Win a Trip to the Michelin Tire Launch in Santa Barbara

Jan 20, 2017 at 11:40
by Michelin Tires  
Win a trip with Michelin

Want to be part of a Michelin launch and ride the new tires?

You could join Michelin at the launch of their new XC & AM tire ranges and discover “fun without limits” during the daily rides. The launch will take place in Santa Barbara, CA, March 8th to March 10th, 2017. During the launch, you will be able to join in on the Press Conference and ride the new XC and AM tires before anyone else. You will also meet and ride with Michelin team riders; Cam Zink and Gavin Godfrey.

Michelin Wild AM
Michelin Force AM

Michelin Jet XCR
Michelin Force XC


Full prize package includes:

• Travel from the airport* to the event site
• Two days of riding and hanging with the team
• Accommodation
• Meals
*Travel fees between your home and airport not included


How To Enter

Add a comment below stating why you deserve a break. That's it!

*Must be a resident in the United States of America


MENTIONS: @michelinofficial




445 Comments

  • + 35
 Because I live in North Dakota where it gets -30 degrees and it's flat. Plus I am a stay at home dad and haven't been on a legitimate mtb ride in over a year.
  • + 0
 I live in SoCal and its flooding, period. I need a brake from LIFE, Michelin help.
  • - 1
 @Aaronhuang: Doubt it's much better in SB.
  • + 7
 Because I've ridden thousands of miles and still manage to look like the Michelin Man!
  • - 5
flag Mtbcms (Jan 23, 2017 at 19:05) (Below Threshold)
 i'm 14 and have been riding the same 5 square mile of trail for 4 years. I need a new trail/ mtb experience.
  • + 0
 @diego-b: dang! You took mine : )
  • + 0
 @scvkurt03: The locals call it Saint Babs - for real. Just call it that at the beach and you're dailed.
  • + 0
 I'd like Michelin tires because my current rubber has been in use for years. It's got decent traction in the wet, but has a few punctures and is looking pretty beat. Also, my bike could use some new tires.
  • + 15
 I'm a Santa Barbara local, Chef that works too much, and avid rider of our mountains. Think about it, you wouldn't have to provide accommodations, I know all the best trails, and could possibly cater the event. I'm just sayin.
  • + 2
 Totally snakin the lineup there, budee
  • + 6
 Damn, I wanted to get in on this but after reading some of the comments..... There are a some of you cats that NEED a trip. I'll stick to paying my own way a couple times a year and just be happy that I'm able to. Good luck to one of you guys that could really use this!
  • + 5
 trained for 12 months to participate in the BC bike race, only to be hospitalized 10 days before the race and be told by the doc that i wasn't gonna be able to go... bike was packed and shipped to canada already, the most grueling training i had ever done, riding 5 days a week in the humid southeast was miserable but i was putting in the work for the payoff.... and it was ripped away from me at the last minute. look up "gutted" in the dictionary and you will see my picture. that race was my life for a year, thought about it every day and the fun i would have Frown
  • + 9
 Because I like turtles
  • + 3
 My cousin lives in California and his 6 month old daughter has had two open heart surgeries. I was down for a recent visit and MTB trip to see them. She's finally healing up and putting on some much needed weight. Trust me when I tell you the girl now looks like a mini version of the Michelin Man. It's adorable. Moral of the story - Michelin is family. If I win I'd like to gift it to my cousin so that he can get some much needed time out on the trail.
  • + 3
 Where to Start. Lets see my dad is a drug addict. He was in and out of rehabs my whole life, Didnt figure out he was my dad till age 8. So Fast Forward to losing my home at age 23. Where he stopped paying for the mortage and taxes, So i took my life saves at this trying to keep our family home with my Mom brother and sister to have place to live. Blew it all 25k couldnt save house.
During this time I had a Opps baby ( best thing in world tho never will change that) SO lost house and having a kid with zero savings at this point good timing. So found a apartment for my us, while he was gone in his 10 or 20th rehab. Soon after had our kid, Got a place of my own with my wife and kid. Let my mom sister n brother say in apartment and paid for the rent for 4 months to help them, Well they lost the apartment... after a year, Had find them new place.
So lets step forward more My wifes Jeep Engine Dropped a random Rod in it. Replaced the engine.. And guess what new engine blows up 1 year after warrent will not cover it. So now looking for a new car, while my wife is finishing school.
Its not all bad, I have a wonderful wife and kid, She surprised me with a New bike after my POS craglist 300 talus sport died, Got a trek Fuel Ex 7, kid is on the fast track of advaced classes and skipping 1st grade alreay, Lots of help from the inlaws also, But yeah i feel like every day of 8-6 job, side jobs and bills i could use a break,
  • + 1
 So side story, During a ride my appendix blew, Figured all pain was me riding hard and losing weight 250lbs to 170lbs,, So fell off my bike broke my collar, had my appendix taken out and was done and out for while
  • + 3
 I'm a Dad, work a gov't job for the retirement, founded & operate the nonprofit Bikin' Dads Adventures (www.BikinDads.com), during the Spring & Summer I cut lawns to pay for toys aka bike stuff & fund the nonprofit & lastly co-own operate an e-commerce business catered to outdoor products...Do I have time for this trip, heck yea I can call in sick for sure!
  • + 2
 Hark! Because let us heave high the sky's scaffold of lightning, the sun's blazed and bent-over butt cleavage bared atop riding shorts bent tight in downward dog in prostrate praise to the trail, fair son of tall cold pints and true spokes and shorn knee caps that shall henceforth be pillowed and padded from harm by buttermilk biscuits laced with honey and propelled into the brief glory of intimate woodland rodents, soft dollops of warm rain on windy days, roman candles sent skipping across calm lakes, handfuls of blueberries, bottlecaps, M&Ms, boobies, and a 40-grit beltsander for any and all rough patches we may encounter on those future days of shredding, of shralping, of bermslipping and sandblundered corners!
  • + 2
 Well my room mate just burned our apartment accidentally. Which made it so that my girlfriend and I are homeless. We are still doing as good as any homeless person could be. I am always positive and it would be great to get to ride and learn from some pros.
  • + 1
 Everybody deserves a break. For me it's been a combination of illness and having a baby that has messed up my fitness and ability to ride for a while. Winning a trip would be a great motivation and escape. I'm in Nor-cal so this would be a road trip. I will launch the shit out of your new tires.

