Here’s Your Chance to Bike Ride with Bono

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Bono & tandem bike

Let’s face it: who hasn’t thought of going on a bike ride with Bono through Manhattan’s Central Park? Yeah, that’s what we thought. A little over a year after he underwent surgery following quite the cycling spill in – that’s right – Central Park, the U2 frontman is bravely getting back on the bike to offer fans a unique contest. In conjunction with (RED), a charity dedicated to fighting acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), two grand prize winners can score a trip to New York (airfare and four-star hotel stay included) complete with a bicycle tour and ice cream at the end of the ride.

In all seriousness, Central Park is an amazing place to enjoy a bicycle ride in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities.

“Life knocks us down, we get back up,” the singer says playfully just after the contest’s promotional video displays headlines about his bicycle crash. “Forget about jumping out of a plane, scaling Mount Everest. Join me and really live on the edge. We’ll ride, we’ll laugh, we’ll snap a few selfies, talk about our favorite albums, geo-politics, and I’ll tell you what it’s like to suffer a facial fracture involving the orbit of your eye, and having your elbow redone in titanium. And enduring the torture of 18 months of physical therapy with a Satanic German physio. Good times.”

Fans can enter the contest by donating to (RED) through fundraising platform Omaze. Each time you donate, you earn a certain number of ballots towards winning the Bono bicycle tour grand prize – $10 gets you 100 entries, $100 gets you 1,000 entries, and so forth. Bonus rewards are also offered depending on the generosity of your donation, from t-shirts and handwritten lyrics to autographed guitars, VIP concert tickets or a meet-and-greet with Bono. Click here for more info about prize offerings and how to enter.

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