How to Enter the Park Tool Bike Month





Introduction: How to Enter the Park Tool Bike Month

Bicycles are beautiful and amazing things. As a form of transportation and source of adventure and fun they are at the top of the class. With warmer weather and longer days we have more and more chances to cruise along on two wheels and enjoy the world around us.

We want to see more people riding around on bikes and as motivation we're making the month of May Bike Month from Instructables andPark Tool. Show us some great bike-themed Instructables and win aPark ToolI-Beam Mini Fold Up HexWrench / Screwdriver Set as well as an Instructables t-shirt!

Your Instructable can be about bike maintenance, bike mods, bike riding, bike purchasing, or anything else related to bikes. Be sure to make it so great that more people will get out on the road and enjoy the two-wheel lifestyle!


Voting Prize (5) AnI-Beam Mini Fold Up HexWrench / Screwdriver Setfrom Park Toolso you can fix problems on the road and an Instructables Robot t-shirt so you look good doing it.
Value: $40

Judges' Prize (5) AnI-Beam Mini Fold Up HexWrench / Screwdriver Set fromPark Tool so you can fix problems on the road and an Instructables Robot t-shirt so you look good doing it.
Value: $40

Runner Up (10) Instructables Robot patch.
Value: $5


International entries are allowed.

Open to enter: April 29 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: May 31 11:59 PM PST

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Step 1: Official Rules

1. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

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8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

10. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the State of California and any applicable laws and regulations of the United States.



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    Great idea for a competition. I have been using Park Tools for a while as an avid cyclist and former bike mechanic. They make the best bikes tools around, not only are they a great value but they are also the highest quality. I find their website full of information, unfortunately I also find it very hard to follow their instructions and they are also difficult to find. Do you think it would be possible to have people from Park Tools move some of their documentation over to this site and in to instructables? Thanks, -Joe

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    I know that Park Tool has a book that documents the use of a lot of bike tools. If Park Tool was willing to give us a load of tools, we'd certainly be willing to document them.

    Imnor confusion caused here... Was running for a last minute entry I'm not going to make in time but have to ask why in my time zone it's now june 2nd 1:05 and the contest is open? On the page it says june 1st is the deadline, which is it?

    you should have a seperate prize befor the runner up for an instructables T-shirt

    we dont have longer days
    theres raccoons out there..

    Thanks for making this cool contest! I just created a tutorial yesterday but when I try to enter the contest it says I have no eligible tutorials. Am I missing something?

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    The contest is only for regular Instructables and sadly videos like yours can't be entered. I'll see if this can be changed.

    Ok no problem, thanks for letting me know!

    I might be inclined to paint my bike this month instead of over the summer as I first thought. I was thinking urban camo... (method from airbrushtricks)

    So there are five judges prizes and five views prizes? And ten runner up prizes? Also wooh! go bike month, I love this mainly because I ride my bike everyday, also I know a woman who rides her bike everywhere and on warm days has her snake around her neck, quite a sight.

    hmmm would a unicycle be considered a bike? ,two wheeled life style hmmm

    my 6th grade library teacher built this death bike from a skayrboard and skkotetr and had no brakes tho.....

    feck sake i just built a raceing bike from scratch without any pics and then this comp started.... ahhh well. how do u win the judges prizes? do you just vote or what?

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    The judges prizes are Instructables that Instructables staff choose as being good entries.

    Sweet. I bet BicycleTutor is going to post so much. What if you do an Instructable not actually fixing the bike, but having fun with it? :-)

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    Well I'm doing a big 'ible on basic tricks and my long time coming 'ible on urban cycling... It just appeared in the contest enter thing after publishing and I was like, sweet what luck...


    Fun! Perhaps I'll get my bike fixed in time!

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    same here! My rear wheel is really messed up