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Maine BPSE Program leads Bicycling Poster Contest for fifth-graders

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
Erik | BDN

The Maine Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Education Program is partnering with Saris Cycling Group, a U.S. manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products, to organize the fourth annual Fifth Grade National Bicycling Poster Contest.

The contest is asking fifth-grade students to create a poster around the famous John F. Kennedy quote, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” The purpose of the contest is to promote youth riding bicycles as a way to lead a healthy lifestyle.

One winner will be selected from each participating state to receive a bike, bike light, and helmet. Posters are due March 7. One National winner will win a trip to the 2015 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. and their school will receive bicycle parking to park twenty bikes and a bike/walk tracking system called The Hub.

“The contest provides an interactive activity to get students excited about learning and provides teachers a creative way to introduce healthy living concepts,” said SCG Advocacy Coordinator Heather Fortune, in a press release. “This is a great technique to encourage fifth graders to simply think about the bicycle and its inherent benefits.”

To learn more about the SCG Poster Contest or to participate contact Erik daSilva at erik@bikemaine.org. Also visit www.sarispostercontest.com.

The Maine BPSE Program is dedicated to educating bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists on the safe use of transportation infrastructure to improve safety and reduce injuries and deaths. For more information, visit www.bikemaine.org.

Saris Cycling Group, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of Saris Car Racks, Saris Parking and Storage Solutions, CycleOps PowerTap, and CycleOps. For more information, visit www.sariscyclinggroup.com.

Schwinn makes bikes that allow riders of all ages and abilities to experience the joy of riding. The bikes are built to the Schwinn Quality standard, with over 100 years of cycling heritage, passion and expertise. For more information, visit www.schwinnbikes.com.

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