Official Rules for the #FL1Launch Giveaway

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Official Rules for the #FL1Launch Giveaway

  • To enter on Instagram repost the #FL1Launch image. Either a screenshot of the image or a reposting app can be used.
    1. Entries will only be counted if #FL1Launch is used in the caption.
  • To enter on Twitter simply retweet the Tweet that announces the giveaway.
  • Bern Unlimited is the sole sponsor of this contest and it is in no way related to nor sponsored by Instagram or Twitter.
  • 2 winners will be selected from the pool of all entrants at 11:59 pm EST on 06/14/2016. Each winner will receive a Bern FL-1 helmet in the size of their choice. Color choice may be limited to availability
  • The giveaway is only open to legal residents of the United States of America.
  • No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win.

Official Rules for the Bern 12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes

  1. This contest is only open to legal residents of the United States.
  2. Bern Unlimited is the sole sponsor of this contest and it is in no way related to nor sponsored by Instagram.
  3. Contest entry begins on 12/11/2015 at 4:00 pm EST. The contest will remain open until 4:00 pm EST on 12/23/2015.
  4. To enter tag five friends in the comments section of the photo announcing the sweepstakes.
  5. 12 winners will be randomly selected. 1 winner will be selected on each day, starting on 12/12/2015 and ending on 12/23/2015.
  6. The winners will receive a Bern Macon Eps helmet and a Kulkea Speed Pack bag. Colors may vary from those shown in the image.
  7. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win.
  8. Please email connect@bernunlimited with any questions that you have about the contest. No entries will be accepted through this email address.

 

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Official Rules for the Pumpkin Spice Helmet Challenge

Official Rules for the Pumpkin Spice Helmet Challenge

  1. This contest is only open to legal residents of the United States. For our international friends, feel free to participate in the fun but due to shipping costs we are unable to select winners from outside the U.S.
  2. Bern Unlimited is the sole sponsor of this contest and it is in no way related to nor sponsored by Instagram.
  3. Contest entry begins on 10/15/2015 at 3:30 pm EST. The contest will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on 10/31/2015.
  4. To enter post a photo on Instagram a picture of yourself wearing a pumpkin that you have carved into the shape of a helmet.
  5. 4 winners will be selected at the sole discretion of Bern Unlimited. Judging is subjective and we will select the winners based on which helmet shaped pumpkin we believe is the best.
  6. A pumpkin that is shaped like a helmet does not constitute a helmet. Please do not engage in any activities that could result in a head injury while wearing your helmet-shaped pumpkin. Bern cannot be held liable for any injuries that occur due to wearing a pumpkin rather than a certified helmet.
  7. The winners will receive a Watts Carbon snow helmet. The retail value of this helmet is $259.99. There will be no exchanges for the cash value of this helmet.
  8. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win.
  9. Please email connect@bernunlimited with any questions that you have about the contest. No entries will be accepted through this email address.

Official Rules for the Ugliest Helmet-Goggle Setup Contest

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  1. This contest is only open to legal residents of the United States. For our international friends, feel free to participate in the fun but due to shipping costs we are unable to select winners from outside the U.S.
  2. Bern Unlimited is the sole sponsor of this contest and it is in no way related to nor sponsored by Facebook or Instagram.
  3. Contest entry begins on 9/15/2015 at 3:00 pm EST. The contest will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on 10/6/2015. Winners will be contacted on 10/8/2015.
  4. Please only enter either Instagram or Facebook, not both.
    1. To enter on Instagram, post a photo of yourself wearing your ugliest helmet and goggles on Instagram and tag @bernunlimited and use #stylematterscontest in the caption.
    2. To enter on Facebook, post a photo of yourself with your ugliest helmet and goggles on the Event page “Style Matters Contest”. This event can be found on Bern Unlimited’s Facebook page.
  5. 3 winners will be selected at the sole discretion of Bern Unlimited. Judging is subjective and we will select the winners based on which helmet-goggle setup we believe is the ugliest. Entrants do not have to wear the helmet or goggle that they actually use while participating in snow sports.
  6. I am going to give you a hint. Wearing a Bern helmet in your photo is not going to help your chances of winning this contest. It will hurt them… a lot.
  7. The winners will win either a pair of Bern Eastwood goggles or Bern Monroe goggles depending on the winner’s preference for goggle model. Colors are be subject to availability and current stock. Your prize is not exchangeable for cash or any other Bern product.
  8. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win.
  9. Please email connect@bernunlimited with any questions that you have about the contest. No entries will be accepted through this email address.
  10. Creativity is encouraged. We accept entrants wearing helmets and goggles that are ugly, funny-looking, outdated, ridiculous, broken, misshapen, unstylish and/or anything else you can think of. Good luck!

New #bernbike Products

This was a huge week for #bernbike. We announced our new flagship helmet, the FL-1 along with a line of cycling apparel called Masterlink.

 

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The FL-1 is built with crucial road elements in mind, a lightweight aerodynamic design with max ventilation. The result is a helmet unlike any other in its category and emblematic of the iconic Bern family of products in style, profile and function.

