Win a 10 Day Cycling Trip to New Zealand from Diamondback and Sport Chalet

I know a lot about New Zealand, for three reasons. First, I’ve been to London, and it’s chock full of New Zealanders thanks to something called a “gap year,” whatever that is. Second, I have watched all of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, which are filmed in NZ, and third, I have seen all episodes of Flight of the Conchords, which was filmed in New York, but featured New Zealanders.

Yiss, Britt.
Yiss, Britt.

It is upon that wealth of New Zealand knowledge I draw when I say that it would be super cool to win this trip to ride there from Diamondback and Sport Chalet.

I'm ineligible for every part of this image.
I’m ineligible for every part of this image.

As you may know, I’m a Diamondback fan thanks to riding their crazy nice carbon hardtail 29er, the Overdrive Pro. I’d only be more stoked about them if they flew me to NZ for some riding.

But winners get more than that. They also get to fly to the Diamondback HQ in Kent, WA to see how they do things there. And you get a bike too, worth up to $5000. Not bad.

All you have to do to enter is go here and type in some information about yourself. Then, if you win, you’ll get to fill your eyeballs with scenery of this calibre.

Suspension bridge!
Suspension bridge!

And they even take you to Hobbiton, the town where Elijah Wood became a man.

Look, honey! A round door! Holy crap I am freaking out!
Look, honey! A round door! Holy crap I am freaking out!

I will say that, based on my interpretation of the contest literature, the riding doesn’t sound like it’ll be super technical singletrack. It sounds to me like there might be a bit of MUP riding. Not that that wouldn’t be awesome, because I have no doubt that it would. I’m just saying, if you’re expecting rock gardens, you might be disappointed.

We asked the PR team who sent this press release over for clarification on this point and were told that the ride “sounds like it will not be on roads,” but a quick Google reveals that the Timber Trail, which is part of the ride, is a rails to trails type situation. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

Enter. Win. Take photos. Send photos to us. And ask Diamondback if I can have a Carbon Overdrive Pro while you’re there. I liked that bike a lot.

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