Also, I'm a longtime fan of Bibendum, the Michelin mascot. Used to have stickers of him on my stuff since college. (Hard to explain...)
  • + 1
 Because every year I pick a "theme" for the riding season. 2015 was the year of the climb (what was I thinking...), 2016 was the year of the tree ride and 2017 is the year of the road trips. This year it's all about exploring!
  • + 1
 I am a 50 year old man who lives in katchacan Alaska and wants to go somewhere new considering I have never left this town in my whole life and the trails I ride are the homes of wolves and grizzlies I have been mauled 3 times just trying to roost a berm out in the woods. Pretty sooon i will be 69
  • + 1
 I am a mountain bike convert from motorcycle road racing where I wouldn't think of running anything other than Pilot series tires! I have been running Wild Rock'r tires for years on the MTB and been getting made fun of by mountain bike riders for the "off brand tires" but have stayed true to my brand. I would love to see the emergence of a new force in mountain bike traction!
  • + 1
 I work a 9-5 in dallas, where there is almost zero elevation change and hard to find interesting trails. I've got two kids of my own and fostering to adopt 3 more. 4 kids under the age of 5, and a 12 yr old. The time and money to go on fun riding trips is long gone and will be until the kids are grown up and mostly on their own. This would be the trip of a life time for this guy who just loves to ride.
  • + 1
 I want to ride my bike and we just got another 9 inches of snow on top of who know how many inches. Aside from that, I love to try out new tires and I'm easily convinced with whatever marketing propaganda is thrown at me and so I'll tell anyone that asks how I'm doing how awesome these tires are. I promise to perform a 3 pedal stroke wheelie if I'm picked as well(Tricks/style are good for marketing).
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because these drought busting rains are really cramping my style. Plus I'd be stoked to try the newest Michelin tires. I ran the Wild Grippers in the past, sweet!! Furthermore Santa Barbara is awesome! Q
  • + 1
 It started a long time ago in a State far, far away. As a youngster, less than 10 years old, I found dirt trails, grassy roads and game trails through-out our Town Forest. A great place to ride a 3-speed Columbia! Fast forward to 1987, almost 35 years later, and while having my Fuji road bike serviced at the LBS, I noticed these knobby tired bikes! Fully rigid, but able to ride woods trails much better than that Columbia of my youth. A whole new life opened up, good by Fuji. Now, 30 more years and riding a full squish over features I would have loved at age 10, I am still in love with these knobby tires. Mountain Bikes have evolved by leaps and bounds, giving us the freedom to act like kids, explore new worlds, and boldly go..to many metaphors! Over the past few years, tires are evolving to keep up with these spectacular bikes. Better grip, better handling, grippier rubber, multipurpose rubber, life just gets better and better. Why me? All the usual answers. in addition, maybe because I can add a unique point of view to this launch. Having ridden 1.7's, 1.9s, original wider tires, and seen the sport and industry grow. Plus its always nice to have that "grandpa" around for laughs! Thanks
  • + 1
 I ran Michelins in DH Comp 16s in the early 2000s and still have one of them. I've been waiting to see what Cam Zink was developing with you guys so I can buy them. Finally, I want to suggest that if you are going to have another booth at the Sea Otter this year, please have some of the bitchen vintage Bibendum on a bike shirts for sale (that the crew was all wearing). I also have no facial tattoos and took French in high school. Zut alors.
  • + 1
 Well I deserve a break because of the fact that I am an enthusiastic rider who works in the industry and is in a constant finical battle as a younger American working class citizen, a father and someone who has never been able to go on a "vacation". I work 6 days a week and continue to work hard to better my community via mountain biking. It would be a dream to be able to get out of New England for a break! Cheers to who ever wins. I would love to be blessed with such a fun getaway.

Cheers,
Alex
  • + 1
 I deserve a trip to the Michelin Tire Launch in Santa Barbra because I am genuinely interested in how the new Michelin Wild and Force tires will compare to Maxxis, Specialized, and Bontreager brands. Also, meeting Cam Zink would be a dream come true!
  • + 1
 After serving 20 years active duty in the military, Its an Honor to served this great country. It is not easy and it comes with all kind of sacrifices and one of them is the bike community.
Its a great Honor if I will be able to join in this EPIC experience of a lifetime and ride the new XC and AM tires before anyone else and meet and ride with Michelin team riders; Cam Zink, Gavin Godfrey, VictorKoretzky, Jordan Sarrou.

Big Thank in advance from me and my family.
  • + 1
 The first set of tires I bought for my mountain bike were a set of Michelins when I was in 7th grade. I remember how tight the bead fit was (so much so that I broke a set of tire levers trying to put them on). I rode them hard until the tread was completely gone and became a life-long bike fanatic ever since! Now I go to school an hour and half north of Santa Barbara and am in my last term of a mechanical engineering degree; I have worked my butt off to get this degree and this would be an awesome graduation trip!
  • + 1
 Because I have put in hundreds of hours at the gym ( cough cough bars and restaurants), hired a trainer (my wife is an excellent cook), ridden for hundreds of miles and signed up for dozens of races in order to look exactly like the Michelin Man ...and I love bikes.
  • + 1
 I deserve to win because I really don't but i would like to win because this is my year to progress myself and my riding to the next level and make it to the pro ranks and this trip would be a great opportunity for me to push myself and ride with the best!
  • + 1
 Well I don’t really think I deserve this as I really can’t complain on how things have been going for me, but none the less a couple days spent with some really rad dudes would definitely be incredibly memorable, so here I go. I'm somewhat relatively new to riding and only have about a year under my belt, but have fallen in love with it and have really progressed to a level I couldn't believe (by no means am I very good, I just improved at a much quicker rate than I expected). The issue is that I'm currently pursuing an engineering degree, which as I'm sure quite a few of you guys know, it is extremely demanding and riding has definitely taken the back seat. I try to ride at every given possible moment, but not nearly as much as I would like to (a bit of a stupid reason, as I know about 99% feel the same way). Riding has never been so much for me and it kills me to be getting better, but with less time each week to do it. So yea, this would wouldn’t definitely be great break from things and would be an awesome mini vacation as I wouldn’t have a second thought on putting things aside to come out for what sounds like an incredible time! Again though, cant complain about a single thing, but if someone throws me an opportunity to ride with some incredible pros, I gotta at least try for it!
  • + 1
 I've been searching for my break into my dream industry for 6 months, and accepted a job offer today! I work two nights a week at a bike charity both to help the community and to learn to build wheels, so I deal with quite a few tires day to day. We repair bikes for homeless and less fortunate people and I would love to talk with Michelin about some sort of sponsorship, because we constantly need new tires. Check out Cycles For Hope on facebook, we could use any traffic or potential volunteers! Plus I finally got a wheelset for my xc bike that can run tubeless, so I would love to get some tires to set that up. I've been back and forth on what I want to use for a month now, so getting set up with some xc tires would be amazing.
  • + 1
 Michelin, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of a major marketing movement. If given the opportunity I would love to introduce your new tires to the north jersey mtb scene, which as i am sure you are well aware, is on pace to replace BC as the mecca of mountain biking. It is not often an opportunity like this comes knocking and I realize it may seem too good to be true, a mirage in a desert of lost MTB market share, and... well... maybe it is. One way to find out.
  • + 1
 Three years ago I sold my backup bike (a 2009 Knolly Delirium) in order to buy an engagement ring. A few months after that, newly wed in a new town, I had to sell my primary bike (custom 2013 trek remedy) just to make ends meet.

I live in Bend, OR, and I haven't had a bike in 3 years. Some mornings I wake up on a cold sweat with the sound of tires on hardpack, or the smell of PNW loam... fading from my senses.

My friends can't stand hanging out with me because all I want to talk about is the latest YT updates, and how many beer cans I'd have to collect from the ditch to buy the base model Capra.

The situation became so desperate this past season, I scrounged an old steel frame from a garage sale. I put on a transmission from a K2 cruiser, and jumped for joy when I found some SLX V-brakes at the local pick'n'pull. It has a 73* HA, and 510mm chainstays, but I shred that think like Kovarik down Whoops and Tyler's Traverse.

I started a bike-fund savings account over Christmas and told my whole family to just give me cash. I made it up to $400 before some unexpected bills came up this past month, and now I'm at $13.72. Add this to the fact I am currently in the middle of sleep training my 5 month son Joshua, and...

...I could really use a break.
  • + 1
 after spending my last vacation planning and putting on a wedding for my daughter - i fell at work a few months later and tore my knee up before being able to take a vacation for myself. i am now ready for and deserving of a break
  • + 1
 All things two wheels have been my lifelong passion in work and pleasure. Now with my first baby I am not chewing through the miles like my early 20's allowed but my biggest revelation is how valuable each ride means to me. That being said, the fewer opportunities I get to spend on the bike the more critical I am of my gear when it's time to ride because I can't afford the time to be let down. Also, I still wish to have the speed of my youth (or more) but have to find it in smarter ways.
  • + 1
 ACL reconstruction surgery in November. Working my ass off in PT to get back on a bike! (Went for my first ride last week and felt great! Stoked!)

