You knew I could come up with a photo to go with this, didn’t you? (I dug deep in the Chickens in the Road photo vault for this one.)
I have another giveaway! And this one is quite different.
Back in 2008, Bryan Stealey was one of the first people in West Virginia media to give me a hand up by promoting my blog within the state, and he’s been a friend ever since. Bryan is the president of Filter Publications, publishers of Racer X Online, Racer X Illustrated, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross event program, the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship event program, etc, and also a nice guy. I don’t know anything about motocross, but recently Bryan teamed up with a Swedish company called Turborilla to release the game Mad Skills Motocross for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. I don’t have an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, and I probably couldn’t figure out how to play it if I did, but I’m sure you’re smarter than me. It’s a “side-scrolling, arcade-style racing game, much like the ’80s Nintendo classic ExciteBike, only updated.” (If you want to get one, the i-Device version is only 99 cents. You can get it here.)
OR you can win the desktop version of the game! Bryan is offering two free desktop versions to my readers. (The desktop version of the game is worth $20 and will work on either a PC or a Mac.) Even if you know about as much about motocross as I do, maybe you have a husband, boyfriend, brother, son, or even a girl-person who loves motocross or just loves games.
For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and say hi to Bryan! TWO winners will be drawn by random comment numbers to receive the desktop version of Mad Skills Motocross. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (February 7). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (February 8). Return to this post to claim your prize if you are one of the winners.
UPDATE 02/08/11: The winning comment numbers, drawn by random.org, are #23, Carmen at Old House Kitchen, and #3, lauren. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at)yahoo.com so I can get you the code for your free download of the desktop version of the game!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED TO ENTRY.
bonita del rey says:
Motocross and chickens in the road has a potential dangerous aura, don’t you think?
On February 7, 2011 at 2:09 am
Hi Bryan! A couple of people are going to love your game, unfortunately it will not be me! I’m number 1, we don’t win 🙂
A big thank you from all of us for your kindness.
On February 7, 2011 at 2:37 am
Hi Bryan, would love to win this game for my brother, he loves racing his motorcycles so much with this he could race all the time 🙂
On February 7, 2011 at 5:53 am
Jill Garofano says:
ummm you know him??? damn….my son races motocross, we check out racer x online all the time and also their magazine!! wow…lucky you!! wish we knew him too!! I am a “motocross mama” and probably know more about motocross than I care to admit….
Anyway, this topic definitely caught my eye.
Jill from NY
On February 7, 2011 at 6:16 am
Dawn Abercrombie says:
I think my son would love this so… Hi Bryan!!
On February 7, 2011 at 6:18 am
Love the chicken on the bike!!! I would love to win the game. 🙂
On February 7, 2011 at 6:34 am
Do you have a “farmville” verion for Suzanne? Chickens racing? Dogs racing? Goats sitting back saying, “You’ve got to be kidding!”.
On February 7, 2011 at 6:40 am
Hi Bryan! Make that version (see above). Sorry
On February 7, 2011 at 6:40 am
Hi Bryan!!! My son would love that game!!
On February 7, 2011 at 7:18 am
My son would love that game
On February 7, 2011 at 7:36 am
Morning Bryan! :sun:
My boys would love this, they all ride, motocross and street bikes.
Thanks so much for doing this!
On February 7, 2011 at 7:39 am
Good Morning! Kudos to Bryan, that is so cool! My significant other and my dear son would love to have this on the PC. They are a big fan of Excite Bike, old school 🙂 Please enter us for a chance to win, Thanks!!!
On February 7, 2011 at 7:54 am
Thank you, Bryan! Know a couple of young men who would really enjoy this one. :heart:
On February 7, 2011 at 8:08 am
Hi Bryan :wave: My son would LOVE this game!
On February 7, 2011 at 8:11 am
B. Ruth says:
Well, well….like a bad penny he just keeps returning doesn’t he…Little does Diane know that she should not love the chicken on the bike, other than the good picture of him….
