What is the CycloCamping VIP TEAM?

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the CycloCamping VIP TEAM!

As an avid bicycle traveler, I know that budget can become an issue while bike-travelling and while preparing for an upcoming journey. I also know that bicycle travelers often love to share valuable information in the form of how-to articles, bike-touring guides, and gear reviews, all of which provide a wealth of knowledge to the bicycle touring community. In order to promote bicycle touring and make our community stronger, CycloCamping.com is committed to sharing this knowledge via our websites, blogs, forums, and social networks. This is why we created the CYCLOCAMPING VIP TEAM program, which benefits both our team members as well as the entire bicycle touring community. Hopefully you will find this program useful and fun. We welcome any suggestions; please feel free to share!

Happy Tailwinds,
Stephane Marchiori
Founder of CycloCamping.com

Why join our VIP TEAM (each point is developed further below):

  • Joining the Team is 100% FREE – No Commitments
  • Earn GEAR and/or CASH by joining our writers’ team
  • Use your blog to MAKE MONEY while travelling by joining our Affiliate Program
  • Receive EXCLUSIVE OFFERS and coupon codes
  • CUSTOMIZED SUPPORT and “ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE” anywhere, anytime!
  • Promote your website and adventures through our social networks

Join our writers’ peloton!

Earn gear and/or cash by writing any of the following:

  • Detailed product reviews
  • Bike Touring-related Article(s)
  • How-to article(s)
  • Region-specific bike touring guide and information
  • Any other ideas can be discussed

Author will be rewarded with cash or gear depending on the length of the article and media provided. Once your application has been accepted, we’ll contact you with the details of the remunerations. 

Please read our terms and conditions.

CycloCamping domains, websites, blogs and social networks are defined as one of the following url:
www.cyclocamping.com
www.cyclocampingforum.com
www.cyclocampingblog.com
www.facebook.com/cyclocamping
www.twitter.com/cyclocamping
www.pinterest.com/cyclocamping
www.youtube.com/cyclocampingcom

Author will be rewarded with cash or gear depending on the amount and type of information and media provided. If the author is rewarded with gear, the value of the gear will be the current price listed on CycloCamping.com, or the MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) if CycloCamping.com does not carry the rewarded gear. The content will still have to be approved by CycloCamping.com to insure that the quality of the content provided meets CycloCamping.com requirements. 

Writer MUST be the owner of ALL intellectual properties for all article material provided (pictures, videos, content). By submitting any type of written content and media to CycloCamping.com (including but not limited to pictures, audio, video, photos, infographics, artwork), you are attesting that you are the owner of all intellectual properties, and that you are not sharing or copying content, material or media from anybody else but yourself. You are also authorizing CycloCamping.com to use, edit, publish and share your material through CycloCamping.com websites, forums, blogs, and social media networks, with no restrictions or time limit.

Content, pictures, and videos will have to go through an editing process before being published. Content, pictures and videos may be refused by CycloCamping.com sole discretion and must meet our requirements before being published on our websites, blogs or forums.

Content must be written in correct English (we do a final proofread). Content MUST NOT be published/offered anywhere else other than on CycloCamping.com. CycloCamping.com may promote the content through our blog, forum, and/or social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+). Content must offer information and knowledge valuable to the bicycle touring community. Content may be rephrased by CycloCamping’s sole discretion before being published. Additional information may be added to the article without the consent of the author. If CycloCamping.com adds a section to the article, it will be specified within the article. For example, if you write an article about “how to choose a sleeping bag” and you do not cover “synthetic vs. down,” we may add a paragraph to complete the article. Media (pictures and videos) must be of decent quality and related to the article.
Payment to authors is due as soon as the article has been approved (within 2 weeks after receiving all the material). The preferred payment method is Paypal, but we can also mail checks, offer gift certificates, rewards points, wire transfers (fees apply), or pay by credit card.

Sharing content and media provided to CycloCamping.com on other domains than the CycloCamping websites, blogs, and forums will result in the cancellation of the membership.

Joining our Affiliate Program

What is an affiliate program? We run our program via Avantlink, the most reputable outdoor affiliate program. Many long-term bicycle travelers are able to afford travelling for so many years partly thanks to their affiliate program.

5 simple steps to make money:

  • First you need to apply to join the program.
  • The program provides a lot of promotional text and banners that you can choose from and post on your own website or blog. You can also simply link some keywords of your choice. All this material will be linked to a specific page on our website. This is called an affiliate link.
  • Anytime a user purchases ANY gear on our website within 120 DAYS after clicking one of the affiliate links on your blog or website, you automatically earn an 8% commission. CycloCamping.com offers one of the highest commission rates in the industry.
  • You as an affiliate do not have to do anything besides creating links on your blog and websites wherever it seems like it would be the most efficient. The tracking, payments, cookie-duration, sales, and commissions are calculated and managed by the Avantlink program.
  • Then you just sit comfortably in your saddle and enjoy your journey while your website makes money for you! Of course, the more interesting your content is the more traffic you will get, and the more commissions you will earn.

Exclusive offers

We pamper our members with exclusive offers and coupon codes. If we have a clearance event, you will be the first to know about it. We also have special offers and fun ways to earn reward points just for our VIP members.

Customized Support

Choosing your gear can be a daunting task, so we are happy to offer our members a personal coach who will help you choose the right gear for your specific journey. Also, we offer you peace of mind in knowing that you will not be alone while far away from home. This personal support is available from the earliest stages of trip planning all the way through the final days of the journey itself.  We will not jump on the first flight and come to you, but we will do everything else within our power.  We can connect with you anywhere in the world in any way you like, whether it is us calling you, or via email, Skype, or smoke signal. We can give you bike touring advice and assist you with gear issues. We will do whatever it takes to help you each step of the way!  

Promoting your adventures to the world

We are proud to promote our members’ blogs and websites, just to show off how great our community is! We can promote your adventures and websites via our social networks: Google +, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and our forums. If you join our affiliate program, it means more traffic, more referrals, and more commissions for you, all the while increasing the SEO of your blog or website.

If you are interested, our editorial team can reach out and do an interview with you, which will be posted on our social networks. The idea here is to expose your adventures to a larger audience, and make the rest of our community travel while at home by reading your stories J

How to join our VIP team?

In order to manage our members effectively, we simply can’t accept everyone. Sorry. We have to make a selection. Criteria for selection are based mostly on the bike touring experience and quality of the applicant’s blog or website.

In order to apply, please email us at vip@cyclocamping.com, with the subject “VIP Team Application” and provide the following:

  • A brief description of your bike touring and camping experience
  • A link to your blog or website
  • What you like writing about
  • Your preferred method of communication

We’ll get back to you shortly after receiving your application.

Joining our VIP Team constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions. CycloCamping reserves the right to change these policies or cancel your membership at any time at our sole discretion.