I see it everyday but don't understand it - people riding bikes without glasses. I am forced to ride with glasses since I am blind without them, and on the rare occasion that I ride with contacts I need something in front of my eyes to fend off dryness. The reason I don't understand people riding without glasses it that I get hit in the face with small objects all of the time and can't imagine my eyes not being protected.
I most commonly get hit with tree shrapnel and bugs are also a common hazard. One of my least favorite things is riding through a swarm of gnats. And on a related note, how terrible is it when a bug flies in to your mouth while riding? Once a bee flew into my mouth and I was fortunate that I spit it out before it decided to sting me. A bee hitting me in the eye would certainly not help my ability to stay upright on my bike.
For anyone out there riding without glasses, thanks to the generous folks over at BTB Sunglasses you now have your chance to receive a free pair of glasses. We are going to conduct a random drawing and BTB is going to give the person selected a free pair of glasses to review. The recipient simply has to wear the glasses and submit a review for Bike Hacks.
BTB has a great mission to boot. The following describes what they are about:
The Be The Ball Foundation's focus is to actively promote youth participation in all ball sports for a healthier and active lifestyle. With child obesity reaching an all time high, the foundation's first project is to produce nine Public Service Announcements using major sports figures to deliver the message of participation. In addition to high profile PSA's, the foundation contributes funds to local sports teams for kids.
A portion of every sale on the BTB Sunglasses website goes towards this mission.
For anyone with questions about one of the selling points of these glasses, check out the following video. The money shot literally comes at the 18 second mark.
I think it is safe to say that the glasses would safely fend off any insects coming your way.
So the way the giveway will work is pretty simple. Just leave a comment on this post and be sure to fill in the box that asks for your website or email address. You can say something random if you want as well, but at a minimum I need digital information that identifies you. We will take comments up until April 25th at midnight Eastern Standard Time (U.S.). One entry per person only please.
We will announce the winner shortly after the deadline and BTB will send out a pair of glasses for review. Keep those eyes protected!