“Like every new helmet we develop at Bern, our goal with the FL-1 was to present a new paradigm, this time for road cycling,” said founder and CEO, Dennis Leedom. “Reflective of our signature design, innovative technology and distinctive styling, the FL-1 is different from any traditional fully vented bike lid on the market. We are excited for our customers to experience the fit, style and function for themselves as we add this versatility to our already dynamic and growing bike brand.”

A multi-directional impact protection system (MIPS®) equips the FL-1 with an intelligent, multi-layered liner system that allows for the foam liner to slightly rotate independent from the rider’s head and ultimately minimize the amount of rotational force that may be transferred to the brain. The FL-1 will be available with optional MIPS® technology, raising the bar in the safety category and strengthening Bern’s commitment to safety standards.

In addition, Bern worked with fit-category leader, Boa, to develop the Bern Yoke: a proprietary, lightweight and breathable 360-degree adjustable fit system responsible for near-perfect fit, amplifying the FL-1’s safety measure and incredible comfort.

Additional features include a reinforced in-mold EPS construction allowing for the helmet’s distinct angles, lighter weight – Bern’s lightest to date – and 18 total vents without compromising strength, dual exterior polycarbonate shells, interior air flow channels for added ventilation, built-in sunglass storage on the shell exterior and internal anti-microbial comfort padding.

 

In addition to the Fl-1 we announced our cycling apparel line, Masterlink. Developed with the top urban bike riders, Masterlink apparel hits all the performance features you want, with the iconic style Bern has become known for. Denim, jackets, T’s, fleece and woven shirts. Masterlink will be available this coming September in a select number of retailers in the UK, Canada, Japan, and the US.

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Bern Brand Video

Do you want to learn a little more about your favorite helmet brand? Check out this awesome new video that shares our progression. From our roots as a skate and snow brand, Bern has expanded into the choice helmet for urban bikers. Bern remains true to its core principles as it has expanded into all sectors of the action sports community. “Established in 2004, Bern is an athlete driven, independent, head-protection brand. We are committed to provide you the most stylish head protection in the game.”

This video shares a little about:

Who we are,

What we do, and

Why we do it.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

New York Bicycle Messenger Foundation

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The New York Bicycle Messenger Foundation was established in 2003 to support the New York City messenger community. The bicycle messenger industry is incredibly important component of any city’s economy. “Bicycle messengers deliver time sensitive packages in a fraction of the time and cost that a traditional service could provide”. However, as you can imagine, delivering goods via bike is considerably more dangerous than by truck. Bikers must navigate through hazards that include moving vehicles, pedestrians, weather and road conditions. All too often a bike messenger will be injured by one of these hazards. Unfortunately, most messenger companies do not provide health insurance to the messengers and often the messengers cannot afford to pay for their own health insurance. This is where the NYBMF comes in.

 

The New York Bicycle Messenger Foundation mission statement is “to provide aid and financial assistance to bicycle messengers who are injured on our city streets”. The foundation also provides education for messengers such as the Know Your Rights Manual. http://nybmf.org/library/knowyourrights.pdf

 

There are many ways to help out and keep bicycle messengers rolling. The NYBMF accepts monetary donations, product donations and service donations. Additionally, you can support the NYBMF by purchasing items from their eBay store.

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Check out their website here: http://www.nybmf.org/?page=home

Check out their eBay page here:http://www.ebay.com/sch/nybmf/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686/

Slow Roll

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Bern is proud to support Slow Roll. Slow Roll is a weekly bicycle ride that meets every Monday night in Detroit. Slow Roll caters to all biking ability levels and focuses on building community and giving the riders a different view of the city of Detroit. Since its inception in 2010, Slow Roll has grown to over 3000 weekly participants. It has also spread to 8 cities across the globe. This is truly an incredible program that encourages positivity and builds community in the city of Detroit and across the globe.

 

Check out their website http://www.slowroll.bike/ to see how you can become a member or how you can bring Slow Roll to your city!

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That’s Right. Pronto Week.

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Bern is pleased to help Pronto Cycle Share celebrate their half-birthday this week and their first spring in Seattle. They have declared this week, April 13-19 to be “Pronto Week” – a celebration of Seattle’s newest transit system and the people who love it. Check out all of the sweet things they have planned for members- new and old at ProntoWeek.com. Make sure to take advantage of Pronto Cycle Share’s exclusive Bern pricing for their Annual Members- available just this week! Don’t miss out on this member benefit as well as many others.

Happy Half-Birthday, Pronto! Bern is proud of what you have accomplished in your young life and looks forward to partnering with you as you grow!

BERN KILLS IT AT THE B & E INVINTATIONAL

by Skye Darden
photos by David Malacrida and Skye Darden

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Dollo going nuts over the middle hip

Last week, Les Arcs, France saw one of the most exciting and creative freeski events ever held.
The B&E Invintational, in it’s second edition, is a skate inspired comp that invites the best riders in the World, shredding one of the most impressive venues ever built. Bern Unlimited had a front row seat to all the action, including the halftime concert featuring Master Killa from the Wu Tang Clan!