“Hello Mean Rooster”….so glad to see your incarnate self! You just keep showing up here and there…I think I have been seeing some of your offspring hither and yon in the yard too… I knew you would be back!…he, he
On February 7, 2011 at 8:15 am
Hi Bryan. I know of at least two males who who love this game. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for helping Suzanne.
On February 7, 2011 at 8:19 am
Dawn Carrica says:
I have a “girl person” who would love it! It would probably distract her from ranch chores and lambing ewes though!
On February 7, 2011 at 8:22 am
Hi Bryan! Thanks for the giveaway. My kids would love a copy. (I might enjoy it, too.)
On February 7, 2011 at 8:24 am
Hi Bryan!!! My husband would love this game! Thanks for the giveaway!!
On February 7, 2011 at 8:36 am
Lisabeth Olson says:
What in this world would I do with it….pass it on to my neighbor??? Yes, he would love it I’m sure.
On February 7, 2011 at 8:46 am
Samantha Cornwell says:
Hello Bryan! My son loves motocross.I’m sure he would love to play the game! Plays all the time on Playstation 3.
On February 7, 2011 at 9:01 am
Hi Bryan! Kudos to your accomplishment!!
On February 7, 2011 at 9:05 am
Carmen at Old House Kitchen says:
Thanks Bryan! My kidlets would love this!!
On February 7, 2011 at 9:10 am
Hi Bryan! Congratulations on the game and thank you for befriending Suzanne.
On February 7, 2011 at 9:10 am
I luv the picture, but am no gamer.
On February 7, 2011 at 9:36 am
O.M.Gosh! Hello Bryan!! I have sons that would LOVE it if I were to win!
On February 7, 2011 at 9:39 am
Hi Bryan – chickens and moto-cross . . . . who could ask for more?
On February 7, 2011 at 9:49 am
Cat M says:
Thanks for the fun picture!
On February 7, 2011 at 9:58 am
Hi Bryan, and Suzanne. Great idea for a giveaway! My son will be the lucky recipient if I win. He would love it! I am going to tell him about the iTouch version and I am sure we will buy it.
On February 7, 2011 at 10:00 am
Hi Bryan! Thanks for helping Suzanne get started!
On February 7, 2011 at 10:10 am
Hi Brian – thanks for the op of a freebie – my grandson would love this game – he is a gameboy.
On February 7, 2011 at 10:12 am
Tx Aggiemom says:
:wave: I would love to try this Mad Skills Motocross. It’s the only kind of “bike riding” I’m going to be doing any time soon. I think Bryan Stealey is a great guy to give you a helping hand so I can share in Chickens In The Road. He’s a good guy.
Thanks for a chance at the calendar.
On February 7, 2011 at 10:13 am
Mary Hall says:
Howdy Brian!! Me and my son would love this game.
On February 7, 2011 at 10:15 am
Bryan Stealey says:
Wow, look at all the nice people over here! My wife and I enjoy stopping by Suzanne’s awesome blog (she’s the best blogger I know, easily). We’re always struck by what a cool community of truly friendly people frequent this site. Thanks to everyone for the support, and especially to Jill Garofano and family for reading Racer X! Good luck winning Mad Skills Motocross — it’s crazy fun and (WARNING!) extremely addicting.
On February 7, 2011 at 10:20 am
Hi there Bryan, would love to win the game, thanks!!
On February 7, 2011 at 10:32 am
:wave: Howdy Ho Bryan!! My 2 sons would love this game. Sounds like miles of fun! Thanks for the chance to win!
On February 7, 2011 at 10:34 am
Melissa (N4M) says:
Hi Bryan…my little man will love this!
On February 7, 2011 at 10:44 am
Thanks for supporting Chickens in the Road!
My family would love to win a game!
On February 7, 2011 at 10:55 am
We have plenty of gamers and cycle freaks in this household, so Mad Skills Motocross would be much appreciated here!!
Thanks for the op!
