In a previous era, the extent of social media was writing a letter to the editor or passing a magazine on to your buddy. Today there are numerous ways in which we can share our thoughts and experiences in real time over the internet. You’ve probably noticed near the top of each MO page are buttons to share the article on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

Today we are adding Instagram to the social media channels in which you can keep abreast of pretty much everything that’s going on at MO. To encourage you to follow us on Instagram, we’re going to give one lucky reader a $250 Amazon Gift Card!

All you have to do is post a picture of your motorcycle with the hashtag #MOMyRide (comment the make and model of your bike while you’re at it) and tag @motorcycle_com. Oh, and you’ll need to follow @motorcycle_com and “like” this picture.

The contest starts today, May 1 and ends May 15 at 5 p.m. EST. You must have a public Instagram profile to enter, and it’s limited to U.S. and Canadian residents only. The winner will be notified via Direct Message and their motorcycle will be featured on our feed.

So, what are you waiting for? Enter now!

*This contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

  • spiff

    Now I need an instagram account? This is getting involved. The good news is that I should have my bike before the 15th. Of course I should have had it over a month ago.

  • spiff

    Make sure you erase any location info embedded in the photos. I’ve heard horror stories along those lines. Also, are you going to have everyone put their riding boot in front of the tire to authentic it is their bike. I remember someone had to do that here to prove they owned a Buell. Lol

    • Old MOron
      • spiff

        So it was Ruble. There was another time when the guy posted the pic. I think we should implement the RubleRule. All bike pics need to have your boot next to the front tire to be eligible for the prize.

        • Old MOron

          LOL, of course it was Ruble. And if you want to see the pic, just scroll down. The guy’s name was Mackja, and he replied with a pic. Oh heck, here’s a link:

          The RubleRule? I’m way ahead of you:

  • therr850

    Sorry. I’m a??? Ludite?? I have enough trouble reading these through email updates. I much prefer print on paper. Thanks.