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!
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!
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?
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.
Drum role please!
The winner for $60 towards a helmet of your choice at Commuter Connection is
Please stop into Commuter Connection by the end of the month to pick out your helmet.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the summer of biking!