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Announcement: Winter 2019 Writing Contest Winners!

March 15, 2020


Announcement: Winter 2019 Writing Contest Winners!

to the winners of TreadBikely’s first Winter 2019 writing contest!

have been notified and have 30 days to respond, after which I’ll begin posting
their submissions.

receiving more than 150 worldwide entries, its success far exceeded my expectations.
Submissions spanned everything from short stories to poetry, and even some story-focused

Topics were even more diverse: some told stories about childhood events, while others focused on rediscovering cycling after years of absence. Many honored loved ones, both living and deceased, and also imparted important messages—from feminism to the embracing of new technology.

Whittling these entries down to just three winners was a difficult task, to say the least! Based on the success, I plan to continue running writing contests once per quarter, with the same three winners and payouts.

again to the winners. Let’s keep writing about the magic of the bicycle, while sharing
the stoke!


Derek has more than two decades of experience as a cyclist, and is the founder of TreadBikely. He currently travels full-time with his family via RV, enjoying the country's best biking destinations. A secular Buddhist, Derek frequently explores the intersection of cycling, mindfulness, and compassion in his writing. #rolloutblissout
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