Also it would be a pretty awesome story to tell my 7 month old Son someday as he grows up to love riding bikes as much as I do! Cheers!
  • + 1
 Two daughters with two marriages in as many years, two son-in-laws as different as night and day with one thing in common - both are army lieutenants, a daughter who also is an Army lieutenant, and a son in college making music videos on the side. Did I mention I just became a granddad? And my beautiful always on-the-go wife who still thinks I'm 20 (maybe 30)? Don't get me started. I need a break - badly!
  • + 1
 I think i deserve this break because I just graduated from Virginia Tech with an engineering degree and am currently looking for a job. Being that I am unemployed and living with my parents right now, is tough but the last 4.5 years of schooling and internships has had its toll on my and in that time, i have not had the opportunity to travel. Although I have the "time" to travel now before picking up a full time job, I do not have the funds to do so and I think this trip would be an excellent experience for me to travel to the west coast as well as get out and ride! Hopefully this post makes its way to the eyes of one of the Michelin readers, thanks for taking the time to do so.
  • + 4
 Because I really want to meet the Michelin man before he quits due to the "pressure" he deals with every day.
  • + 1
 I just put a set of Michelin Defender XT's on my van and they have been amazing so far in the snow and on a long road trip to the SW and would be excited to try a new brand of tires on my mountain bike! I also have a Michelin Man sticker on my DH rig as a downtube protector because the logo is awesome! I'm pretty sure who ever goes will have a blast! Thank guys!
  • + 6
 Because I'm still on 26"
  • + 1
 Ive been busting my butt working on some local trails all year after placing 1st and 2nd in my first ever dh races at the age of 30, all while working 40+ hours a week as a carpenter and still managing to spend time with my loving wife (who is 8m pregnant) and my (almost) 2 year old son who recently took to his own bike in the past couple weeks. He hasnt wanted to do anything else besides cruisin down the sidewalks and watch awesome new bike vids on pinkbike!
  • + 1
 Not a complainer, but I work 6 days a week (5 for US gov't, and 1 at a LBS) to support my love of quality parts for my DJ, MTB and commutercross bike (uses protek urbans), so I don't get to travel much.

