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A fusion of storytelling, local knowledge, & practical info, this bike tour book lures you to the best bicycle tours in Washington.
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    You'll receive an enthusiastic thank-you card from the bike advocates at the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

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    Warm up for your morning ride with a bevvie in your very own "Washington Bikes" mug and raise a toast to bike travel.

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    STRETCH GOAL REWARD #1! All kinds of riders for all kinds of reasons: Awesome message, isn't it? Made even more awesome by the great design by Bicycle Alliance member Sharon Dean of Creative Accomplice. We're going to make it into a beautiful full-color notecard and send you 8 of them with envelopes. Perfect for thank-you notes, invitations to bike parties, and more! Choose this level to get just the cards, or add $20 to your pledge to include it with any other reward (you'll specify what the extra money is for in the survey we send out after the campaign ends).

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    Receive an autographed copy of Cycling Sojourner Washington before anyone else!

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    This is the "just because" option: You're backing the project just because you think it should happen! We'll give you a Bicycle Alliance of Washington one-year membership (for you personally or to give a friend) and our undying gratitude. The Bicycle Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization and this is a tax-deductible donation.

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    Double the fun but not double the $$! Not one but TWO (2) autographed copies of Cycling Sojourner Washington (shipped to same address). One for you, one for a friend. Makes a great gift--one size fits all!

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Get an autographed copy of Cycling Sojourner Washington AND a one-year
    Bicycle Alliance membership (worth $35, new or renewal). You'll get the best bike news in Washington along with insider access to additional bonus tours as they're developed.

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    Two (2) copies of Cycling Sojourner WA (shipped to same address) AND a one-year membership in the Bicycle Alliance of Washington (new or renewal for you or someone else--you can give the gift of membership along with a copy of the book).

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    Bike the Northwest: Get both an autographed copy of Cycling Sojourner Washington and its sister guidebook by Ellee Thalheimer, Cycling Sojourner Oregon, along with a one-year Bicycle Alliance of Washington membership (worth $35, new or renewal).

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    100% Washington: Receive an autographed copy of the book, a complete set of bike maps from around the state, and a one-year Bicycle Alliance membership (new or renewal).

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    Read it, ride it, wear it. Get an autographed copy of Cycling Sojourner; a one-year membership to the Bicycle Alliance of Washington (worth $35, new or renewal); and a snazzy commemorative Bicycle Alliance "Washington Bikes" tee shirt (quick-dry and easy to pack--perfect for bike travel)!

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    Ride caffeinated! Receive a pound of delicious direct trade/organic Gear Grinder Blend (dark roast, medium, or decaf) crafted by Bicycle Alliance organizational member Roast House Coffee of Spokane; Washington Bikes coffee mug; autographed copy of Cycling Sojourner Washington; one-year Bicycle Alliance membership (worth $35, new or renewal).

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Get a fabulous commemorative Bicycle Alliance "Washington Bikes" jersey made right in the Evergreen State by Castelli to celebrate our bike travel book project, along with an autographed copy of Cycling Sojourner Washington and a one-year membership to the Bicycle Alliance of Washington (worth $35, new or renewal).

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    EXTREMELY SERIOUS REWARD. Along with a signed copy of Cycling Sojourner Washington, the author will dedicate a very earnestly choreographed interpretive dance (bike involved) to you and post it on the Cycling Sojourner Facebook page, as well as emailing it to you. You pick the theme. (Note: Author has no formal dance training)

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    Bike Nerd Extravaganza: Get an autographed copy of Cycling Sojourner Washington, a complete set of bike-specific maps of WA, Washington Bikes jersey, Washington Bikes coffee mug, and a one-year Bicycle Alliance membership (worth $35, new or renewal).

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Show you really, REALLY love the bike you take on the road for your travels! Autographed copy of Cycling Sojourner Washington PLUS a one-year Bicycle Alliance membership PLUS an original framed 5x7 black & white signed sketch of your very own bike by artist, bike traveler, and Bicycle Alliance life member Andy Goulding.

    We'll follow up with you via email to get a photo of your favorite bike, and will feature sketch (with or without original photo side by side) on the Bicycle Alliance website and social media if you want us to help you show it off.

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    Pledge US$ 750 or more About US$ 750

    Get your very own ORIGINAL BIKE SONG along with a signed copy of the book. Talented musical theater student and Bicycle Alliance volunteer Laura Chamberlain will apply her considerable creative talent to a very special gig. You provide your name and some specific elements related to bike travel you'd like to hear set to music: your favorite destination in Washington, something you love about bike travel, how you feel when you leave and when you come home--you get it. Laura will create a rap or an up-tempo ballad, your choice. A video of this awesome performance, personalized just for you, will be posted on the Bicycle Alliance Facebook page, as well as emailed to you. Song created, performed and posted by Valentine's Day 2014 (hey, what an awesome gift this would make for your special sweetie!). Book delivered April 2014.

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    Food and fun: Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime evening of bike stories and great food at a private dinner somewhere in Washington (most likely in Seattle or Spokane--we're scouting now), with Cycling Sojourner author Ellee Thalheimer and Bicycle Alliance executive director Barb Chamberlain. We'll have our picture taken with you for posting on your favorite social media sites and ours too. You'll also receive two autographed copies of Cycling Sojourner Washington and a one-year Bicycle Alliance membership (worth $35, new or renewal). We'll see you at dinner! (travel not included)

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    Pledge US$ 3,000 or more About US$ 3,000

    You name the tour! We love bike touring research/riding/writing so much we'll DO EVEN MORE. You pick a destination or area somewhere in Washington state that you think would make a great tour. We research a two-day "bike overnight" trip and create a downloadable bonus tour with your picture and bio in it and possibly photos from your bike tour. You get it first--later we distribute it to all the Kickstarter backers and friends of the Bicycle Alliance. Includes autographed copy of the book and the bonus tour. (Think it should be longer than a weekend? Let's talk.)

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    Be in the book at a whole other level with this one. Placement of name (yours or your organization/business) on back of book and five (5) autographed copies; “Gold Wheel” sponsor recognition at Bicycle Alliance annual event celebrating the forthcoming book and four (4) tickets to attend an awesome evening with hundreds of bike lovers (Nov. 2, 2013) where we'll be showing pictures from the book. You'll see a proof of the book cover before anyone else (except the $10,000 level backers). Event attendance Nov. 2013; books shipped April 2014. We love you so much we'll pay the shipping anywhere in the world.

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    A whole new realm of awesome! YOUR logo on the back of the book and ten (10) autographed copies of Cycling Sojourner Washington; “The Whole Bicycle” sponsoring rights to Bicycle Alliance annual event at which we'll all celebrate the forthcoming book and eight (8) tickets to attend (Nov. 2, 2013) with hundreds of other happy bike folk who will no doubt ooh and aah at the pictures we'll show as a preview of the book. You'll also see a galley proof of the entire book before anyone else. Event attendance Nov. 2013; books shipped April 2014. We love you so much we'll pay the shipping anywhere in the world.

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