On February 7, 2011 at 11:31 am
Miss Becky says:
I think it’s so cool and fabulous that you promoted and supported Suzanne’s blog – you certainly know a good thing when you see it! and it’s kind and generous of you to sponsor this giveaway of your game. thanks a whole lot!
On February 7, 2011 at 11:44 am
Hi Bryan-thanks for recognizing Suzanne :happyflower: and the encouragement! Sure would love to win a laptop!! have a great week!! Rain :snoopy:
On February 7, 2011 at 11:57 am
Connie from Ohio says:
Hi Bryan. I have two sons and a grandson that would love this game. Thanks Suzanne.
On February 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Rebecca Kirk says:
Wow! What a great give away! I have a son who is in college in Ohio learning how to be an auto mechanic. He is racing crazy and would love this game.
On February 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Considering my skill level, the desktop version would be the safest Motocross activity I could ever attempt! 😀
On February 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm
Carrie L says:
My 5 year old motorcross lovin’ son says “hi Bryan!”
On February 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm
I am a closet-motocrosser (not) but it sounds fun! Please enter me!
On February 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm
Mary Dunton says:
:clover: Hi Bryan!
Pick me!! You were smart to help Suzanne, as she is one smart cookie! Glad she can repay the favor!! Hi Suzanne! Hope all is well!! :dancingmonster:
On February 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Donna DYE says:
Hi Bryan :sun:
My grandson would love this game.
On February 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm
Hi Bryan, just downloaded the itouch version for my boys. They won’t be home from school for a couple of hours but will have them try it as soon as they come in the house.
On February 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm
Janie Lanningham says:
Please enter me to win….i would love it for my kids…Thanks much.
On February 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm
Turtle Mom says:
Hi Bryan! My 12 yr old nephew, Ethan, who lives in NH races MX and his father and uncles used to race as well. Ethan has been a MX fan since he was about a year old when he insisted on watching races on TV and “reading” his dad’s MX magazines. He even rode his Tyke Bike off the coffee table and down the stairs (straight into the glass door) in an attempt to be just like the MX riders. He won his age group points championship and the Iron Man Award this past year. He also competed for the first time in the Mini-O’s in Florida. He didn’t place in the top 10, but it was a wonderful learning experience for him. I’d love to win this game!
On February 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm
Brittin Olson says:
Howdy Bryan, I remember Excite Bike this sounds like fun.
On February 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm
Darlene in North Ga says:
Sounds like a fun game.
On February 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm
Hi Bryan, I’m sure my grandson would enjoy owning and playing this game.
On February 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm
I love watching motocross!
My sons would love the game.
On February 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Hi Brian I am always trying to learn something new and this sounds interesting.
On February 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm
Janice Jewett says:
Hi Bryan would love to win this for my son, he raced motocross for 10 years in the Maine circut, now hes gone off to college, he misses the raceing would be cool to win this game for him.
On February 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Jennifer S. says:
Hi Bryan! My sons would love it if we won this game!
On February 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm
My hubby would like it! Thanks Bryan and Suzanne for the opportunity! (I never win anything though! LOL!)
On February 7, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Kathy B says:
Hello Susan and Bryan!! My husband would love to have this game.
On February 7, 2011 at 8:06 pm
Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado' says:
My grandsons would love this. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
On February 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm
:wave: Bryan!! Haven’t ridden a motorbike since I was in high school but my dream then was to race, a bike or a car! Ha! Look at me now!
On February 7, 2011 at 9:15 pm
Hi Bryan! Would love the game for a couple of motocross fans in the family.
On February 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm
Carol H says:
Hi Bryan! This “girl-person” 😉 would love this game. I love to ride when it’s not kidding season around here. I was always a huge fan of playing excite bike on my nintendo. This game might just find its way onto my pc even if I don’t win it here!
On February 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm
My grandson would love this game.
On February 8, 2011 at 2:37 am
Suzanne McMinn says:
This giveaway is closed to entry. The winners are comments #23, Carmen at Old House Kitchen, and #3, lauren.
On February 8, 2011 at 9:05 am