Freeze My Keys - April 2011

What: Freeze My Keys



  1. Encourage more bicycle commuting
  2. Support locally-owned, small businesses
  3. Prepare you early for the bicycle riding season
  4. Provides you an occasion to educate friends, family, and businesses about the joys or opportunities to improve safety and pleasure of bicycle commuting

Option 1 Freeze your car keys and use your bicycle to commute EVERYWHERE you need to go. A Scorecard for you to track your success will be electronically mailed to you. To qualify for grand prize, you must accumulate a minimum of 50 points and send a digital photo of your frozen keys to BCA facebook or


Option 2 Don’t freeze your keys, and try to ride more than you normally would. A Scorecard will be sent to you as encouragement tool to chart your progress. You must score a minimum of 50 points to qualify for grand prize.

Price: free!

Prizes: Option 1 and Option 2 bicycle commuters must collect 50 points to qualify for prizes. Max 4 pts per day, you must collect signatures from businesses you visit. You are educating the public about bicycle commuting. Keep up the great work!

Great randomly awarded prizes for those who collect at least 50 points on their scorecard

  • $500 gift certificate to The Sport Shop
  • 2 Round Trip Tickets on Alaska Railroad, Anchorage-Denali, compliments of ARR and BCA Don Worthley
  • $100 gift certificate to Alaska Industrial Hardware
  • A bottle of Croft Vineyard Organic Wine, Pinot Noir, compliments of BCA, Lee Croft
  • A bottle of Croft Vineyard Organic Wine, Pinot Noir
  • A bottle of Croft Vineyard Organic Wine, Pinot Gris
  • Gift Certificate for one of four hour-long body massages, compliments of certified massage therapist and BCA, Allison Kelley
  • Every woman (who earns min 50 pts)  to receive a piece of art jewelry from Deb’s Alaskabike Jewelry, compliments of artist and BCA, Deb Winkleman
  • Every commuter wins a specially-made bar of organic bicycle soap from Denali Dreams Soap Company, compliments of soap makers and BCA, Janie Taylor, Barb Marsh, Carol Hazeltine, and Austin Marsh
  • Every commuter wins a $4 Coupon for Alaska Pacific University, Spring Creek Farm Fresh Vegetables delivered to Spenard Farmer’s Market, compliments of farmers-extraordinaire, Mimi and Ben


When: April 1-May 1, 2011


Who: Those who recognize bicycling makes you feel and look great, and it’s great way to ‘get around’!


Kick off party: Friday, April 1, 5:45-6:15 at Bike First Friday. Meet at Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge (midtown). Bring a key to ‘group freeze’ (yes, i’m serious)


Register: Send an email to In the subject field type “freezemykeys”. On March 31 your scorecard will be sent electronically. Scorecard is still in development phase as businesses are registering daily with nearly 60 different business or commuter locations you typically need, or want, to visit.


Wrap-up celebration: Grand prizes and participation prizes given out only at University Mall, May 6th 5:00-8:30pm during the Bike to Work Bike Festival. Must be present to win, or send your proxy with your scorecard.  Drawing to be held at 7pm.


Scorecard: On March 31 the scorecard will be electronically sent to all participants and participating businesses.

Businesses committed: Doriola’s, Cafe Amsterdam, The Sport Shop, Bosco’s Comics, Organic Oasis, APU Spring Creek Farm, Denali Dreams Soap Company, Dos Manos, Dark Horse Coffee, Laughing Lotus Yoga, Metro Music and Books, Bottoms Boutique, Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge, B&J’s Sporting Goods, Alaska Industrial Hardware, Inc, Alaska Railroad, Croft Vineyards,Allison Kelley


Commonly asked Question: As a small business owner, how do I become a micro-donor?

Send an email to Businesses are evaluated according to certain criteria. The micro donation is $100 to purchase a business spot on the scorecard.

Already registered riders—john weddleton,lorri winchester,bob voris,gloria clendaniel,ellen grover,kathleen mccoy,kimberly riggs,john hettinger,carole holley,amber bethe,diane peck,anne doubek,erik lantzman,donald worthley,claudia pearson,william theobald,dana bruden,mark heysell,brian gutzwiller,stephen cleary,kevin turinsky,christina grande, laura swier kotleman, janice swier, brian ross, greg henrikson,jae shin,mark haldane,tom parker,joy mcLaurin,guadalupe marroquin,susan lamasko,marcia howell,j louie,karol fink,christine keene,daniel flores,louke ellenbroek,peter tallman,dawn groth,sue miller,sara lucey,jedediah smith,damian schroder,shane serrano,andrew sorensen,scott lytle,victoria allen,nino muniz,tom newins,laurie northey,howard teas,john lackey,barry romberg,laura norton-cruz,tim woody,jan johnson,ben neff,quenna szafran,tab ballantine,brian litmans,brandon telford,eric adams,oscar avellaneda,lisa holzapfel,william tyrell,brij potnis,anna hoffman,tracie harris,paul kotelman,deb winkleman,david vetsch,nathan bosch,tracie harris,anna hoffman,mary logan,tara aubry,lindsay clark,meg kurtagh,lois epstein,jason collins,sarah glaser,matthew mannhardt,tia quilter,david evans,diana evans,bill klemme,mariko kinikin,allison kelley,sophie littee,toby allen,mike juvrud,amber myers,heather rice,steven pearson,jennifer strauss,lee croft,kathleen estes,marcia davis,merlin hamre,cory hinds,lucas olaughlin,megan piersma,brooke merrell,barb marsh,carol hazeltine,janie taylor,jim vorderstrasse,regan sarwas,eric geisler,jenny redick…(visualize your name here)

Continue to check back as details are firmed up. I will send a few emails from This gmail account will contact you about this event only.

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