I am getting better at riding what I can locally, but I am looking to try out riding in a new atmosphere: something with hills the streets of DC can't offer. I would love to achieve this riding with you guys out in Santa Barbara!
  • + 1
 I'd love to go to Santa Barbara I don't like snow I bought this house this house in Big Bear for 2 Reasons Mountain biking and fishing and right now there's this white stuff everywhere I love Michelin tires and would really like to go to Santa Barbara! Please, Please, Please pick me
  • + 2
 Doesn't say anything about covering the cost of plane tickets, just the taxi from the airport. If I have a some sob story about needing a break and not having money, how am I supposed to be able to afford plane tickets?
  • + 1
 ok so i ride the s12 tires on my enduro bike and dirt bike and race sumo and buy my michelin tires and accually run the michelin 16.5 superbike rain and slicks on my sumo i just started down hilling and would like to have michelin on my devinci wilson downhill bike also and my drift car and skyline has michelin also......just sayin
  • + 1
 We actually do not deserve anything. Winning a material prize from a contest will never come close to winning an experience like this. I would be very grateful to win this awesome trip, having never touched foot in dirt on the west coast before. It would be even more awesome to do it with tires.
  • + 0
 Live and ride in New York. Despite the current freezing temps, 0 daylight hours after work, snow, and/or mud I still MTB on a weekly basis. Would love to see what Santa Barbara has to offer, meet the team, and test out some Michelin tires both in CA and back in NY.
  • + 0
 I love tires. And you can never judge a book by it's cover. I need to try them! I have been watching bike videos, and then forced to go skiing/snowboarding my brains out due to the best winter in 30+ years where I live. My friends and I are fiending so hard to ride bikes, we are all investing in spikes to go freeride. Please send me somewhere I can ride dirt, and some awesome new tires! PS, my truck rolls on Michelin's too.
  • + 1
 I'll use the kids and work reason, but with a twist. My 11 and 8 year old love to shred trail and this would make them jealous...unless you want them down there, too, testing tires.
  • + 0
 There's snow on the ground, I'm tired of it. I want to ride damn it. I'm getting old & fat waiting around for spring/summer. I have family in Southern Cal & it would be nice to see them...after I go biking of course! Gotta have your priorities right! Cheers!!!
  • + 2
 I deserve a break because Utah is having the biggest winter in years, and the wife and I just had to sell all of our ski gear to buy our dog a new knee.
  • + 1
 I've never ridden down in the SC area so that would be a blast, esp since I'm up in the PNW over 30 days of nothing but rain and snow...would love some dirt and sun time, thanks!
  • + 0
 I need a break because all of my trails are covered in a foot of snow, also I bought my first pair close to the end of last season and only got to ride them twice, so I should get to go so that I can get a better feel for them
  • + 3
 Because I have been a loyal Maxxis customer. Now is your chance to change that.
  • + 1
 Well... I have a baby due the end of February so I'm sure the wife would be offended if I even mentioned going, but since my breast make no milk I don't see why I shouldn't go!
  • + 0
 I will make everyone else look like a rock star on the ride. I will finish every climb last. take the longest breaks and then hold everyone up on the downhills. I will also manage to hit my bars on every narrow bit and probably go over my bars for comic effect. I have been practicing this ever since I bought my new 780mm bars. I should buy a hacksaw...
  • + 0
 Here it goes... I'm a high school counselor so I work with kids all day, and I am a father of 4 daughters. Yes, 4 girls. And soon they will be teenagers. I might be able to stop now and possibly win, but I'll keep going. On Saturday mornings when everyone else is out shredding I am sitting in the middle school gym watching 3 of my girls do cheerleading for elementary school basketball. Watching little kids play basketball is torture enough, but when they aren't your kids it's even worse. And on top of that I'm really there to watch cheerleading. It's not just for one game either, it's two games in a row! I think next year I will try to pay them to play basketball instead, just don't tell my wife that.
  • + 0
 I AM The Michelin Man! First shredded on them to Win the Norba DH National in 1999 at 7 Springs aboard a Schwinn Homegrown Strait 6! I loved those tires then and would love to shred with the team in SB aboard my new bike. There are lots of deserving folks looking to win the prize package, but I AM the Michelin man!
  • + 0
 because my work is insane and long hours and its slowly withering away at my soul until only a hollow shell of a man remains. where once stood a beacon of shining hope and aspiration, only despair and gloom now live. (also, Canada Air lost my bike for the first 3 days of what was supposed to be an epic British Columbia bike trip last year and broke my heart). also, Trump is president now and i live in DC, so there's that eternal darkness forever looming now. and its been raining the last 3 days with 45mph winds. and my friend's dog got cancer. but hey look on the bright side, its only Monday...
  • + 0
 I believe i should go because I love mountain biking. I was just in California on break and didn't get to bike and was sad so if i can go back i would be happy. I have a dream to be a downhill pro in fontana and this would help me achieve this dream so please let me go. if you pick me thank you but that probably wont happen and i wish good luck to everyone else.thanks for the great contest and have a great day- sincerely misha
  • + 0
 New father(4 month old daughter), haven't been riding much, would love to go on an epic mtb tire testing trip! Love traveling to go mountain biking, been to whistler twice, used to do summer mtb roud trips before the wife and kid.
  • + 0
 I need a break because...well, not really because life is good. Good job, great wife, kids and granddaughter. I'm an older guy, 55 that hangs pretty well with the younger riders and have never been to California. It would be a lifetime experience I would never forget. Pick me!
  • + 0
 Been riding for 10 years now! Haven't been able to travel much to go riding though, between full-time work, full time student, and wife. I would love to go ride in California, I live in Texas and the riding is good for Texas, but we don't exactly have mountains like most. Pick me please, I'm just a poor college kid that wants to rip on his bike in Santa Barbara!
  • + 0
 I'd just like to win a contest for once in my life. When I'm on my deathbed, I can think back to the time that I won that gnarly trip to the Michelin Tire launch in Santa Barbara. Also, I've never been West of Colorado, so that would be neat too.
  • + 3
 Because my daughter's spend all my money on school sports and leave none for my mountain biking.
  • + 1
 I could use a break because as badly as I want to, I couldn't afford to go myself. Riding is my passion and this muddy Kentucky weather is keeping me from getting out there. A trip to California?! I must be dreaming.
  • + 1
 I didn't get a chance to ride for 7 months while I worked overtime to pay for my wedding. I have a lot of miles to make up for and the NH weather hasn't been overly friendly for fat bikes or trail bikes.
  • + 1
 SO...MANY...REASONS!!!! School, work, work, work, stress, have never had a break, about to graduate so I NEED a break ASAP Smile !!!! Thank you so so sooooo very much this is so kind, generous, incredible, awesome opportunity!
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because I am *SO TIRED* of insert current political cluster****> that I would like to get away from everything and have some fun! Just for a few minutes...then it's back to #RESIST
  • + 1
 I need a break because it has been the biggest snow year in years. We have had over 5 ft in our yard for more than a month. It starts to melt and then here comes another storm. I need to go south so I can ride.
  • + 1
 @michelinofficial I a a dual degree engineering major with a creative technologies minor and due to all of my classes I haven't been able to get out on the bikes. Please help a brother out I WILL WORK FOR FREE
  • + 1
 The weather has been terrible, cold, icy, and snowing! I need a break! I have a severe case of Cabin fever! Does anyone know someone who has died from this! I don't want to be the first! Good luck to all!
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because my fiancé just finished his medical fellowship in palliative care, and I recently finished my clinical psych phd. While we love our careers sometimes its a bit overwhelming.
  • + 1
 I am sure there is a sob story somewhere, but all I want to do is give a break to my hubby of 25 years...he really needs to get away for awhile..simple..otherwise, life is pretty sweet!
  • + 1
 I recently broke my foot in October and half had to endure weeks of surgery, couch, rehab, physical therapy, and now am finally ready to go. I could use this trip more than ever to get back out there and ride.
  • + 1
 Haven't had a vacation in 12+ years, picked up and got addicted to mountain biking last February.... so now all I want to do is explore trails across the us and more, and rip'em
