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10:01 PM, Feb. 12, 2012 |
- From wire and staff reports
Bicycling poster contest planned
The Mississippi Department of Transportation is partnering with a manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products in a poster contest for fifth-graders to think about the benefits of riding a bicycle.
MDOT and Saris Cycling Group are challenging the students to create a poster around the theme, "Bicycling takes me places!"
The deadline for entries to MDOT is March 1.
One winner will be selected from each state and will receive a bike, bike light and helmet. A national winner will win a trip to the 2012 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., and his or her school will receive bicycle parking for 20 bikes and a bike/walk tracking system called The Hub.
"The contest provides a fun 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 news release.
MDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator Cookie Leffler said the contest fits perfectly into a statewide initiative to get Mississippians to lead more active lifestyles.