Most of us first experience the joy of riding a bike as children. It’s exhilarating, a taste of freedom!
That connection we develop with bicycling can last a lifetime. It’s a way to spend time with friends and family. It’s a mode of transport to school and work. It’s a way to recreate and stay fit. It’s a vehicle to explore the neighborhood, parks, and the world.
It’s that lifetime connection to cycling that has inspired the theme for this year’s 5th Grade National Bicycle Poster Contest: #longfortheride.
Saris is again sponsoring the 5th Grade National Bicycle Poster Contest and Washington Bikes is calling on our schools to participate in this fun event! Students are invited to create a poster illustrating what they love about the bicycle—a great classroom activity.
Each participating school selects their own winner and submits the poster to Washington Bikes for the State Contest. Submissions from the schools are due by October 21. The state winner will be entered into the national contest. Email Louise@wabikes.org if your school is participating in the contest. Contest rules can be found here.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the State Contest:
- First Place: Schwinn bicycle, Schwinn helmet and Schwinn bell
- Second Place: Schwinn helmet and Schwinn bell
- Third Place: Schwinn helmet
One national winner will receive a three day/two night trip for two (parent/guardian and child) to Washington DC for the 2016 National Bike Summit. The national winner’s school will receive bike parking and The Hub, an interactive system to encourage active commuting.
This is the fifth year that Saris and Washington Bikes have organized National Bicycle Poster Contest. Past Washington state contest winners have included students from Battle Ground and Port Angeles. Information about past winners can be found on our Bicycle Poster Contest page.
Email Louise@wabikes.org if your school is participating in the contest. Your school’s poster submission must be received by Washington Bikes by October 21.