  • + 0
 Winning this would allow me to help others. I have had many wonderful successes and now I like to be around winners like Michelin. If I am given the chance to spend a day with this team I would learn and share with the huge growth of mountain biking in Nashville Tn. Win - Win!
  • + 1
 I ride bikes! Michelin should have sponsored Ghostbusters 1. Could have been the best product placement of all time. I still think of Ghostbusters every time I see the Michelin man. lol
  • + 1
 I live in the flat Midwest and would kill for any kind of elevation whatsoever! Engineering jobs take a lot out of you...especially while going to college at the same time. Live free, ride hard, and get stoked!
  • + 1
 All these comments about how Maxxis is better, Michelin makes dang good tires already! Go try out the Wild Rock'r 2 side by side with a Minion DHF, bet you would be suprised. I need a break from these keyboard warriors...
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because I am taking 5 AP classes and have not been able to get out on the bike and just outside in general. Also because SB is super sweet and I have always wanted to get to know those trails.
  • + 1
 I'm a father of 2 who, for 8 months out of the year, runs our local BMX track. Its extremely time consuming and I sure could use a break. But it's for the kids which makes out totally worth it.
  • + 1
 I don't need a break any more than all these guys, but I'd certainly love to ride with the team and get more familiar with Michelin. As a trials rider, I could get more tech than just about anybody with them!
  • + 0
 Currently enduring the Minnesota winter, I'm a new dad with another on the way in August, so a trip to an amazing place I've never ridden before a few years of only local riding would be amazing. Cool opportunity, thanks for offering!
  • + 1
 Over worked, under-payed, you know the same old song and dance. Never enough time for bikes. Just want to hang with rads dudes while riding bikes and keeping the stoke high.
  • + 1
 Because i ride over 100 days a year XC and DH, and when you ride that much you need lots of fresh rubber! And who wouldn't want to go shred with some of the best riders around!
  • + 1
 School's worth it in the long run, but it sure sucks right now. I should be out roostin' the trails and enjoying the outdoors. Yeah, I think I deserve a chillax break fo' sho'
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because I have 5 hours of college homework a night, training for races and this coming season every day before said homework, and 8+ hours of school before that.
  • + 1
 After kidney stones and medical bills and 2 months off the bike I am ready to go after it again. I cant afford a trip like this but it would be awesome to get out do something like this.
  • + 0
 I am a poor college student that never has money/time to go on vacations unless I sleep in my car the whole time and eat rice and beans for the trip. Also this would just be bad ass and I need to get out of the corn fields of Indiana where the people are corn fed and country bred!
  • + 1
 because Kansas is flat, the mountain biking here lacks. Its freezing cold all the time as well as a constant wind. School isn't fun but cruising around on some new rubber would be.
  • + 0
 I am a senior at colorado state university studying geology and I love riding and racing my bike. I am going to be racing a full season this summer in my goal of applying and hopefully being able to move up to the pro class. This would be a great opportunity to ride and to network and help my increase my riding skills. It would also be a great time to take a small break from school and midterms in my last semester in school.
  • + 1
 Because I'm a tire nerd who doesn't stop talking pressures, compounds, and knob patterns. Also because I want to find out if the new Michelin tires are better than any other tires that I have ridden.
  • + 0
 I am getting much older and I know I only have a short time before I am no longer able to ride from injuries and I have raise a teenage daughter with limited time to ride and i only just started to ride park. So I am just trying to enjoy the last few years of any type of big mountain riding.
  • + 1
 It's my last rodeo too, but don't let kids, injuries, and poverty get in your way - that's normal stuff.
  • + 0
 Well, I could write a lot but I don't see very high odds of me winning, so here is a little bit about me. I've always wanted someone to find me, and maybe this is my opportunity calling out to me. I live in a tiny town with a lot of trails, so what else would there be to do besides ride my bike? My mom always tells me about how I was riding a bike soon after I began to walk. When my parents would take me for bike rides, I would never be on the road. I'd be riding my tiny rigid BMX bike up curbs and on peoples lawns. They always cracked joked about how I might grow up to be a mountain biker, and look at me now! I've got an old 2002 Rocky Mountain Element Team XC Race bike with a Michelin Wild Grip'r on the front! Mountain Biking is easily my favorite thing to do. I've always wanted to race or maybe meet one of the pros that I look up to (especially Cam Zink). Being on a bike is where I feel at home, and that is why I think I deserve to go and ride with the Michelin Crew
  • + 0
 Lifelong rider, and my first mtb DHAKA tires were a set of Michelin Wild Grip'rs on a 1995 GT LTS DH that Nico Vuoilloz and Mike King were rising... oh how far things have come since then! I'd love a break because I captain an open clam harvesting dredge, no cabin, on a clam and oyster farm in Greenwich CT, for 60 hrs a week. The NE is pretty cold and bitter standing out in the wind everyday for 9 hrs on the water and another hour at the dock loading and unloading, and I'd love to warm up in Santa Barbara for a few days and ride some new trail, on some new tires, and make some new friends! Cheers all, good luck to everyone!
  • + 0
 DH tires!
  • + 0
 It's been raining constantly here in atlanta, and I haven't been able to ride trails in weeks. It is cold, wet, and windy. I have been stuck inside a school, dealing with boring lessons and a teacher who is pointlessly strict. It is too cold and rainy to ride, but not cold enough for snow. I don't nesecarily need a break, but i could easily take one.
  • + 1
 Because next to riding the next best thing is talking tires. Who doesn't love a good discussion of knob design, compounds, air pressure and which tire hooks up best on rocks and roots.
  • + 0
 Married...kids...house...dog...career...pick your poison. Too be honest...I don't have any complaints...life is good. However, I am about as tied down with responsibilities as one can get. An impromptu riding trip to test out some new rubber...at a location I've never ridden...would be amazing.
  • + 4
 because there are no In and Out burgers on the East Coast.
  • + 1
 It has been raining constantly here, and it would be great to get a bit of insider info as an outsider, and possibly test some new tires / tread patterns out while out on some new (to me) trails.
  • + 2
 Cause I live in the mountains and we are buried in snow. I have rode my bike since November amd this could be the next time i ride!
  • + 1
 Stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base about 45 minutes from Santa Barbara. I know the local trails and it would be amazing to try out the new tires on the Central coast. Big fan of Cam Zink and his riding/family life style.
  • + 1
 I'm planning on joining the Air Force in February and just wanted to know if you still have time to ride your bike and if so what AFSC do you have, I know with some AFSC you don't have time to ride much cause you're always training like TACPs and PJs which is what I plan to do if everything goes well and I can qualify for it
  • + 1
 @Geordiebautista: Depending on what AFSC you plan to do will definitely determine how much riding you will be able to do. No matter what you will have time for hobbies and biking. Even TACP and PJs have time. just probably not during initial training.
  • + 0
 I'm a college student who has been in school full time and worked part time for a while now, I finished school last fall and now work full time opening at a grocery store, usually 5am starts. I'm exhausted and where I live in northern California it's been snowing or raining 75 percent of the last 3 months or so I haven't had much of a chance to ride my bike like I'd want to. I need a break from work, bad weather and the same three trail systems I've been riding with no adventure since summer time.
  • + 1
 Being a school teacher, I need a break from my relentless high school students who I also coach for NICA MTB racing. That and grading just plain sucks. Thanks for the opportunity.
  • + 1
 After 20 years of teaching I realize I am getting to that age where my body is starting to break down, I want to have a lasting lifetime experience to share with the kids..
  • + 1
 I love my bike and love trying new parts. I am a complete bike nerd just trying to graduate college and then work in the industry.
  • + 1
 Because I havent ridden my bike in 3 months due to Connecticut winters, and because I will stop buying Maxxis and start buying Michelin tires if I win!
  • + 1
 its warm man get out there!
  • + 1
 In Fairbanks, AK and last weeks warmest day was -42 Degrees Fahrenheit (no windchill). Woof. Dark and insanely cold since beginning of October!
