Going on a bicycling trip? Don’t forget the HeatWraps

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Bicycles outside the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

When Alan and I visited Beijing, China, we discovered a sea of bicycles outside the gates to the Temple of Heaven. Our guide explained that the park outside the Temple of Heaven is where Chinese baby boomers hang out. How many of these bikes belonged to them? I can only guess. But, it would have been fun to ride along with a Chinese boomer or two.


Do you like to ride bikes during your travels? When Alan and I visit Kiawah Island, we always make sure that our condo rental includes two bicycles. Riding the bicycle paths on the island, and also on the hard-packed sandy beach, is so much fun. While we enjoy trying activities like bike riding while traveling, we don’t enjoy ending up with a sore back. But, now that I know about ThermaCare HeatWraps (I told you why I liked them last month), I’ll bring a couple just in case. Nothing ruins a vacation like back pain. With ThermaCare HeatWraps, I’ll experience up to 16 hours of pain relief, allowing my travel fun to continue.


Rally for Relief and win a biking trip to Sonoma/Napa Valley in California

Would you like to win a biking trip for two to Sonoma and Nappa Valley? The prize includes bike rental with winery tour and, of course, round-trip airfare, four nights lodging, car rental and $500 in spending money. All you have to do is Click the like button at the ThermaCare page on Facebook  to enter the Rally for Relief contest. Besides the bicycle tour, you’ll also be entered to win the $16,000 Grand Prize, which will be awarded after October 16, 2012. Don’t like to bike? ThermaCare is also giving away trips like scuba diving in Cancun, Mexico; tennis in Phoenix, Arizona; hiking in the Grand Canyon; skiing in Park City, Utah; and golf in Palm Beach, Florida.

Extra chances to win on Rally Day, the 16th of each month

More chances to win: visit the Rally for Relief app on Facebook on the 16th of each month (Rally Day) for an extra entry into the $16,000 Grand Prize drawing. You’ll also be entered in the monthly contest to win more cool prizes. Including August, you have three more months to enter.

Win a gift pack of ThermaCare HeatWraps now

Curious to find out if ThermaCare HeatWraps will offer pain relief for your boomer backache? My Itchy Travel Feet is giving away a gift pack of 16 samples of ThermaCare for Lower Back and Hip. To enter, just post a comment at the end of this post telling us where you would like to go biking this summer (even if you aren’t a bicyclist). Of course we hope you pack your ThermaCare HeatWraps, just in case you experience back pain. Please include your email address for contact purposes. Contest ends on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Winner will be announced as soon as possible. According to our general contest rules, the winner must be a U.S. resident and respond within 48 hours of receiving the notification email; or we chose another winner.

I’ll be telling you more about the Rally for Relief in monthly blog posts, with ThermaCare product giveaways through October, 2012.

Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by ThermaCare. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about ThermaCare as a product or its effectiveness.

UPDATE: August 21, 2012, 11:00 p.m: this contest has expired. As soon as the winner acknowledges receipt of my email, I’ll make the announcement.

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