TorbCoin: A Brief History

Every  TorbCoin  has a value on the back

Every TorbCoin has a value on the back

Here at 718, we have been searching for a customer rewards tool that made getting involved with the shop even more rewarding. All of the solutions we found were digital/phone-based, and seemed like things we would never implement.

So, we decided to make our own collectible coins, rewarded for various feats and purchases, and redeemable for cool stuff.

Very low-tech, collectible and fun…think of it as the opposite of BitCoin (whatever that is), more like Pogs.

Each TorbCoin has a value on the back. Save up for some great items and perks. Or, keep them in a drawer somewhere like you did with those old Chuck E, Cheese tokens (incidentally, Chuck E. Cheese just went from tokens to a “Stored Value Card”, so we are definitely going in the right direction). Redeemable in December only.

2019 TorbCoin Series

Someone Like Me:  It’s true, get this TorbCoin worth  1 TC  because we do like you.

Someone Like Me: It’s true, get this TorbCoin worth 1 TC because we do like you.

Self Addressed Stamped Envelop:  Send us one, and we’ll send you this, worth  1 TC

Self Addressed Stamped Envelop: Send us one, and we’ll send you this, worth 1 TC

Rock ad Roll Trivia:  Attend this  event  and get this TorbCoin worth  3 TC

Rock ad Roll Trivia: Attend this event and get this TorbCoin worth 3 TC

Maps and Legends:  Attend this  Mighty Hatchet  class and get this TorbCoin worth  3 TC

Maps and Legends: Attend this Mighty Hatchet class and get this TorbCoin worth 3 TC

Big Spender:  Spend $200 or more in the shop or online to get this TorbCoin worth  4 TC

Big Spender: Spend $200 or more in the shop or online to get this TorbCoin worth 4 TC

Wheelbuilding Class:  Attend this set of  2 classes  and get this TorbCoin worth  5 TC

Wheelbuilding Class: Attend this set of 2 classes and get this TorbCoin worth 5 TC

Safe Travels:  Purchase one of our  First Aid Pockets  and get a TorbCoin worth  5TC

Safe Travels: Purchase one of our First Aid Pockets and get a TorbCoin worth 5TC

Team Spirit:  Show up at the shop wearing some of your 718 gear, get  1 TC

Team Spirit: Show up at the shop wearing some of your 718 gear, get 1 TC

Bring Us Food:  Bring us food,and get this TorbCoin worth  2 TC

Bring Us Food: Bring us food,and get this TorbCoin worth 2 TC

10 Essentials:  Attend this  Mighty Hatchet  class and get this TorbCoin worth  3 TC

10 Essentials: Attend this Mighty Hatchet class and get this TorbCoin worth 3 TC

Maintenance Class: Attend this  class  and get this TorbCoin worth  3 TC

Maintenance Class:Attend this class and get this TorbCoin worth 3 TC

Let’s Go Hiking:  Come on one of our  Day Hikes  to get this TorbCoin worth  5TC

Let’s Go Hiking: Come on one of our Day Hikes to get this TorbCoin worth 5TC

Women’s Intensive Sessions:  Attend these  3 classes  and get this TorbCoin worth  10 TC

Women’s Intensive Sessions: Attend these 3 classes and get this TorbCoin worth 10 TC

Camp Time:  Come on a  Camping Trip  with us to get this TorbCoin worth  25 TC

Camp Time: Come on a Camping Trip with us to get this TorbCoin worth 25 TC

I’m Just Here to See the Cats:  Stop by to visit the  cats , get this TorbCoin worth  1 TC

I’m Just Here to See the Cats: Stop by to visit the cats, get this TorbCoin worth 1 TC

ACK!:  Keep getting flats? Get this TorbCoin worth  2TC  as a token of our commiseration.

ACK!: Keep getting flats? Get this TorbCoin worth 2TC as a token of our commiseration.

Micro-Tour Orientation:  Attend this  session  and get this TorbCoin worth  3 TC

Micro-Tour Orientation: Attend this session and get this TorbCoin worth 3 TC

Camp Cooking Class:  Attend this  class  and get this TorbCoin worth  3 TC

Camp Cooking Class: Attend this class and get this TorbCoin worth 3 TC

Come Ride With us:  Come on one of our  Shop Rides  to get this TorbCoin worth  5TC

Come Ride With us: Come on one of our Shop Rides to get this TorbCoin worth 5TC

Weekend Explorer:  Go on a  Micro-Tour  with us to get this TorbCoin worth  25 TC

Weekend Explorer: Go on a Micro-Tour with us to get this TorbCoin worth 25 TC

Adventurer:  Come on our  Summer Tour  with us to get this TorbCoin worth  50 TC

Adventurer: Come on our Summer Tour with us to get this TorbCoin worth 50 TC


Special Edition TorbCoins

From time to time, we’ll hide a few of these in the shop. We may post about it “Scavenger-hunt” style, we may not.  Find, collect, redeem.

From time to time, we’ll hide a few of these in the shop. We may post about it “Scavenger-hunt” style, we may not. Find, collect, redeem.

From time to time, we’ll hide a few of these in the shop. We may post about it “Scavenger-hunt” style, we may not.  Find, collect, redeem.

From time to time, we’ll hide a few of these in the shop. We may post about it “Scavenger-hunt” style, we may not. Find, collect, redeem.

TorbCoin Redeemables

10 TorbCoins:  718 Water Bottle, 718 Socks, 718 Hot Sauce, Keychain

10 TorbCoins: 718 Water Bottle, 718 Socks, 718 Hot Sauce, Keychain

  • 25 TorbCoins: 718 Cycling Cap, 718 T-Shirt (from current stock)

  • 50 TorbCoins: Helmet, Lock, Pump, Gloves, Lights (see below, In-Progress)

  • 100 TorbCoins: 718 Jersey, 718 Micro-Tour “Yearly Pass”, Customer Appreciation Night (see below).

More ways to Redeem:

  • The 10 Spot: Have you collected 10 different TorbCoins…we’ll add 10 points to your total.

  • Want us to mail you a few? Send a Self-Addressed stamped envelope and tell us your 2 favorites (including our exclusive “Special Delivery” coin).

The TorbCoin 100

Customers who are committed enough to collect 100 units of TorbCoins are welcome to attend our Customer Appreciation Night on Saturday, December 14th from 7pm on. This black tie (not black tie) event will have music, food and an exclusive 40% (non-bike) off shopping experienced with a personal shopper (or Chombo).

Rules and Disclaimers

  • 718 Cyclery reserves to change the terms of this program at any time.

  • Redeemable in December only.

  • All items claimed using TorbCoin cannot be returned or exchanged.

  • TorbCoins are transferable, insomuch as you can give your TorbCoins to anyone

  • $200 purchase TorbCoin limited to 1 per day, and 1 per purchase.