  • + 1
 Queue the Blackened Doom
  • + 1
 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Michelin tires! I love riding bikes in new locations! I live in Montana and it will be another 4 months until we can ride. Wildgripper DH for the win!
  • + 1
 I would love to get away from the cold weather and snow! I need some sunshine in my life right now!!!! And of course, ride on new tires!????????????
  • + 1
 I've been working 6 days a week to pay my daughters college tuition . I need a break to get some extra riding in, and I could realy use some new tires
  • + 1
 As a huge fan of Michelin tires, I would interested in discovering what advancements and technology they will offer over my current Wild Grip'r and Race'r combination.
  • + 1
 Because I work my butt off in an effort to afford this crazy sport but am left with little money to travel. So I want to try a new place.
  • + 1
 Ive had mid terms all week, it wont stop rain and the trails at my house are all mud, if i spend one more day on the indoor bike ill explode
  • + 1
 Was headed to Indonesia for that week, but my buddy flaked on me. Now I have a week of vacation on that week with nothing to do ! And I have been looking at new tires anyways
  • + 0
 Because i would promote the brand and the trip trhu Instagram and since i live in Southern California i don't need a plane ticket. I also have some really cool Michelin decals that i have been diying to put on my bike
  • + 1
 Single dad raising 2 little boys - bike trips are few and far between. But I am raising them right - we bike all summer long!
  • + 1
 Ive never been to Cali and due to so much work I ride my bike less than 15 times a year. Due to work, lack of trails, etc. it would be a real blessing to be able to win.
  • + 1
 Full time engineering student + work full time + live in northern MN wheres it's been negative for nearly a month and no ride- able trails until late April. Help!
  • + 1
 Because I want to legitimately be able to say there is a tire out there that can compete with the Maxxis Minion DHF on my trail bike... Michelin the opportunity is yours!!
  • - 1
 because I'm a felon who gets refused to go back to college to better myself. because i can't hold a steady job thanks to PTSD from prison. because I can't write my book cuz I can't keep enough focus to do so. because riding is the only thing that takes me away. 5 years for selling pot.
  • + 1
 Ive got a broken foot, messed up shoulder. Everything around me is buried in snow. My dog just died, my beer has gotten warm and my wife just left me...
  • + 1
 I love to ride and would be a Michelin guy for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Because I'm an auto mechanic in Brevard, NC and am interested in these tires as i currently run Wild Rockrs and Wild Grippers on both of my bikes.
  • + 2
 Yikes, everybody is going the way of a sob story and i'm just like, does it drift?
  • + 1
 I need a break to actually ride trails that are only 2 hours away from me, yet I've never ridden. So no airline fees or transportation needed. Wink
  • + 2
 Because medical students deserve breaks too and I haven't ridden Michelin tires since the great divide in 2000.
  • + 1
 Riding bikes is one of the best ways to meet some awesome people and cool places. Not sure if I deserve a brake over someone else but I would enjoy the opportunity
  • + 1
 I work at Arts Cyclery in SLO and the trails are too damn mucky right now, trying to get out, ride w/ da pros and demo some rad tires
  • + 1
 Would be a first "MTB vacation" ever and perhaps the last! Good luck everyone, what an honor it would be to meet riders and product developers!
  • + 1
 Because I work three jobs, I am in the midst of planning a wedding and my riding time has seriously declined due to all mentioned.
  • + 1
 i need a break because i have three girls under 12 and im a fulltime momma. i never get a break i would love a break to rip some trails.
  • + 1
 Because I swear I'm the only one I've ever seen on Michelin tires in Western WA. Hell, Grip'rs are even in my saved searches in buy n sell on PB...
  • + 1
 I re\ripped the knobs off my e 13 tires cornering too hard in Santa Barbara. Michelin, show me that your tires won't fall apart underneath me!
  • + 1
 Because I could come up with a sob story, but i won't. However I would be extremely grateful and promise to enjoy the respite.
  • + 1
 Because here I'm bend it's been snowy for over a month and most likely will continue to be snowy for much longer, it would be amazing to get to ride some good dirt soon.
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because my life is miserable, I have no future, my girlfriend dumped me, im making little to no money every two weeks, and my parents hate me.
  • + 1
 So I can bring my mom on a trip away for a little while to help give us both a break. She works over 80 hours a week and is so amazing!
  • + 2
 Just moved to SLC and the snow is killing me, I wish I could ride bikes again.
  • + 2
 because that is the place where I star riding mid 90's and I haven't been there since 2003
  • + 2
 I don't deserve it at all, but man I'd love to hang out with you guys none the less.
  • + 1
 I have a 3 year old boy and another on the way due in March. I work full time (like everyone else), and I've never been to the west coast. And i never have won a giveaway!
  • + 1
 Where should I begin? I need a break from the daily grind and rat race. Just having a short respite would do me wonders in both mind and body...keeping my fingers crossed!
  • + 2
 because i've pounded enough tacos and cheap beer this off season that i'm starting to look like the michelin man, himself.
  • + 2
 Im self employed and work on average 16hr days 6 days a week....... I deserve No I NEED A BREAK. Thanks
  • + 1
 The weather has been cold then warm our trails suck and it's sloppy as hell. remind me how great it feels to ride without a wet behind again?
  • + 0
 My last pair of Michelin tires lasted 1 week before failing (Wild Rac'r Advance Ultimate 2.0's - torn knobs on both). I really enjoyed them for that week, and I'd like to give them another chance.
  • + 1
 I'm a dedicated teacher and ice hockey coach that needs a little break from the busy schedule. Thank you for the great offer, you guys rock!!
  • + 1
 I have a tire fetish.
I love fun, but hate limits.
I am a fan of the Wild Racer on the rear, and hope they could make faster/tougher/grippier.
  • + 1
 Just need a day off work/kid, riding bikes and hanging with cool people talking about great products. Getting to test the tires is a bonus.
  • + 1
 I live in Oregon's wet Willamette valley! I have two young kids that have been cooped in the house driving me crazy. #dadneedsabreak
  • + 1
 Taking a vacation would help me relax and be a better mother and wife to my husband. Maybe we could even go on vacation together.
  • + 1
 I graduated UCSB and got into mountain biking the year after I moved away. I have some un-finished business with Tunnel Trail and Jesusita.
  • + 1
 I deserve a to go on this trip because I am in school and haven't gone on any bike trips like this before. I actually have never rode outside of Washington.
  • + 1
 Because Im a poor college student, riding the same tires my bike came with two years ago! Thats gotta tell you something about my riding.
  • + 2
 Just turned 60, still at it and would be a top ten bucket list while still have it!
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because I need to reach Zink and the team how to actually ride a bike.. just kidding, it would be a dream to get to ride with those guys.
  • + 1
 I should win because after shoveling shoes in my driveway and walks along with my neighbors, it it time to taken in some dirt instead of snow.
  • + 1
 I'll be objective in comparing them to the other tires I've tried rather than going in with a "worse than a minion" attitude.
  • + 0
 Ill save you the trouble of picking me up and I'll just drive there. Haven't seen any Michelin's around here in southern CA, but if they check out maybe I could help spread the word
  • + 0
 I'm recently married and my wife is pretty new to riding. She's crushed most of the trails in St. George and I'd love to see her face when she finds out that there are trails with dirt out in the world.@michelinofficial
  • + 1
 Because it's winter in Michigan with snow on the ground. I'm depressed as I cant ride my bike because of the snow. All I want to do is ride my bike and have fun.
  • + 2
 I teach 10-12 year olds in the least teacher-friendly state of North Carolina. Please, help.
  • + 1
 After reading the above comments, I'm not yet convinced that I need a break. I would certainly enjoy a ride on some SB hero dirt-
  • + 1
 I don't care about going to Sana Barbara, when will they be available for purchase?
  • + 1
 Because nothing says "welcome home" from a 6 month deployment quite like a mountain bike vacation!
  • + 1
 PNW'ner............I can see my blood moving through my veins! I need some sun!
  • + 1
 Because I can't ride in Bend, OR right now and can't get up to the mountain to snowboard.
  • + 1
 I have seen the Improvements they have made in the Motocross tire and would love to see what they offer for MTB.
  • + 1
 ...Because I've ridden thousands of miles but still look like the Michelin Man!!!! (Bibendum).
  • + 2
 Why are triangular edging knobs suddenly all the rage?
  • + 0
 because PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE?!?

