Our Everyday Adventures

We are not adventurers by choice but by fate – Van Gogh

Give-Away CONTEST ~ Detours Bike Bags

To help get you geared up this summer, between now and May 15th, we’re conducting another give-away contest!  Detours Bike Bags has generously sent us some of their outstanding new products to give-away to a few lucky people.   To be entered into the random drawing, we’re asking you to do 2 easy things:

1.)  Subscribe (and confirm your address) to our blog by entering your e-mail address in the green box at the top left corner of the page.  You’ll be sent a confirmation e-mail from “Feedburner” with a link to confirm your address.  If you’re already a subscriber, great you’re already 1/2 way there!

2.)  Comment at the bottom of this post (using the “add a comment” link) and share your summer plans with us. Are you traveling internationally? Planning a road trip? Mastering an old skill? Learning a new sport? We’re looking for some inspiration, and what better way then to hear what you’ve got planned!

That’s it,  At 11:59 p.m. on April 15th, the contest closes, we’ll randomly select 3 people using Random.org, we’ll make sure your a subscriber, then we’ll get in touch with the winners!

About the Prizes…

1st Place:  D2R Large Pannier Set. Large, water resistant back pannier set with universally compatible 4-point attachment system. Includes a rain cover.  We’ll be using a similar set this summer on our bike tour of Ireland!

2nd Place:  D2R Handlebar Bag. Awesome, all inclusive, handlebar bag. Perfect for commuting or touring.  We just posted a full review about the bag here.

3rd Place: Slice Top Tube Bag. Sure to become one of your favorite bike accessories. I know it’s our “most used” bike bag. We fell in love with this style of bag last summer, and can hardly go on a ride now without it!


August Contest to Win a Patagonia GORE-TEX® Piolet Jacket

After 10 long years, Patagonia is once again partnering up with GORE-TEX® to create the finest outerwear products available.  This fall, Patagonia will debut it’s new lineup of 16 new GORE-TEX® products and we were able to score one of the new $299 Piolet jackets early to give away to one lucky person!  To be entered into the random drawing (the fairest way we know of to give stuff away) you’ll need to complete 2 tasks.

1.)  Subscribe (and confirm your address) to our blog by entering your e-mail address in the green box at the top left corner of the page.  You’ll be sent a confirmation e-mail from “Feedburner” with a link to confirm your address.  If you’re already a subscriber, great you’re already 1/2 way there!

2.) Send us an e-mail here with a photo from your favorite adventure!  Throughout the month we’ll drop the photos in a slide show at the bottom of this post.

And Here’s the fine print…  A winner will be chosen using Random.org as soon as we can after the contest deadline of 11:59 p.m. mountain time on August 31st.  The Winner will get to chose either a brand new men’s or women’s Patagonia Piolet Jacket.  We’ll put you in touch with Patagonia to pick out size and color, and they’ll send you the jacket!  If you have any questions or are having troubles either subscribing or sending a photo, let us know here at: OurEverydayAdventures@gmail.com


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July Contest Update

Post by:  Jake

Thanks again for all those who have commented on the July contest by sharing your favorite camping destinations.  If you haven’t checked out the list of comments yet, you should.  It’s a pretty impressive list and I’m sure there’s plenty of location on there to inspire you!  As a reminder, we’ll be picking winners using Random.org.  We’ll try and notify the winners and post results as quickly as possible, however on August 1st Veronica and I will be driving down to Salt Lake City for the Outdoor Retailer show, so it might take us a little longer than usual.  If you don’t win this month, stick around because in August we’ll be giving away a brand new $300 Gore-Tex jacket from Patagonia!  We’ll also have some great shwag (hopefully) from the OR show to randomly give away!

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July Contest

In honor of all the nice weather we’re finally getting in Montana, this month’s give-away contest will be for some great gear to keep you cool.  It’s super easy to enter and everyone’s welcome.  To enter, we’re asking you to do 2 things. 1.)  Subscribe to our blog (and confirm) by entering your e-mail address in the little green box at the top left corner of this page.  You’ll be sent a confirmation e-mail (from Feedburner) as soon as you subscribe.  If you’re already a subscriber, great, your 1/2 way there.  2.)  Post a comment at the bottom of this notice telling us where your favorite camping spot is?  That’s it.  Super easy.  Winners will be chosen using Random.org.

And the prizes are:

#1.  A $50 REI gift card.

#2. A pair of Ryders Sunglasses of your choice (we’ll try to accommodate between a few of your choices).

