Wanted: Entries for Dirt Rag’s 2012 literature contest

Dirt Rag’s world famous literature contest is a celebration of the written word. It’s our annual effort to recognize and reward writers who possess the ability to deliver fine prose with a cycling slant and a unique narrative style.


Judge’s decisions are final. Plagarism is a crime. Do not plagarize.

One entry per person. No more. Please include your name, the title of the piece, and your contact information.

All entries must be submitted via email only to [email protected] by November 1, 2012.

Two winners wil be chosen: first place and runner up. Winners will get awesome prizes and have their stories published in Dirt Rag. 

Remember: your entry MUST 1.) include a reference to cycling, preferably mountain biking, 2.) be original and previously unpublished, and 3.) be no more than 3,000 words, though shorter stories will not be penalized. 

Grand prize – Pivot Mach 5.7

The Pivot Cycles Mach 5.7 is the ultimate do-it-all, anytime, anywhere trail bike. If you’re an endurance racer who likes to take the hard line, an enduro guy or gal looking for a race-ready machine, or just a rider looking for one bike to tame nearly any trail, this is the bike for you. 

The Mach 5.7 features a balance of pedaling performance, 145mm of fully active travel through a dw-link suspension, and award-winning handling. For 2012 the frame gets a 142×12 thru-axle rear end and post mount disc brake tabs. The Mach 5.7 is sure to make riders smile.