More Than $20,000 in Prizes up for Grabs from

New Site Allows Cyclists to Share The Best Rides That The U.S. Has to Offer


Tucson, AZ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/01/2008 -- is a new user-friendly, interactive cycling website that allows cyclists from across the United States to share the rides that they love. At road cyclists can submit information on their favorite rides including tips, maps, video clips and links, and also find a new ride in their own neighborhood or in another region of the country. Visitors can register on the site for free and begin submitting or searching for rides right away.

“It’s our mission to make you feel at ease on the road, whether it’s on a new ride in your own neighborhood or whether you’re traveling far from home,” said Tyler Ford, the man behind “Our detailed maps will also provide you with suggestions on where to stop and fuel up during a ride, and where to chow down when you’re done. After visiting rides that you’ve researched on our site, you’ll feel like you never left home, because you’ll know exactly where to go.”

To launch the site, has developed a contest with more than $20,000 in prizes that would make any cycling lover drool. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of points that visitors accumulate. Points are earned by submitting rides, photos or video clips, posting on the message boards, or submitting articles for the site blog at www.Ride-Strongcom. Complete contest details can be found at Look for to go live January 2008.

The contest opens today and will run until the first, second and third prizes have been awarded. Prizes include:

•1st prize is $10,000 in cash, awarded to the first person to earn 5,000 points.

•2nd prize is a brand new top end bike Orbea Orca Bike (or substantially similar bike) with a retail value of $5,400, awarded to the second person to earn 5,000 points.

•3rd prize is a Zipp 404 clincher wheel set (or substantially similar wheel set) with a retail value of $2,100, awarded to the third person to earn 5,000 points.

•4th through to 10th place winners will take home a Garmin Edge 305 GPS unit (or substantially similar GPS unit) with a retail value of $380.

Tyler Ford, the founder of, is an avid cyclist and triathlete who has had a passion for cycling since 1988. Ford was a top-producing loan officer in Tucson, Arizona but always had a vision of getting involved in the cycling industry in a bigger way than just riding and racing his bike.

In July, 2007 Ford decided to leave his lucrative desk job in order to pursue that dream. He purchased the URL and founded Outdoor Activities, LLC. Today, Ford is living his dream of serving the cycling community and even sponsors local Tucson cycling team, GST Racing.