#3. Hydrapak Gel-Bot

This contest ends 11:59 p.m. Mountain time July 31st and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.   And as always, we reserve the right to give more stuff away at random so keep your eyes peeled.


And The Winners Are…

Thanks again so much for making this such a successful promotion!  Veronica and I loved reading your e-mails and comments about the contest.  So, without further delay… Here’s the list of winners for all the prizes.

Contest #1        1st Place.  Pearl Izumi PRO Tri Singlet and Triathlon Shorts.

                                    Winner:  Cooper B.

                        2nd Place.  Pearl Izumi STREAK II Road running shoes.

                                    Winner:  Ehretja

Contest #2       1st Place. Pearl Izumi Syncro Fuel XC running shoes.

                                    Winner:  Dustin M.

                        2nd Place. GU Energy Performance Energy Sampler Pack.

                                    Winner:  Mark K.

                        3rd Place.  Road ID product of your choice.

                                    Winner:  Amanda R.

If you didn’t win, no worries – stay tuned for our next give-away coming up soon!  I’ll be posting more about the next promotion when we get back from 4th of July festivities up in Glacier National Park!

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Pearl Izumi Contest Update

Just a couple days left to get in any referral credits for the Pearl Izumi give-away and the “Contest #2” for folks who have referred friends.  Thanks again for signing up, and for all the support and kind words regarding our blog.  Although the June give-away is still active, we’ve been working hard on setting up another couple months’ worth of give-aways for July and August.  You’re going to love what we’ve been able to get lined up!  As a teaser,  some of the companies involved will be: Ryders Eyewear; Hydrapak, Patagonia and more!  Keep an eye out for the official upcoming announcement!


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Contest Within a Contest

First of all let me say a big Thank You for signing up for the Pearl Izumi promotion we’re doing on the blog! 

 We’ve had so much support in fact that we’ve decided to run a second give-away contest.  A Contest Within a Contest. Just like the movie Inception, this contest will only be offered to a select group. 

 You are still entered into the Pearl Izumi Contest, and you can still get more entries into that contest by referring friends. Simply let us know who you referred (e-mail addresses, as that’s all we can see from our end) and when we see them sign up you’ll get another entry.   That’s contest #1.

Contest #2  is for all the people who have referred someone.  Everyone who has referred someone will have their name put into a second drawing, and you can get more names entered by referring more people (1 extra entry per referral).  Referrals only count if your friends have verified their e-mail addresses, and they will only count if you tell us who you referred so we can give you credit.  This contest will end the same exact time the other one ends… June 30th at 11:59 p.m. mountain time.

And Here’s the prizes…

Contest #1

1st Place: Pearl Izumi PRO Tri top and bottom ($200 value)

2nd Place:  Pearl Izumi  Streak II shoes ($110 value)

 Contest #2 

1st Place:  Pearl Izumi Syncro Fuel XC running shoes ($110 value)

2nd Place:  Gu Energy Performance Energy Sampler Pack ($24 value)

3rd Place:   Road ID product of your choice!  ($35 value)

 Thanks again for your support, and as always We’re always open for feedback!


Pearl Izumi Contest!

To celebrate the completion of our first Triathlon, we're giving away some awesome Pearl Izumi Tri-apparel. All you have to do to enter the contest is subscribe to our blog, and/or get your friends to sign up. It's that simple. On June 30th at 11:59 p.m. the contest will end and we'll make a list of all the subscribers. A winner will be chosen using random.org and we'll get your prize in the mail asap so you can start using it. You'll get 1 entry into the contest by signing up, and more entries if you can get your friends to sign up. Just tell us their names by clicking here, and if/when we see them sign up we'll add another entry for you and your friend will also be signed up.

Sign up, by entering your e-mail in the green box at the top of the page. After you click “Subscribe” an e-mail will be sent to you asking you to confirm. Only confirmed e-mails will be entered into the contest.

1.) First place will get a Pearl Izumi P.R.O. SERIES TRI SINGLET AND SHORTS. $200 (See photos to the right. Please note that both the top and bottom are the colors of the pictured shorts. It is a matching set.)

2.) Second place will get a pair of Pearl Izumi STREAK II road running shoes. $110

And here’s the fine print… We already have the brand new products in hand, and can’t exchange for different sizes. The PRO shorts are a “large” the Singlet is a “large”, and the Streak II shoes are a US men’s 9.5 I know, these won’t fit everyone, but if you win and they don’t fit then pass them on to someone that will fit them, sell them to a friend, be creative; they are yours to keep.