Mar 9, 2011

CruiserQuest: Win a Cruiser Bike at SXSW

MapQuest CruiserQuest at SXSWIt’s true!  We’re giving away cruiser bikes everyday during SXSW Interactive.  So, if you’re headed to Austin this weekend, here’s what you need to know to participate.

It’s Easy
Cruiser bikes are all about the laid-back lifestyle, so we made the giveaway easy-going as well.  Just find one of our street team members, show them that you’ve downloaded our FREE MapQuest mobile app (yes, the one with voice-guided directions), and you’ll have the chance to enter to win.

Find the Street Team
Dressed in bright green shirts and gray hats, we’ll be hard to miss.  Many of us will also be riding around on some amazing MapQuest-branded bikes so keep your eyes peeled.  If you still can’t find us, just check @MapQuestTech as we’ll be tweeting real-time as to where we are.

When to Play
As you can see in the poster (pictured right), we’ll be taking entry forms Saturday (3/12) thru Tuesday (3/15) and announcing the winner everyday at 4:30pm CST.  If a free bike doesn’t appeal to you, we’re also hosting happy hours from 4-5pm in the MapQuest booth both Monday and Tuesday.

MapQuest's Street Team Bikes

MapQuest's Street Team Bikes

Why Cruiser Bikes?
Besides the fact that they’re awesome, we are actually celebrating two recent bike announcements: bike routing on our MapQuest Open sites and bike APIs based on OpenStreetMap data.  We love the idea of getting more people where they need to go – this time on bikes!

With this and everything else we’ve got going on at SXSW, we are looking forward to a fun, jam-packed week in Austin. Hope to see you there!