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August 2013 ZAP Twin Cities Newsletter

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The August 2013 ZAP Twin Cities newsletter includes prize winners, our new Twitter account, a user pole, stats for July and more! Make your bike commuting count, get rewarded with ZAP Twin Cities!



New Twitter Account

Have you noticed the ZAP twitter feed has been… well, silent since November of 2012? To spare you all a long story, we have a new Twitter profile that you should follow.  We are now @ZAP_TC and will be posting updates and prize giveaways throughout each month.

To celebrate the reclaiming of our social media voice, watch for prize giveaways all month. We won’t skip our Facebook friends so be sure to watch for us on both for your chance to won!


Where’s the Beep?

Have you biked past a ZAP reader only to miss hearing the reassuring “beep” of your ZAP? Even the most seasoned ZAP bicycle commuter may bike by the same reader every day and know the perfect sweet spot to get scanned, yet still miss the beep.  What’s going on?ZAP bicycle commuter zone

The lack of beep in your life may be due to your super speed.  Yes, flying at full speed into work is an exhilarating experience, but swooshing by the scanning space for ZAP readers gives little to no opportunity for your tag to be read.

We don’t want to be a buzz kill, but if you’re left asking “where’s the beep”, try slowing down for the scan.


It’s a Poll 


July Stats for ZAP Twin Cities

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Prize Winners for July Rides Drawing

Drum role please!

The winner for $60 towards a helmet of your choice at Commuter Connection is

A. English

Please stop into Commuter Connection by the end of the month to pick out your helmet.

Commuter Connection
220 South 6th Street, Skyway Level of US Bank Plaza
Minneapolis, MN 55402


To be entered in our monthly drawing for prizes, all you have to do is ride, get counted by an area ZAP reader at least 8 times that month, and of course, read our short and sweet email each month to see if you’ve won!


New Member?

As a warm welcome, newbies get a prize after their first 10 ZAPs. Every month we’ll send out an email to those who have reached their first 10 ZAPs.


Want More Chances to Win Prizes?

Follow and “Like” ZAP on Facebook and Twitter for impromptu give aways!


August Prize Pool

Thanks to awesome businesses that value ZAP and donate prizes, we are able to have a monthly prize drawing rewarding ZAP riders.

August’s ZAP prize is:

“Complete Tune” Bicycle Tune Up ($70 value)
Behind Bars Bicycle Shop

This Northeast Minneapolis bicycle shop offers new and used bikes, parts, service, and apparel.

behind bars bicycle shop

The Complete Tune includes: a complete wipe down of the bike; re-tension of all cables; off bike major wheel true; adjustments of front and rear derailleur, and front and rear brake; adjustments of headset, bottom bracket, and wheel bearings; lube the cables, chain, and check all bolts; air in the tires; safety inspection and recommendations.

Behind Bars Bicycle Shop
208 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55488


Do you or someone you know own a business? Our prize reserves are running low and we need some more prize sponsors. Please contact us to sponsor monthly prizes.


Thanks everyone!

Enjoy the summer of biking!