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Saris opens voting on poster contest

Published April 14, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group has opened voting on Facebook for its fifth-grade cycling poster contest.

The winner will be selected from the state winners, chosen from submissions from more than 350 elementary schools in 24 states.

The student who created the winning poster will be sent to the 2015 National Bike Summit, where the young artist will have the opportunity to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. The winner’s school will also receive bike parking for 20 bikes along with The Hub, a Saris program created to encourage bike commuting.

“The poster contest is about much more than creating bike art,” said Saris Cycling Group president Chris Fortune. “It’s about starting conversations in the hallways and homes of these fifth graders on the topic of bicycling. Through these discussions come awareness of the bicycle and all it has to offer. We’re proud to be a part of such an important topic.”

The fourth annual contest is held in partnership with local advocates to help raise bicycle awareness. More than 20,000 students created posters.

This year the students entered the contest by submitting posters inspired by John F. Kennedy’s quote “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” Each state winner won a Schwinn prize package that included a bike, bike light and helmet. 

To cast your vote go to a.pgtb.me/xFmXgH.

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