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Bike Give-Away Month Continues

It's that time of year again for us to GIVE AWAY a free bike to one of our community members. This year we will be giving away the 2019 Trek 520.

To enter, make a donation below and you will be added to the list, or mail a postcard with your user name from warmshowers.org (address below) and we will enter you for the drawing.  Although we very much appreciate your donation, it is not required in order to be entered into the drawing. 

We will be accepting entries until May 15th and the winner will be announced on May 16, 2019.

Trek has changed the Trek 520 after 36 years! An old favorite with new technology to improve the ride!!

Some of the new features that we see on the 2019 Trek 520 are:

A road-smoothing chromoly steel frame, alloy disc touring fork with a ThruSkew captured quick release skewer, wide-range 27-speed drivetrain that's great for hauling a heavy load up hills, Shimano Sora brake/shift levers, Bontrager Tubeless Ready wheels, puncture-resistant tires with reflective sidewalls, included front and rear racks, and all-weather mechanical disc brakes. 

The front Bontrager rack is a Trek 520 exclusive and the Bontrager Stem allows you to connect lights, computer directly to the stem for a sleek look.

The new Trek 520 is designed for the open road.  Warm Showers is excited to offer this new design for the 2019 Bike Giveaway!!  Be sure to enter to win this complete rig.

Check out the review published in the Touring Bicycle Buyers Guide HERE

Its Time to Update Your Profile 

It's that time of year! Cyclists are riding and looking for hosts!
We need EVERYONE to make sure that their profile is up to date.

We count on you to log in and update your status. If you are out on a trip, mark yourself INACTIVE. If for any reason you can't take guests, make yourself inactive. Inactive just means you are not available. Once you are again available -- log back in and change your status.

While you are checking your status, make sure your profile is up to date. Has anything changed? Can you accept more guests or fewer guests. Do you still offer indoor space?

Your profile is what touring cyclists are looking at to determine if you are someone that they should reach out to.

We depend on every user to keep their profile up to date and their status current. It truly helps the people on the road.

Remember, if you are on the road to plan ahead and give people as much notice as possible that you are looking for accommodations. Many, many hosts won't see your request if it is made just hours before you want to arrive. They have jobs or need to prepare for you and need more time than that!

Warmshowers is excited to be growing and have so many people on the road and available for hosting! We understand that it is frustrating to not be able to reach a host. AND, we encourage everyone to make sure that they are doing their part to stay up to date, plan ahead and know that this is volunteer hospitality.

We are so pleased to be connecting touring cyclists and hosts across the globe - 130,000 users united through a love of cycling.

Call for Stories From the Road

If you have a story related to your journey or hosting that our Warmshowers community would enjoy, find inspiring, informative etc. please submit it for consideration in an upcoming newsletter. We want to share stories of our community around the themes of bicycle travel, community building, reciprocal hospitality, etc. Stories are limited to 300 words and we ask that you provide 1-3 images that help "tell" the story. Hosts and Riders are encouraged to share their Warmshowers Cycling Stories.

Please send to storiesfromtheroad@warmshowers.org