Pretty please?

And because shopping for tires is hard.
  • + 1
 Uhhhhh Cam Zink fan boy and really want to rip around Santa Barbara. Good trails I here Smile
  • + 1
 Record cold and record snowfall here in the PNW. Cabin fever setting in. Insanity: imminent.
  • + 1
 I live in Utah so I don't deserve it. Give it to someone from some forsaken 'vertically challenged' corner of the world.
  • + 1
 Because I'm in Colorado, it won't stop snowing, and I would ride in the snow but dirt and warmer weather sound better.
  • + 1
 I love riding my bike and want to ride any chance I get, especially when it's with really rad dudes in a really rad place.
  • + 1
 Because winter is slowly killing me from the inside and ya know we homies Smile
  • + 1
 Kinda been down lately as I'm about to graduate college and can't find employment. This would cheer me up!
  • + 2
 I don't deserve the trip, I am 104% shitty memes
  • + 1
 My 50 year old ass "deserves a break" from the wet winter - and I'm a big Michelin fan, too!
  • + 2
 i love the smell of fresh rubber in the morning
  • + 1
 Need to start the 2017 riding season off right!!! WWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because it's been a tough life, better than others but not better than many!
  • + 1
 Who doesn't need a break??
Santa Barbara in March will be one of the best places to ride in the world. Would love to go!!
  • + 1
 @michelinofficial, I need a break, I have working too work, time for some fun
  • + 1
 I just retired. My wife had been very ill. we both could use a trip and this sounds fun
  • + 1
 Becasue I would love to see some pros shred our trails. Also please wear bells
  • + 1
 Being able to go on a ride for a few days because where I live it's so cold my nipples could cut glass.
  • + 3
 I love marshmallow.
  • + 1
 Because the Michelin Man is calling my name to tame the SB dirt after the much needed socal rain!
  • + 1
 Because I remember how rad Michelin tire have been and I want to see how good they are now! Also get my out of the snow!
  • + 1
 We need a break to celebrate my husband's USAF promotion and our first year as parents!
  • + 1
 I would love to get away because I just graduated college and I would love to see something other than books! Smile
  • + 1
 I have not had time to get on my bike in a few years! I would love this!!!!
  • + 1
 because i just retired after 45 plus yrs as a baker and now i have all the time in the world and no money oh boy sucks
  • + 1
 Riding is my life and I need to take some time just for myself and meet great people and ride the great ride
  • + 1
 As a single, widowed, father of four, I could use a break -- that's for sure!
  • + 2
 Because I've had to make my own dinner while my wife is marching.
  • + 2
 Because I'm all out of kit kats!!
  • + 1
 I live in nyc and would like to ride different terrain and to see new places
  • + 1
 I survived the historic floods of August 2016 here in Southern Louisiana. I truly deserve a break.
  • + 1
 Everyone deserves a break every now and again. Since I can't recall every receiving one this would be an awesome break.
  • + 1
 I love exploring and experiencing a new place and new culture also I need some me time
  • + 1
 Sounds like a good time and want to find out more about this “fun without limits” thing they are advertising.
  • + 1
 The West Coast needs my big ass clown shoe feet on some pedals and riding trails.
  • + 1
 I read and comment about bike tech more than I study for my Cisco exams ... Oh, and i'm "down the street" in Las Vgeas
  • + 1
 Run my own buisness and have a side job plus training . Just need to get away and ride a bike and drink some beers.
  • + 1
 to meet new people, talk about gear, ride bikes, drink a beer and recharge the batteries.
  • + 1
 I'm a local Santa Barbarian and pick me! No need to get me airplane tickets or hotels. You save money by picking me!
  • + 1
 I would love a break and to get outta this area for a bit! It never rains in California? ;-)
  • + 1
 Fun Facts, Santa Barbara. Summer home of Santa Claus, year round for Barbara Eden.
  • + 1
 I live in Santa Barbara so it would be easy for me to get to the location Smile
  • + 1
 1. I want to make america great again 2. I don't have any money 3. There is no ration in passion
  • + 1
 Deserve? Any chance to get away is welcome. That said, I generally like my life. Deserve is a bit of a high standard.
  • + 0
 Because I graduate college in 3.5 months and bought my dream bike at the end of summer but haven't had a chance to ride it thanks to the New England winter.
  • + 1
 I am a working guy that has just gotten back into mountain biking and would love to visit my favorit tire company.
  • + 1
 I'll be in Santa Barbara that week anyways, may as well check some shit out.
  • + 1
 Because I am dirt poor and haven't had a real mtb holiday in 10 years as I dedicated my life to my family and students.
  • + 1
 I need a break because I have worked so hard I’ve forgot how to live again.
  • + 1
 Yes please! may I? I'd love to get out of the shop, away from wrenching on sad walmart bikes, and be a real boy.....
  • + 1
 I lives 2 hrs away. And I know the trails over there. Very low maintenance. Don't need to guide me. Pick me....
  • + 1
 My Maxxis tires are all bald, and it's cold here in Colorado. Plus, I make a really good chili !
  • + 2
 I'm bald, cold, and have gas.
  • + 2
 because I just broke off a piece of that kit kat bar
  • + 1
 I deserve to go because i live so close to Santa Barbara, i wont need to be flown out, so ill be cheap!
  • + 1
 I went to Santa Barbara once when I was younger and have dreamed of riding there ever since.
  • + 2
 My wife said if I win, I can go. Then she laughed at me.
  • + 1
 you try riding a mtn bike in NYC with all that noise and air pollution! Get me out of here.....please....
  • + 1
 Its a good excuse to get out of school, plus all my mechanic friends will be jealous.
  • + 1
 Because I'm a junior high English teacher in a frozen flat land. Dreamin' the Life, folks.
  • + 1
 I'm a college student with no car; it would feel so refreshing to be able to ride somewhere that isn't my local trails
  • + 1
 Because sand spit has been firing lately and the barrels have been overhead to double.. OH shoot wrong site!
  • + 1
 Because i live in Oconee county and its still dry!!! ( more beer, more fun)
  • + 1
 I love to ride! Been wanting to try your tires and would love to ride some awesome trails in Santa Barbara
  • + 1
 Because Michelin always had the BEST UST tires back int he day and I support them NOW!!!!
  • + 1
 Woah, this would be an awesome trip to take since I didn't get one during the holiday season!
  • + 1
 Because my mom says I'm a really nice guy to be around and because yesterday was my birthday! Thanks guys
  • + 0
 Because I'm a poor engineering student in Moscow, Idaho and between school and working at the local bike shop, I can hardly find time to fuel my bike addiction.
  • + 1
 im having a bady in march and dont have any money for new tires and i have always been a fan of michelins .
  • + 1
 Because I will tell all my friends about how good the tires are and they will buy a lot of them
  • + 1
 I would love to go but based on these comments there are people who need the opportunity more than I do
  • + 1
 i deserve this cuz i rolled on michelin tires in the 90's in endless expert dh races!!!!
  • + 1
 I used to love riding Michelin tires back in the day. Hello from NYC where yes, there are mtb trails.
  • + 1
 I'm in my 3rd year of law school. There is not enough snow to ski, and too much ice to bike. I'm going nuts.
  • + 2
 No sob story here. I love to ride, especially in new places.
  • + 1
 Wife, kids, 2 jobs, mortgage, vegetable garden, chickens, endless rain, Please!
  • + 2
 Chickens will mess with your head - I like your chances here.
  • + 1
 My wife really wants to see the beach and I want to ride and need new tires! So she can go to the beach and I can come ride!
  • + 1
 Michelin USA headquarters are in my hometown and I'd love to rep their MTB tires!
  • + 1
 Winter is Wisconsin has been cruel this year! Freezing and thawing, to warm and muddy for fat bikes. Too sloppy for MTB
  • + 2
 Because making America great again is exhausting.
  • + 3
 really we have to beg?
  • + 1
 I live in California and it's been raining so much, I'm going insane from not being able to ride.
  • + 1
 I honesty like mountain biking and see no reson to beg. If anyone has a good cheescake recipe please tell me.
  • + 1
 because i have been stressed out with school and i just need a break and just ride
  • + 2
 Lets Hope its not based on votes... Down voting going hard in here hahaha
  • + 1
 I barely got to ride last summer cause I worked way to much wrenching on bikes
  • + 1
 I live in Northern California and could just drive down so you will save a bunch of money by picking me.
  • + 1
 I just have a lot of feelings and all this rain isn't providing any safe spaces for my bike.
  • + 1
 I would love to test some new tires and enjoy some Santa Barbara sun and dirt!
  • - 2
 Because my maxxis tires are shot to hell. I took a few laps with cam zink at northstar this summer and could barely keep up. Let's just go ahead and blame it on my worn down minions, maybe with a fresh set of tires (wink wink) I would be able to keep up. But i guess we'll never know...
  • + 1
 Already rode with Cam - DQ'd!
  • + 1
 Work Work Work!!! I need a much needed vacation, away from Colorado!
