IOWA—October 8th 2015— Iowa Safe Routes to School is partnering with Saris Cycling Group, a US manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products, to organize the 4th Annual Fifth Grade National Bicycling Poster Contest.  The contest is asking 5th 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 Cotober 20th. One National winner will win a trip to the 2016 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.  “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 Troy Carter at  Also visit   

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition’s Safe Routes To School program is working to change the inactivity crisis by helping communities organize their own Safe Routes to School Programs.  There are FREE workshops that help communities create a walking and bicycling action plans for school zones.

You can help by becoming a Safe Routes To School champion in your community.  Contact the Safe Routes To School Program Director ( and help arrange a FREE Safe Routes to School workshop in your community.

Saris Cycling Group

Saris Cycling Group, Inc. is a US manufacture of Saris Car Racks, Saris Parking and Storage Solutions, CycleOps PowerTap, and CycleOps. For more information, visit

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