Almost as fast as my fine Aero recumbent. So frankly recumbent culture can be a bit odd and anoying so I just got out of it!
    I became obsessed with making this bike comfortable enough to do some really long Ultra cycling rides on it. I went over every aspect of fit issues from seat height to pedal angles to handle bar stem length and height and I got a Selle An-Atomica saddle. A revolutionary design in saddles for the traditional bicycle. I took that seat out of the box and mounted it and did a 200k brevet on a fixie and averaged 19 miles per hour. About what I was doing on that expensive bent. So it was sold. That seat makes my traditional bike very very comfy over long distance.
    My next project will be some sort of power assist bike for my son who needs something to commute on.
    Any thoughts on the notion of power assist and the bicycle? I have a pretty open mind towards such a notion.
    Well again nice site.



  • Alan says:

    Hi Kevin,

    It’s been a long time! I hope all is well.

    I love the idea of power assist. It’s not for everyone, but for those that need it, it’s a great tool. For those that are physically challenged in some way, or for those that just need the assistance to cut time off of their commute, it provides a nice alternative to not riding at all. Not all of us are necessarily athletes, and all of us are getting older.

    I’ve been mostly off the bike for three weeks now with a nasty case of tendonitis; I’ve thought more than once that it would be nice to have power assist on one of my bikes right now.


  • Kevin says:

    Hi Alan,

    Sorry to here of your injury.
    I ran across this site and this power assist motor looks good. The engineering of the rest of the kit is rather impressive. Lots of customer reviews of the kits and motors on this site.
    It is a gas powered unit but for what my son needs I do think I am going to order one of these kits. A little pricey at about 580 dollars but the design looks sound with easy conversion to any type of bike. There is a cool video of a guy on a LWB ‘bent with one of these power assist motors on just moving along through traffic on his cummute. It’s cool check it out..


  • EcoVelo » Blog Archive » 100 says:

    […] on to business. I’ll be drawing the names for the pedal giveaway within the next few days. Once I’ve drawn the first batch of names, I’ll contact the […]

  • Doug R. says:

    Hey, how about giving away a Rivendell? I’d even get out my camera for that! ; ) LOL!

  • Alan says:

    You’re a little late to the party, Doug… :-)

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