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Gear Up Every Ride Photo Contest Starts May 1

| 30 April 2015 9:02 am

MIC Motorcycle Industry Council

Courtesy of the Motorcycle Industry Council
IRVINE, CA, APR. 29, 2015

Gear Up Every Ride is launching a month-long photo contest starting May 1. The contest gives riders a chance to win nearly $10,000 in prizes in exchange for posting photos that embrace the Gear Up theme and including the hashtag #GearUpEveryRide on Instagram.

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Gear Up Every Ride’s panel of judges will select the grand-prize winner, while weekly winners will be chosen randomly. The complete list of rules is available on the website at gearupeveryride.org.

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Prizes will be provided by MIC aftermarket members Aerostich, Bell, BMW Motorrad USA, Held, HJC, MotoQuest, REV’IT!, Schuberth and Scorpion Sports and include an Aerostich R-3 light one-piece riding suit; an Aerostich Darien Jacket; Elkskin Roper Gloves; Aerostich Combat Touring Boots; a Schuberth S2, C3 or C3w Helmet; Held Sambia gloves; a MotoQuest bike rental; a REV’IT Shield Jacket; REV’IT Factor 3 Pants; REV’IT RSR 2 Gloves; an HJC FG-X Grand Duke; HJC RPHA ST Black; a Scorpion Yosemite Jacket; Scorpion Yosemite Pants; a Scorpion Exo-T1200 Touring Helmet; Scorpion Coolhand II Vented Gloves; a Bell Custom 500 Matt Black XL Helmet; a Bell Qualifier Matt Black M Helmet; a Bell SX-1 Blue M Helmet; a Bell MX 9 Scrub Pink M Helmet; a Bell Qualifier DLX Pink Impulse M Helmet; and select BMW apparel.

A sampling of the brands and products available to lucky contest winners.

A sampling of the brands and products available to lucky contest winners.

Gear Up Every Ride will go live on May 1 with its photo contest. Contest participation is simple:
1. Follow @gearupeveryride on Instagram.
2. Snap a photo of you and/or your friends all geared up and ready to ride.
3. Upload your photo to Instagram and tag it with the hashtag #gearupeveryride.

Keep an eye out for this Gear Up logo. You’ll soon be seeing it on helmets, riding apparel, ads, and wherever safe riding gear is a priority.

Keep an eye out for this Gear Up logo. You’ll soon be seeing it on helmets, riding apparel, ads, and wherever safe riding gear is a priority.

Weekly winners will be randomly chosen. The more entries you submit, the more chances you’ll have to win. A grand-prize winner will be chosen by Gear Up Every Ride’s panel of judges.

Gear Up Every Ride is a new initiative intended to inspire a fundamental shift in the way riders think, encouraging them to express themselves and the independent spirit of motorcycling through their riding gear. It was created by the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Rider Safety Committee – a team of experts representing riding-gear manufacturers, distributors and marketers.

Gear Up is based on the core principles of education, preparation and inspiration. The Gear Up team believes that informing riders of the latest developments and trends in protective equipment will allow them to make the best decisions about the gear they wear.

About the Motorcycle Industry Council
The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ ATV/ ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.

The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a government-relations office in metropolitan Washington DC. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org.

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