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My Reasons To Ride Cleveland Video Contest Award Celebration

October 4, 2012

Raleigh Bicycles Bike Cleveland

Why do you ride your bike? What does Cleveland’s growing bicycle culture mean to you and your riding? What do you like best about bicycling in Northeast Ohio? Being on a bike represents different things to different people, and cyclists had theire chance to tell their stories – and show their Cleveland bike pride – in the My Reasons To Ride Cleveland Video Contest this held betwen July 1 and August 15, 2012, sponsored by Raleigh Bicycles, Century Cycles and Bike Cleveland.

Raleigh Cadent i8 bicycleRaleigh Bicycles reviewed all the video submissions and the most compelling video won a Raleigh Cadent i8 bicycle valued at $739.99. A great around-town bicycle for commuting or touring, the Cadent i8 has a simple design and an easy-shifting 8-speed internally geared rear hub for a clean look and low maintenance.

The winner was announced during a celebration at our Rocky River store on Oct. 4, 2012. Following the awards, most attendees joined us for a ride to Deagan's Bike Night. See below for the winning videos, the other top 4 finalists, a few more selections of our favorite video submissions, and photos from the awards event!

Since we reached our goal of at least 50 videos submitted for the contest, Raleigh Bicycles and Century Cycles also made a $5,000 donation to Bike Cleveland ( to help them continue to promote and protect bicycling in Northeast Ohio.

Although the contest is over, you can still add your voice to the growing national video quilt. How does it work? Simply make a video using your cell phone, video camera or computer. It doesn’t have to be a big Hollywood production or a long “War and Peace” epic. Just show your passion and share why you ride your bike. Then:

  1. Go to and create an account.
  2. Upload your video.
  3. On the video submission form, when asked for “Group/Cause/Ride,” tag it with: Bike Cleveland

Lindsey Bower - Grand Prize Winner

Jerry Lane - Finalist

Shelli Snyder - Finalist

Benjamin Stewart - Finalist

Scott Cowan - Owner, Century Cycles

Kevin Madzia - Century Cycles

Brandon Halleen - Gates/Raleigh Cycling Team

Event Photos