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Bern representing at the B&E

The B&E Invitational was created last year by Phil “B-Dog” Casabon, and Bern Global Team rider Henrik “Edollo” Harlaut. The original concept called for a halfpipe, sprinkled with rails, boxes, and walls, and two massive bowls at the end. “Anything worth doing, is worth doing better”, was the motto this year. After spending three weeks building this amazing feature, the shape team from Scandanavian Shapers perfected an exact skatepark, made of snow.

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Just about ready to go to work shaping

The week was broken up into two main daily sessions, including a night shoot, and then followed the next day, by the comp. The comp was shown all over the World on livestream, and consisted of a “Rider’s Jam”, then a “Best Style” session, followed by the halftime show with Masta Killa, and finally, a “Best Trick” session.

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The flying Frenchman, Jules Bonnaire was boosting all week long

Bern Unlimited had been an integral part in making this connection happen with Masta Killa, as Henrik’s pro model helmet has a direct conection with the Wu Tang Clan. It was not hard to find a smilling Edollo shredding around, even after suffering a horrible crash at Winter X Games earlier this season.

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Edollo shows love for the Wu Tang Clan

Even with a fixed collarbone, complete with plates and screws, Henrik was destroying the course, taking it apart section by section. His creative style, and unique approach provided the fans with many crazy lines throughout the week.

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Henrik “Edollo” Harlaut and Phil “B-Dog” Casabon checking out what they want to do next,

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And then dropping into the first hip section…

Henrik was stoked to be able to invite some of the World’s best freeskiers, including legends like Rory Silva; style masters Jossi Wells, and Adam Delorme; and others that have shown they had the style to compete. Bern rider Noah Alabadejo, from Andorra/Spain, was very impressive in his line choice, including going huge on the gap to wallride. His flat 540’s, spinning high into the wall, had many of the riders taking notice.

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Noah slaying the middle hip…

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and then blasting the hip gap to wallride…

It was really nice to see many of the riders wearing their Bern helmets, including Emile “B-mille” Bergerion, from Quebec, Antti Ollila from Finnland, Jules Bonnaire, and of course, Henrik sporting his new pro model lid.

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Antti Ollila can’t wait to drop again

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B-mille tail pressing the rail at the end of the course

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Even the guys at Blue Tomato were stoked to get their Wu Tang Colab Watts Helmets signed by Masta Killa himself

As the jam session continued on, riders were slaying lines all over the course. After a small break and some food, the sun dipped down, and the course really became a skatepark. It was a slow start for the riders, but they were showing so much style and skateboard inspired moves. Even when they were not going as big, it was still very fun to watch.

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Dollo spinning wildly during the “Style Session”

After a wild session, it was time for the Masta Killa concert, held right next to the venue. The fans were treated to some classic Wu Tang Clan songs, along with the sounds of the dj’s from Kia Bamba. Most of the riders crowded around the stage to get a good view of the concert, and get their groove on. Masta Killa did not disappoint, as he tore it up on stage and seemed to have really pumped up the riders for the next session.

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B-mille watching Masta Killa from the middle bowl

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B-dog & Edollo on stage with Masta Killa

Once the concert had finished, it was once again time to shred. This time, it would be the “Best Trick” portion on the competition. Maybe the riders were inspired by the music, or maybe they just started to feel it after a few drinks, but they started to kill it during this last session. Many of the riders were going big, much like earlier in the day, when the snow was softer. This was highlighted by Jules transfering fron the left side hip to the middle hip landing.

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Jules Bonnaire’s monster transfer

As the night was coming to a close, there was a very special feel around the venue. The format for this comp was that the judges were actually the riders themselves. They voted on four different prizes including Best Trick, Best Style, The People’s Choice, and Best Overall Rider. Bern was lucky enough to have claimed three of these prestigious prizes! The People’s Choice Award went to Henrik, as he deserved it by showing what a boss he was, even while taking care of a major injury, and all the media work throughout the week. The next award went to Phil Casabon for the Best Style. But, it was in the next two awards that really showed what kind of comp this was.

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Dollo bagging the People’s Choice Award

Since the riders were judging everything, but the “People’s Choice Award”, it would be of the highest honor in our sport to recieve such praise from your peers. Noah had been slaying all week, and his flat 5’s from the hip gap to the wallride were impressive enough to snag the “Best Trick Award”. To say he was stoked, was an understatement. But what came next, was simply amazing…

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Noah Alabadejo wins “Best Trick” with his 540 from the hip gap to wallride

It was finally time for the “Best Overall Rider Award”, the most prestigious award given at the B&E. This award demonstrated who impressed all the other riders the most over the entire week. A few riders were deserving for sure, but there was one little dude who just stuck out more than the rest. Noah must of been on cloud nine knowing that the World’s best riders considered him the winner. This was one of the best moments I, personally have ever witnessed in our sport. The tears and the Harlaut Brand champagne were flowing, and with good reason!

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Noah is man!!!!

It was an amazing time in France! Many thanks to all the organizers, sponsors, shapers, and riders for making one of the best ever comps held to date. Big ups to the Bern riders, and especially Henrik and Noah… Now grab your helmet and “protect yo head”!