The game is simple: Ride your bike to the local businesses on your card and get something there. Participating businesses have cards for sale for $3. They should also have Bicycle Benefits stickers for $5. Hand them your card and they will give you a stamp. Get 5 in a row to unlock a reward, such as a free chocolate bar from Theo or a movie pass to Central Cinema. If you keep going, you unlock another reward with every row. Fill the whole card to unlock even more rewards, but you’re going to have to bike all around town to accomplish this feat. You gotta earn it.
All you need is a well working bike, a Bike Benefits sticker (available at participating businesses) on your helmet and a bingo card ($3 from one of the participating locations). The card lists area locations that have the cards available and will stamp your card when you ride your bike there and make a purchase using Bike Benefits and/or complete a fun challenge. When you get 5 in a row (yep; BINGO!) on your card, area businesses are giving out sweet prizes. Just ride over and show them how far you’ve come and your 5 in a row.
Don’t stop there! You can continue to complete bingo rows, win more prizes and ultimately go for blackout. We’ve put some more “out of the way” locations on the card to keep the adventurers and mileage seekers entertained. Please be loving and respectful to all the amazing places on the cards and have the best time ever. Don’t forget to post photos of your epic bingo adventure. email: [email protected] with questions.
If you don’t know what Bicycle Benefits is, here’s the scoop. With this neat little sticker ($5) on your bike helmet, you can get year-round discounts throughout Seattle when you ride your bike. Just ask employees for the “Bicycle Benefits deal” whenever you bike to any of the participating locations. Program stickers which do not expire can be purchased at participating businesses and through the www.bicyclebenefits.org website. Supporting businesses usually have a Bicycle Benefits window decal on their storefront.
Need that “volunteer with Bike Benefits” spot filled? Pick one, email us proof and we will set you up.
1. Connect with bike riders at work, at Gas Works Park at an area Farmer’s Markets, at a bike event etc. and sell/distribute 5 Bike Benefits stickers and 5 bingo cards. You’ll have to order these in advance from us or purchase from a local business and redistribute them (~2 hrs.). 2. Get a local business to sign-up for Bicycle Benefits. 3. Host a biker breakfast or bike bingo ride with 10 or more attendees. 4. Donate a bike pump to local business that they can make available to their customers and employees. 5. Help us with a graphic design project. 6. Stage a protest with at least `10 people in front of the Department of Transportation demanding them to stop designing roads that are killing people. 7. Do a DIY improvement that’ll enhance the bike riding experience in Seattle. 8. Get an article published during bingo that helps further the discussion on transportation equity, the horrific truths of auto-centric cities or Bike Bingo/Bicycle Benefits. 9. Beautifully create 40 bike love notes and secretly put them on people’s bicycles.
Some of these can be accomplished independently, some are more fun doing with others. email [email protected] with questions and to get your card stamped. Pair up with a friend if you want to.