Mad Skills Motocross


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, are #23, Carmen at Old House Kitchen, and #3, lauren. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) so I can get you the code for your free download of the desktop version of the game!



  1. bonita del rey says:

    Motocross and chickens in the road has a potential dangerous aura, don’t you think?

  2. Darlene says:

    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 πŸ™‚
    A big thank you from all of us for your kindness.

  3. lauren says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  4. 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

  5. Dawn Abercrombie says:

    I think my son would love this so… Hi Bryan!!

  6. Diane says:

    Love the chicken on the bike!!! I would love to win the game. πŸ™‚

  7. greensborodailyphoto says:

    Hi Bryan!

    Do you have a “farmville” verion for Suzanne? Chickens racing? Dogs racing? Goats sitting back saying, “You’ve got to be kidding!”.

  8. greensborodailyphoto says:

    Hi Bryan! Make that version (see above). Sorry

  9. Becky says:

    Hi Bryan!!! My son would love that game!!

  10. Naomi says:

    My son would love that game

  11. debi says:

    Morning Bryan! :sun:
    My boys would love this, they all ride, motocross and street bikes.
    Thanks so much for doing this!

  12. Angelina says:

    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 πŸ™‚ Please enter us for a chance to win, Thanks!!!

  13. Pete says:

    Thank you, Bryan! Know a couple of young men who would really enjoy this one. :heart:

  14. Cheryl says:

    Hi Bryan :wave: My son would LOVE this game!

  15. 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

  16. jean says:

    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.

  17. Dawn Carrica says:

    I have a “girl person” who would love it! It would probably distract her from ranch chores and lambing ewes though!

  18. langela says:

    Hi Bryan! Thanks for the giveaway. My kids would love a copy. (I might enjoy it, too.)

  19. Rose says:

    Hi Bryan!!! My husband would love this game! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Brigitte says:

    Hi Bryan! Kudos to your accomplishment!!

  23. Carmen at Old House Kitchen says:

    Thanks Bryan! My kidlets would love this!!

  24. Heidi says:

    Hi Bryan! Congratulations on the game and thank you for befriending Suzanne.

  25. Ramona says:

    I luv the picture, but am no gamer.

  26. VaGirl2 says:

    O.M.Gosh! Hello Bryan!! I have sons that would LOVE it if I were to win!

  27. prayingpup says:

    Hi Bryan – chickens and moto-cross . . . . who could ask for more?

  28. Cat M says:

    Thanks for the fun picture!

  29. AA says:

    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.

  30. Julia says:

    Hi Bryan! Thanks for helping Suzanne get started!

  31. Brenda says:

    Hi Brian – thanks for the op of a freebie – my grandson would love this game – he is a gameboy.

  32. 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.

  33. Mary Hall says:

    Howdy Brian!! Me and my son would love this game.
    Mary :shocked:

  34. 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.

  35. marymac says:

    Hi there Bryan, would love to win the game, thanks!!

  36. Lynette says:

    :wave: Howdy Ho Bryan!! My 2 sons would love this game. Sounds like miles of fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Melissa (N4M) says:

    Hi Bryan…my little man will love this!

  38. Jblank says:

    Hello Bryan,

    Thanks for supporting Chickens in the Road!
    My family would love to win a game!

  39. Sundownr says:

    Hi Bryan,
    We have plenty of gamers and cycle freaks in this household, so Mad Skills Motocross would be much appreciated here!!
    Thanks for the op!

  40. Miss Becky says:

    :wave: Bryan!
    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!

  41. rainss61 says:

    Hi Bryan-thanks for recognizing Suzanne :happyflower: and the encouragement! Sure would love to win a laptop!! have a great week!! Rain :snoopy:

  42. Connie from Ohio says:

    Hi Bryan. I have two sons and a grandson that would love this game. Thanks Suzanne.

  43. 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.

  44. Lynne says:

    Considering my skill level, the desktop version would be the safest Motocross activity I could ever attempt! πŸ˜€

  45. Carrie L says:

    My 5 year old motorcross lovin’ son says “hi Bryan!”

  46. Jeanne says:

    I am a closet-motocrosser (not) but it sounds fun! Please enter me!

  47. 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:

  48. Donna DYE says:

    Hi Bryan :sun:
    My grandson would love this game.

  49. mom2jalunomi says:

    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.

  50. Janie Lanningham says:

    Please enter me to win….i would love it for my kids…Thanks much.

  51. 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!

  52. Brittin Olson says:

    Howdy Bryan, I remember Excite Bike this sounds like fun.

  53. Darlene in North Ga says:

    Hi, Bryan.
    Sounds like a fun game.

  54. 4jsMOM says:

    Hi Bryan, I’m sure my grandson would enjoy owning and playing this game.

  55. Estella says:

    Hi Bryan,
    I love watching motocross!
    My sons would love the game.

  56. Mafong says:

    Hi Brian I am always trying to learn something new and this sounds interesting.

  57. 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.

  58. Jennifer S. says:

    Hi Bryan! My sons would love it if we won this game!

  59. Yvonne says:

    My hubby would like it! Thanks Bryan and Suzanne for the opportunity! (I never win anything though! LOL!)

  60. Kathy B says:

    Hello Susan and Bryan!! My husband would love to have this game.

  61. Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado' says:

    My grandsons would love this. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  62. CindyP says:

    :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!

  63. Jan says:

    Hi Bryan! Would love the game for a couple of motocross fans in the family.

  64. Carol H says:

    Hi Bryan! This “girl-person” πŸ˜‰ 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!

  65. Vicki says:

    My grandson would love this game.

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