Bicycle Quarterly Charity Drive

A Hatian MSF nurse treats a patient at a mobile clinic in the village of Nan Sevre, in the mountains north of Port-à-Piment. The village is now accessible only by helicopter. (Photo by Joffrey Monnier/MSF)

With a tumultuous election season in the United States, we sometimes lose sight of the bigger worries that exist in many parts of the world, even as the news highlight armed conflicts and refugee crisis.

One of the ways Compass Bicycles has chosen to make a difference is with a special 24-hour charity drive to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières).

In many places experiencing conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and other crises, Doctors Without Borders is working to save lives. Doctors Without Borders bring not only medical and humanitarian assistance to those who need it most, they bring hope.

For every new subscription or gift subscription purchased in the next 24 hours, we will donate 50% of the subscription price.*

While renewals are not included in the charity drive, we will also donate 50% of the price of back issues of Bicycle Quarterly.

Orders must be received by November 1 at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time).

If you have been thinking about subscribing to Bicycle Quarterly or buying back issues, please do so now, and do a good deed at the same time. Click the links above to subscribe, give a gift subscription, or shop the back issues.

Your first issue will be the Winter 2016 Bicycle Quarterly, with many inspirational and useful articles that you don’t want to miss:

  • How much slower are extra-wide tires? In a return of BQ‘s ground-breaking tire tests, we compare the performance of tires from 32 to 52 mm under carefully controlled conditions. What do you give up when you switch to extra-wide tires?
  • How does a road cyclist on a drop bar bike fare when facing 100 km of rough trails? We take an Enduro Allroad Bike on Japan’s most epic mountain bike race (see cover image).
  • Join us on a tour of the hauntingly beautiful Tango Peninsula of Japan, learn how to build an inexpensive Randonneur bike from an old Trek, and visit the Panaracer tire factory to see how tires are made.

Your subscription will run more than just the next issue, and there is much to come. Future bike tests include the iconic Moots Routt (titanium), the ground-breaking Open U.P. (carbon), a modern-classic J. P. Weigle (steel), and even a bike made from bamboo.

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Visit our new web site to read more about Bicycle Quarterly and to see a sample magazine online.

*Note: For international subscriptions, $ 18 per year of subscription will be donated to Doctors Without Borders; the same amount as a U.S. subscription. The additional amount paid covers the cost of postage.

Photo credit (top): Joffrey Monnier/MSF

About Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

Spirited rides that zig-zag across mountain ranges. Bicycle Quarterly magazine and its sister company, Compass Cycles, that turns our research into high-performance components for real-world riders.
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5 Responses to Bicycle Quarterly Charity Drive

  1. Bill Lindsay says:

    I’m really looking forward to what you think/thought of the OPEN U.P.

  2. John Duval says:

    Don’t think I need a renewal just now, so made a direct donation instead. Sounds like this issue is right on target; thinking of rebuilding my hardtail into an allroad enduro, or maybe getting a more road oriented bike.

  3. C. Williams says:

    IMO, you guys should have opened the drive for another day at least. I found out about it too late. I’ll still order those back-issues, eventually.

    • Sorry about that. We had to make a cut-off somewhere. If you order now, we’ll add 50% from your back issue order to the donation.

      • C. Williams says:

        OK, I can’t pass that up. So we just ordered your 1-50 package. Wife made me promise not to ask for anything else for Christmas or my birthday. I won’t be tempted to! Now I’ll have everything, since I came in at Issue 51. This is my lifeline to everything sane in cycling!

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