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October 30th, 2012 / Biking + Competition + Multisport + Running/Fitness
Whether you run, ride or walk you’ll be blown away by the magnificent landscapes of the Motatapu in the South Island of NZ and it’s surrounding valleys!
We have 2x Icebreaker Race Packs to giveaway for the amazing Motatapu race adventure held on the 9th of March 2013. If you’re new to off road events or an experienced adventure racer, the Motatapu have events that you can aspire to. Click here to learn more about this once-a-year opportunity.
Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) in 100 words or less why you should represent the Icebreaker team at Motatapu 2013 and you could win one of two Icebreaker packs which include:
• 1x Free Entry
• 1x Icebreaker Race Kit including shorts, a GT top and socks.
Email email@example.com before the 22nd November 2012 with your 100 words (pictures are welcome too)!
Terms and conditions:
- One entry per person.
- Entries must be received by the 22nd November 2012 and sent to the above email address.
- The winner will be notified via email that they have won before the 27th November 2012 and arrangements will be made from there.
- The winner will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
- If you have any questions about the above promotion please contact Icebreaker on (NZ) 0800 080 800.
August 24th, 2012 / Biking + Crazy Adventures
This is the first time in my short 33 years that I’ve ever raised any substantial amount of money or awareness for any particular cause (save for the one time I participated in ‘MoVember’ which, while I did raise some money and awareness for prostate cancer, doesn’t exactly count… I mean who doesn’t want to grow a mustache!?). However, this time is different. I’ve already raised a small fortune ($3,855 to be exact), and I’m putting my heart and soul behind this one, because I truly believe in it… So what is Climate Ride did you say?
During the 2nd week of September, myself and 100 other people (whom I don’t at all know), will be riding our bikes form Eureka, CA to San Francisco. We will be averaging 70 miles per day, through the winding hinterland of northern California’s coastal region, following Hwy 1 much of the way. And we will be riding to raise awareness about climate change, and to inspire and empower our fellow citizens to work towards a new energy future. The funds we raise will go directly to leading edge sustainability, climate, clean energy, and bicycle-related projects and organizations. Our ultimate goal is to raise the profile of renewable energy and the green economy among participants, donors, sponsors, and the general public.
We have enjoyed the support of many great donors and volunteers who have given cash, time, encouragement and in-kind contributions. And Icebreaker is now a supporter! After writing to Icebreaker about my endeavor, they generously contributed both cash and in-kind support ( comfy Icebreaker bike gear!). And as a commitment to the cause, I will be matching their in-kind retail contribution value to my fundraising page. Taken together, this now makes Icebreaker one of my biggest contributors! Thanks Icebreaker!
If you would like to help me raise awareness for our environment and help find a way to a new energy future, please click on this link. Any and all help is sincerely appreciated.
- John Grossman – Bicycle Avenger and friend of Icebreaker
October 10th, 2011 / Biking + Outdoors
“Everywhere there is an adventure athlete waiting to challenge the elements and push their body and their equipment to the extreme”.
Olympic mountain bike champion Bart Brentjens stated after this years Leadville 100 mountain bike race, “This is the hardest one-day race that I have ever ridden in my whole career.”
At 6:30 am August 13th 2011, 1900 people crowded the main street of Leadville, Colorado, which at 3,100 metres is the highest incorporated city in North America, for the infamous Leadville 100 race. This race has pushed Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong to the limit and led ordinary people into realms of physical discovery they had never dreamed of, this is truly one epic bike race.
Two of the biggest factors for finishing this race is 1st, your fitness level, and 2nd your equipment and nutrition. I can’t thank Icebreaker enough. With a time of 11 hours and 4 min, I sat in the Icebreaker bib shorts for a very long time! The temperature ranged from 1 degree celsius to 30 degree celsius in that time and without proper shorts it can be a very unpleasent experience and really get in the way of your mental focus.
The Icebreaker bib shorts kept me warm when they needed to, and they breathed for me when I was at the 80 km mark at 3780 metres high with the sun pouring down on me as I climbed a mountain. I won’t ride without them.
- Blake Wood, Icebreaker Ambassador