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Ride It Out! Celebrate National Bike to Work Day in Style

Written on May 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm , by

Written by Jordan Clifford, editorial intern

Dust off those handlebars and get ready to put your pedals to the metal, err road, to celebrate National Bike to Work Day tomorrow. We’re super stoked to get our wheels spinning—biking is great for the environment and your bod. (You blast about 540 calories per hour commuting on two wheels!) To get you in gear, we’ve got some great rides, deals and steals. Saddle up!

Ride In Style Look sleek and chic as you ride through town on Electra’s Amsterdam Forget Me Not 3i ($959, select retailers). This brightly colored stunner is made of lightweight aluminum and comes with both front and rear lights. Plus there’s a matching bell–ding, ding!

Lighten Your Load Dreaming of biking to work but lug too much back and forth? Novara’s Barrow Bike ($749.00, rei.com) was made for you. With its built-in basket and rear-rack you’ll have plenty of places to stash your stuff! And better yet, the basket is attached with Novara’s exclusive “N-dock” system, which keeps the basket aligned and steady–even through turns. So there’s no need to worry about an epically embarrassing spill (phew!).

Go Retro Perfect for a casual cruise down the beach or city streets, The Langdon ($399-$499, purecitycycles.com) has a retro-inspired frame that will have you racking up the compliments. The single-speed or three-speed models are offered in two sizes. Customizable for a great ride!

Get The Perks EveryMove, a free online and mobile app, rewards users for healthy activities like working out, gardening and, yes, biking, by linking to your favorite fitness trackers. In honor of National Bike Month, they are teaming up with Spinlister, Kaidel Sportswear and Orange Mud to help you cash in on your healthy habits and earn some great deals! Learn more here.

Win Your Own Don’t have a bike? Join our #MakeFitHappen Contest on Pinterest and you could score a Willow 3 beach cruiser from Brooklyn Bicycle Co! Entering is super easy – get the low down here. You have until Sunday, May 25th at 11:59pm to join in.

Photos courtesy of Electra, Novara and Pure City Cycles

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Enter FITNESS’ Make Fit Happen Contest on Pinterest!

Written on April 28, 2014 at 9:04 am , by

Woo-hoo, Memorial Day Weekend! OK, we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves, but we’re super stoked for the sunshine-filled holiday. Gear up for a long weekend of fun by joining our Make Fit Happen Contest on Pinterest. Entering is super easy, and you’ll score healthy recipes, low-cal cocktails and fun ideas for your next workout-wear shopping trip. Ready to join? Just follow these simple rules:

1. Follow FITNESS Magazine on Pinterest

2. Create a board called “FITNESS Make Fit Happen”

3. Email the link to your board to fitnessmail@fitnessmagazine.com with subject line “FITNESS Make Fit Happen”

4. Pin what helps you Make Fit Happen! Anything from workouts and recipes to fit quotes and bikini-style tips—the choice is yours, but be sure to include 5 FITNESS Magazine links (get some inspiration here and here) and include #makefithappencontest on your pins.

The contest runs until Sunday, May 25th at 11:59 p.m., at which point we’ll select a winner. What could you score? A Willow 3 beach cruiser from Brooklyn Bicycle Co., perfect for making this summer the best—and fittest—one yet!

Official Rules 

Happy pinning!