Enter Shimano Photo Caption Contest for Prizes and Free AM Downieville Classic Entry

Jul 16, 2013 at 17:55
by Richard Cunningham  
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Shimano, a long-time supporter of the Downieville Classic mountain bike race today launched a Facebook photo caption contest to give one lucky winner a coveted race entry to experience the All-Mtn Challenge as well as choice Shimano mountain bike components, fishing products and swag. An ideal prize package for those who live a mountain lifestyle, the prize package valued at over $800 includes a pre-paid All Mtn Entry, a complete Zee brake set with rotors and a Shimano fishing package that includes a Shimano Crucial rod, Sahara reel, select lures, Shimano duffel bag, and Shimano apparel.

Shimano Downieville Contest prizes

Win these great prizes and more with your winning caption. Shimano's contest takes place on its Facebook page, so be sure to use the links below to enter.

How to Enter the Contest
To enter the contest visit the Shimano Facebook page and click on the Caption contest icon. The best photo caption to be determined by Shimano will win the complete prize package.Contestants can click this direct link. The winner will be announced July 23. Not on Facebook? Click here.

But Wait! There's More
In addition to this exciting caption contest, Shimano will be holding a fish casting contest in conjunction with the infamous Downieville River Jump contest Saturday afternoon August 3rd. Entrants will try and hit a target from the Downieville floating island to be eligible to win various Shimano Fishing and Mountain Bike related products. Shimano will also have fishing-related products on display and rods and reels available to demo. The Grand Prize winner of the casting contest will receive a Shimano Rod and Reel along with various other fishing related products. Details of how the casting contest works will be announced at the event.

About Shimano American Corporation
Shimano American Corporation, a member of global Team Shimano, along with its world-renowned subsidiaries, offers consumers outstanding sport-related products and apparel. Shimano is proud of its staff, diversity in talent, interests and backgrounds. The company is an ISO14001 certified business where environmental compliance and continual improvements are part of the business philosophy and operations.


  • 68 9
 As a non-facebook user, this contest will not include me. Using Facebook to market is a good strategy I suppose, but it is a shame I can't participate.
  • 45 5
 I agree facebook is a shame !
  • 21 48
flag AAAustin (Jul 16, 2013 at 18:30) (Below Threshold)
 Takes 30 seconds to make one
  • 93 5
 And a lifetime to live it down!
  • 35 1
 Oh crap. I've been calling it facepage all these years.
  • 7 2
 i made a fake facebook specifically for these things. ive entered contests to win bikes and downloaded free music from people who say you have to like their page to get the download. my name is "john smith." its a great idea and really has its benefits
  • 12 3
 I thought it was Arsebook..?
  • 7 0
 But why zee?? I thought shimano was proud of the saint line up.. Frown
  • 27 1
 ZEE is the sound the shimano reel makes when you snag some elixer brakes at the bottom of the lake.... true story!
  • 11 0
 To be honest I just came here to see the hoodie wearing fish. Frown

That better make in in the prize pack
  • 7 0
 I had Facebook. The slog of pictures of people's kids and updates like "Shower, now bed" made me delete it. Really don't miss it, except for emailing friends and contests like this one.
  • 12 0
 Nowadays its more like:
Like for kittens
Comment for kittens
Share for kittens
Ignore and you'll sleep with the exorcism
or something along the lines of creepy.
  • 6 37
flag matteosignorelli (Jul 16, 2013 at 21:07) (Below Threshold)
 people who don't have Facebook are just ashamed of there past... end of story. no need for the excuses guys
  • 7 2
 No, people who do not have Facebook have shame and brains.
  • 5 24
flag Fuglio (Jul 16, 2013 at 21:12) (Below Threshold)
 Not having a face book is like not have a phone cause your scared of people lising to your conversations..or somthing
  • 24 1
 FACEBOOK - because I'm too lazy to stalk you in real life !
  • 5 0
 Can i use that fishing rod as a rear derailleur on my MTB... ???
  • 6 0

A fake facebook page to enter contests...or to spy on ex-girlfriends?.. My facebook page is Joseph Smith. "Like me" and i'll have 100 virgins waiting for you in heaven. Donate 10% of your income to me and i'll let you enter the temple. The perks go on and on...
  • 2 0
 Ummm^... I was just quite simply annoyed to sh*t with 90% whatever I read on FB. And thats why it had to go after about 6weeks.
  • 2 2
 Let me just set up my Youface page... Youface... who are you facing...
  • 2 1
 Justincs come up with est comment ever lmao... hahhaa Salute
  • 2 0
 For non Facebook users go to this link:

  • 1 3
 i'm sorry, but this is ridiculous. We are in the 21st century, everyone knows that Facebook is widely used for all kinds of things. Its your decision to not have Facebook, so its basically you're decision to not participate in the contest. As it's been stated, creating an account takes less than 3 minutes.
  • 3 0
 Shimano updated the contest to allow Faceless members of the internet community to participate. Evidently, it's OK not to post photos and information about your private lives.

