Washington Bicycle Poster Contest Winners

Why do you think bikes make life better? That was the question posed to students from all over Washington for the 5th Grade National Bicycle Poster Contest. Entries were submitted, votes were counted and we have a winner!

First Place for Washington State goes to Ruby from Dry Creek Elementary School in Port Angeles.

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Congratulations Ruby! Her poster will now be a contestant for the national prize. Voting will take place on Saris’ Facebook page between May 1 and May 7. Take part in the contest by voting at www.facebook.com/SarisCycleRacks.

Ruby won a Schwinn Bicycle, a Lazar Sport Helmet, a bike light from Planet Bike, and a ‘I Bike WA’ bike bell from Washington Bikes. If she is the national winner, she will receive trip to Washington DC during the 2014 National Bike Summit.

Also, the national winning school will receive bike parking for 20 bikes and The Hub System. The Hub is an active transportation tracking system. The Hub makes it easy, fun, and educational for a school to implement a walking & biking incentive program. Help bring bike parking to Dry Creek and cast a vote!

Second Place for Washington goes to Jordyn from Franklin Elementary School in Port Angeles. Jordyn won a helmet, a bike light, and a bell.

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Third Place for Washington goes to Vanessa from Little Mountain Elementary School in Mount Vernon. Vanessa won a helmet and a bell.

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Over 30 students from 6 schools participated in the contest. All the entries will be on display in at Washington Bikes during Bike to School Month in May. Drop by on May 2nd for our art opening and to vote for a People’s Choice Award. They will be up all month if you want to stop in anytime during business hours to look at the creative posters. A big thank you to the teachers who helped encouraged the students and judged the school winners.

The contest was put on in partnership with Saris Cycling Group, a manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products. Thank you to Schwinn, Lazer Sport, and Planet Bike for donating prizes for the contest.

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