  • + 1
 I deserve a break from working so hard. I would like to see this.
  • + 0
 I am a dad of 2 girls (2 and 5 years old). I am completely outnumbered by females and need to ride.
  • + 1
 justride... need I say more?
  • + 1
 I deserve the trip because......well why not!
  • + 1
 i'm a mom that needs a bike ride!
  • + 1
 F these rules for a contest. Anyone responding is deserving
  • + 1
 i live in a snow globe get me out of here!!
  • + 1
 Been a Really Long time for a decent break from everyday reality
  • + 1
 Never had a vacation. im 45
  • + 1
 My wife is a CPA I feel like a single dad
  • + 1
 No money, No Money, No Money...
  • + 1
 im taking 19 credits and still won't graduate until next spring
  • + 1
 Sometimes my brakes break while I am taking a break from braking.
  • + 1
 I need a break b'cuz I live where most vacation.
  • + 1
 I need a break! I haven't been on a vacation for almost 2 years now.
  • + 1
 I need a break from studying
  • + 1
 I love to ride it to unknown places because I love nature
  • + 1
 NOTHING LIKE RIDING ON RUBBER
  • + 1
 I'll be FREAKING 50 in March! Never been to SB #oldasdirt
  • + 1
 Work, kids, everything...and Santa Barbara is amazing
  • + 1
 Because i'm a normal dude who loves to ride.
  • + 1
 We are new parents and new business owners - we need a break!
  • + 1
 Pick me I'm WILD!! Local too, I'll show you all the best spots
  • + 1
 Im a single dad of 2 kids. period.
  • + 1
 Deserve a break from everyday life
  • + 1
 I love Michelin tires an I need a break from the snow!
  • + 0
 So I can enjoy the amazing SB trails, and visit my college student niece that I haven't seen in a couple years
  • + 1
 Work, School, 7 month old twins!! what else needs to be said???
  • + 1
 my husband would love this
  • + 1
 Live to Ride! Ride to Live!
  • + 1
 Because I'm still sporting an old pair of Michelin green light tires
  • + 1
 Love riding and need a vacation
  • + 1
 Never been to Santa Barbara, nor rode Michelin tires.
  • + 1
 I work too much. Need a break just like everyone.
  • + 1
 It would be fun to go! and take my boys, of course! Smile
  • + 1
 My family just survived 2 weeks of stomach flu.
  • + 0
 I deserve it because all the snow melted where I live but it's still too muddy to ride. Please save me. ;-;
  • + 1
 My husband needs this for all his hard work!
  • + 1
 I am tired of the cold and my bones ache.
  • + 1
 i've been working weekends to cover my daughter's tuition
  • + 1
 I need something fun to keep me moving!
  • + 1
 Santa Barbara in March?! I don't deserve it, but I sure would like it...
  • + 1
 I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
  • + 1
 Need a break from the h#ll I put my body through everyday.
  • + 1
 Because I need to ride Smile
  • + 1
 Because I promised myself in 2017 I will travel and ride more.
  • + 1
 I work hard and need to play hard
  • + 1
 I wanna do some hoodrat shit with my friend(s)!
  • + 1
 I don't really deserve a break but I sure want want one and winter bites.
  • + 1
 Bid said...ride!.....then take a break ????
  • + 1
 Because trump was elected and I need to get a break from the crazy
  • + 0
 Because I left the coast for the interior, and the riding here is not at all what it was out there.
  • + 1
 Because I want to meet the Michelin man!
  • + 1
 @michelinofficial Simply because I just love to ride bikes
  • + 1
 I am helping to raise my 2 year old granddaughter...nuff said LOL
  • + 1
 To have a reason to get my lazy self up.
  • + 1
 Because I'm a red state full of rednecks and need to escape!
  • + 1
 because I want to ride rip trail and sip ale on some new rubber
  • + 1
 I have a wife, two kids, and two hours of ride time in 2017.
  • + 1
 Because I roost berms and need new tires
  • + 1
 My name is Spencer, and I like bikes. Oh and michelin is cool too
  • + 1
 I don't want a break....it's mountain biking
  • + 1
 Give me a reason to switch from Maxxis.
  • + 1
 Because it won't stop snowing in Bend and I want to ride a bike.
  • + 1
 I am a large rudder we put more strain on bikes and parts than anyone
  • + 1
 It's cold in South Dakota and I'd rather be where it's warm.
  • + 1
 Because my bike was stolen
  • + 1
 My username says it all - 'winabego': big, slow and ugly!
  • + 1
 School is very hard right now and i haven't ridden my bike in 5 weeks.
  • + 1
 So I can get out and ride more! Would love to rip the SN trails.
  • + 1
 Because I need to test those MIchelin tires! haha
  • + 1
 because I already live in santa barbara and already get industry pricing
  • + 1
 Because every bike I have needs new tires! I need a break.
  • + 1
 Because, I need to learn the trails in the county south on me.
  • + 1
 Think it would be pretty sweet to go
  • + 2
 MTB Dad needs this!!!
  • + 1
 I just want to shred some unsterilized trails with some unsterilized bros.
  • + 1
 Bcause I am your #1 fan! Please give me new tires:-)
  • + 1
 Where the rubber meets the trail... That's where to find me.
  • + 1
 Just because! Who doesn't need a break....especially a bike break!
  • + 1
 Grape is my favorite color!
  • + 1
 Just got married, wife & I need a bike trip.
  • + 1
 Because it is freezing here, and Michelin tires rock!
  • + 1
 Need some sunshine and am a Maxxis fan... You need to convert me.
  • + 1
 I'll bring the post-ride beer. Good beer.
  • + 1
 I need a break because school's back in session and AP classes suck
  • + 1
 Just Keep Riding/Just Keep Riding/ Just Keep Riding
  • + 1
 because i have never won anything
  • + 1
 Just had my second baby and I need a break!!
  • + 1
 Can we give this award to the entire world? We all need a break. =)
  • + 1
 i need a break because school sucks
  • + 1
 Because I run Maxxis, convert me over and make me a life time customer.
  • + 1
 Because I use Michelin tires...
  • + 1
 I need a break because my President is now Donald J. Trump.
  • + 1
 Because Santa Barbara is beautiful.
  • + 1
 just want to try some Michelin
  • + 1
 Because I just read all the other posts...Yikes! Seriously I LOVE BIKES!
  • + 1
 I'll need a break from school....
  • + 1
 I want to experience something new.
  • + 1
 Because I'd rather ride than go to school
  • + 1
 I've got spicy recipes to share.
  • + 1
 I live to ride bikes. Life is good.
  • + 1
 Because I think maxxis tires are better and I need to be proven wrong!
  • + 1
 I'M POOR AND HAVE TWO KIDS UNDER 18 MONTHS!!!
  • + 1
 I'm tired of riding a trainer.
  • + 1
 You would think a company like Michelin could afford round trip air fare.
  • + 1
 because I am in Florida and want to experience serious trails!
  • + 1
 I need a break to shred on some Michelins and not because it's 420!
  • + 1
 thanks for putting these contests on
  • + 1
 I need a break to ride in Southern California.
  • + 1
 Because I like to ride bikes.
  • + 1
 I am a chemical engineering student taking 20 credit hours.
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because I just need a break some tires
  • + 1
 I deserve a break because some say I fought Chester and won.
  • + 1
 Randy Richardson on pulpmx...
  • + 1
 Michelin does not make shoes, so what ?
  • + 1
 DID ANY ONE WIN THIS
  • + 0
 Plain and simple......Because I'm married!
  • + 1
 Winter Blahs
  • + 1
 Because I'll bring beer
  • + 1
 3 year old twins
  • + 0
 Because I've been trapped inside dreaming of riding all winter.
  • + 1
 Because bikes?
  • + 0
 because, out of everyone posting I ride Michelin's now!
  • + 1
 cool
  • + 0
 I need this trip because its been too damn long since I rode my bike
  • + 0
 im having a baby march 27th and i wont have any money for new tires
  • + 0
 I work 50+ hrs a week to support my awesome family. I need a break.
  • + 0
 Because its to cold to ride anywhere else right now
  • + 1
 School man. Just school.
  • + 0
 Because I love riding Cali and pushing limits.
  • + 1
 I work waaaay too much
  • + 0
 because i work for nestle making kit-kats....give me a break....
  • + 1
 I have three kids
  • + 1
 I earned it. That's It!
  • + 1
 Trump
  • + 0
 just dialed in the sled, wanna shralp some gnar
  • + 1
 Y not?
  • - 1
 Plain and simple I like to party!!!
  • - 1
 because I'm 6 weeks behind in school
  • - 1
 I'm college student looking for a break
  • + 0
 #looksfun
  • - 1
 Because I take it easy and appreciate every moment on the trails.
  • + 0
 Because dirt nasty.
  • + 0
 I hate snow.
  • - 1
 I deserve the tires because my truck gets 8-13mpg........and I'm 16
  • + 0
 I like bikes.
  • + 0
 hi
  • - 2
 I think i deserve a break because finished my finals did decently and my bike is screaming to be rode!
  • - 1
 Because there's a whole lot of love riding on their tires!
  • + 0
 I just love to ride!
  • + 0
 Because work sucks!
  • + 6
 ...I know. She left me roses by the stairs. Surprises let me know she cares.
  • + 0
 Say it ain't so, I will not go
  • - 1
 Ive never won anything and neither have Michelin tires. Until now?
  • - 1
 Because I see dead people
  • - 1
 I am a shredder who shreds five days a week.
  • - 1
 Because so much is riding on your tires.
  • - 1
 How about a job instead of a vacation? Although a vacation would be nice.
  • - 1
 Because I like bikes! A lot!
  • - 3
 Because I'm ears deep into mountain biking!! What more do you need...
  • - 1
 Midterms are brutal.
  • - 1
 I'm tired and... that it
  • - 1
 I want to meet Bibendum
  • - 1
 because bikes
  • - 1
 Kids and work. That's it

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