"Woodlandplayer: bit.ly/15MNiYF
  • 13 0
 Make a fishing reel with a mini ice tech rotor and saint brake !!! Boom billion dollar idea LoL
  • 3 0
 Would actually be cool to get a little break lever to play with the fish instead of adjusting the "release" force of the line. Go for it shimano, rob is right.
  • 3 0
 We'll +1 that
  • 1 0
 There big game fish reals do have a break system on them but to bad it's not saint quailtiy
  • 12 0
 Hey Pinkbike Fans! We're listening, for those of you not on facebook we posted it on our website for ya!
Good luck and see you in Downieville! bit.ly/15MNiYF
  • 2 0
 Thnk you for making quality components Salute
  • 9 1
 Pinkbike is all about the complaining: why facebook? Why 29er? Why an xc POD? Why didnt the other guy win?
  • 16 0
 Don't forget the people who complain about all the complaining!
  • 1 0
 LOL^, too right!
  • 3 0
 Companies have to get over using social media for bloody participating in their contests, especially Faceplant. I think companies, especially the ones the size of Shimano, are selling themselves short by not steering traffic to their websites. Thats where are the product is, not on the Facebook page.
  • 1 0
 yeah, but as soon as you 'like' shimano's facebook page, you get all of their updates right on your newsfeed thing. That way shimano is constantly being banged into your head with all their promo vids, contests, product releases... you get the idea it is good marketing
  • 11 6
 Cant believe people still complain about Facebook... Its just a utility to organize rides Big Grin
  • 5 0
 Nice, fishing and biking stuff!!
  • 2 0
 Doing a facebook contests is so odd these days and it's really annoying.
And who the hell will want to win a shimano fishing package in a mountainbiking forum?!? Give us some bike stuff for Christ's sake!
  • 3 0
 Something about this seems awfully fishy
  • 4 1
 Such a shame this is a bike website not a fishing website
  • 3 0
  • 5 2
 Shimano all day. If Shimano made food I would eat it.
  • 2 0
 I have been fishing for good bike parts for years! I've finally found them!
  • 2 1
 Or.... The third comment.. Anyways, be sick to win this! To bad I ain't goin!
  • 2 0
 That fishing rod will look great on my autumn!
  • 3 1
 Should have seen her reel when she saw my rod!
  • 1 0
 Just hope she's not jail bait.
  • 1 0
 However bad, it's the only fishing joke I know. Pretty sure I won't be winning any contests!
  • 5 3
 Everyone look at me im far too cool to have facebook
  • 2 0
 Exactly. Just because you have fb doesnt mean you have to be one of the people who is constantly on it.
  • 2 0
 Ive always wanted a shimano fishing shirt!!!
  • 2 0
 YEAH FISHING ROD! always wanted to skip a day of whistler to go fishing
  • 2 0
 nope. I dont use cia sponsored data base
  • 1 0
 Just checked and it is only open to the 50 States of America and Canada. Anywhere else is Void. Sorry Europe.
  • 1 0
 well fuck..
  • 1 0
 Shimano USA is a generous organization, I'll bet that if the winning caption came from Europe, they might make an exception. Just sayin'
  • 2 0
 'breaking berms and angling records, since 1921'
  • 1 0
 I don't have a facebook account... is there any other way to enter?
  • 1 0
 Click this link for non Facebook users: bit.ly/15MNiYF
  • 1 0
 Thank you sir... worked perfectly
  • 1 0
 More usa only contests? f*cking great.
  • 1 0
 the fuck...this is pinkbike not Face book
  • 1 0
 are those leeches attacking?
  • 1 0
 No announcement here or on their Facebook page??
  • 1 0
 US and Canada only. Boo
  • 1 2
 Like me on FB......
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