Bike to School Day is Wednesday May 6th - Enter to Win a Sportworks Bike Rack for Your School!

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Register for Bike to School Day and Bike to School Month and Win a Sportworks Bike Rack.

Julie Gregg // 05.05.2015

Sportworks is partnering with the National Center for Safe Routes to School and Walk Bike to School to Giveaway 2 Plaza Jr™ Bike Racks for Bike to School Day and Bike to School Month in May

We are excited to be supporting Bike to School month in May by partnering with both the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools and Walk Bike to School in providing our Plaza Jr™ bike racks as part of an incentive program for schools to get more kids on bikes. Biking to school is a fun and healthy way for kids to start their school day. Not only are they getting some exercise for their bodies prior to having to sit at a desk for hours, biking also calms their minds to allow for better focus and concentration while at school. Getting more kids riding to school and on their bikes more often is something we at Sportworks feel passionately about and as a result, we make a bike rack, the Plaza Jr™, specifically for kids bikes. The Plaza Jr™ is designed to fit smaller wheels and smaller bikes while still allowing for parking full size adult bikes. Kids can load and unload their bikes independently avoiding the "tangled mess of bikes" than can result with other rack styles. Be sure to check out the contest details below and don't miss out on the chance to improve the bike parking at your school.

Details for the Sportworks bike rack giveaway as published on the Walk Bike to School website at www.walkbiketoschool.org:

National Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway

Register an event for a chance to win

The National Center for Safe Routes to School, the coordinating agency for National Bike to School Day, in partnership with Sportworks, will be giving away two bike racks to encourage registration and participation in the annual celebration. All events that register at www.walkbiketoschool.org by May 31 will be entered to win a Sportworks Plaza Jr™ bike rack for bike storage at a school of their choosing. One event registration per school, please.

For more information on the 2015 National Bike to School Day celebration, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org/about-the-events/bike-to-school-day.

Details

Two twelve-bike capacity Sportworks bike racks will be given away in the months of May and June. One winner will be selected at random on each of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 6 (1 bike rack)
  • Wednesday, June 1 (1 bike rack)

Delivery and Logistics

In collaboration with Sportworks, the National Center is giving away 2 twelve-bike capacity racks. Each registered event is eligible to win a bike rack for a school. Contest winners will be notified by National Center staff. The above-ground rack will be shipped directly to the school, and the school will be responsible for its receipt and installation.

Please note: The Sportworks Plaza Jr.™ bike rack allows for 12 bicycle parking locations. Its angled parking orientation minimizes bike-to-bike interference, allowing for easy loading and unloading and promotes a clean, orderly appearance. Each bike is provided its own parking location and is supported so handlebars can't twist, keeping bikes upright. The Sportworks Plaza Jr.™ meets APBP bike parking standards allowing both the bike's wheel and frame to be secured using a variety of lock types. For more information visit http://www.sportworks.com/product/plaza-jr-high-density-bike-rack.

The Fine Print

  1. The Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway contest is open to any individual in the United States who registers a Bike to School Day event on the website.
  2. Individuals of all ages — including parents, teachers, students and other community members — are eligible to be entered into the Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway.
  3. Each event registration is assumed to be associated with one related U.S. school, per registration. Only one contest entry is allowed per school; multiple event entries per school are not permitted.
  4. All the information collected by www.walkbiketoschool.org is securely maintained and used only for the purpose of conducting the Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway contest and National Bike to School Day registration.
  5. Any registered event can win only one drawing. Winners of previous drawings will be ineligible for subsequent drawings and removed from the drawing pool. Winners from the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 National Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway or Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway are not eligible to win in 2015 and will not be considered.
  6. The contest winners will be selected at random and notified by e-mail or telephone. All decisions are final. If the winner does not respond to the notification within five business days, the registrant forfeits the prize to another registrant selected by the National Center. No staff member of the National Center for Safe Routes to School or University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center is eligible to compete in this contest.

Important Contest Dates

The contest ends at 12 a.m. EDT on June 1, 2015. (That date allows schools who register events after they have taken place to enter.)

Selection process: The National Center for Safe Routes to School will select one winner at random on each of the following dates surrounding Bike to School Day on May 6, 2015:

  • Wednesday, May 6 (1 bike rack)
  • Wednesday, June 1 (1 bike rack)

Announcement of winners:

Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway winners will be notified by phone or email and announced on the website, www.walkbiketoschool.org, and on the National Center’s Facebook page.

May 6 is National Bike to School Day! Schools Nationwide to Celebrate Bikeable, Active Communities

The following is excerpted from the National Center for Safe Routes to School press release www.saferoutesinfo.org published on May 5, 2015:

CHAPEL HILL (May 5, 2015) – Students, parents and many other supporters across the country will be pedaling to school on Wednesday, May 6th as they ride their bikes in celebration of the fourth annual National Bike to School Day.

Communities will celebrate the big day with bike rides and bike trains to school to highlight the benefits of active transportation. As of today, over 2,100 schools have registered their Bike to School Day events on www.walkbiketoschool.org. The total number of events is expected to grow as celebrations continue throughout May, National Bike Month.

“Every child should have the opportunity to walk, bike or ride the bus to school safely," said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. "Improving bicycle and pedestrian safety is a top priority for the Department, especially as more and more Americans are choosing these options for getting to work, school and other places. The Obama Administration is proud to support National Bike to School Day and encourages families to practice safe biking habits every day."

“We’re excited to see the energy and momentum for Bike to School Day grow year after year,” said Lauren Marchetti, Director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School, which coordinates National Bike to School Day. “It’s inspiring to see the number of communities and families that come together on this day to support active transportation and safe environments for biking and walking to school.”

Bike to School Day events are being held nationwide on Wednesday and throughout the month of May. In 2014, over 2,200 events registered for Bike to School Day, a 30 percent increase from the previous year. To browse names and locations of registered 2015 events, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org/go/whos-biking/2015

New this year, the National Center for Safe Routes to School is partnering with Sportworks to give away two bike racks in celebration of Bike to School Day. Sportworks is providing 2 Plaza Junior bike racks for For more giveaway details, event ideas, and event registration visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.

About National Bike to School Day
The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month. The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month. In 2014, over 2,200 schools and community organizations registered events nationwide. For more information about walk and bike to school activities, visitwww.walkbiketoschool.org.


About the National Center for Safe Routes to School
Established in May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School assists states and communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bicycle to school. The National Center serves as the information clearinghouse for the federal Safe Routes to School program with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Part of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, the National Center also provides technical support and resources and coordinates online registration efforts for U.S. Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day and facilitates worldwide promotion and participation. For more information, visit www.saferoutesinfo.org.

About Helmets on Heads
Helmets on Heads is a comprehensive initiative from Schwinn meant to encourage and educate bike riders of all ages on the importance of wearing helmets. In 2014 and 2015, Schwinn partnered with the National Center for Safe Routes to School to reach and engage educators, local communities, and families across the U.S., with information and resources to get involved and take action on helmet safety. Helmets on Heads is driven by a desire to have every rider wearing a helmet, and is committed to educating one million kids about bike helmet safety over 10 years. Learn more at www.helmetsonheads.org.

Media Contacts

Colleen Oliver

National Center for Safe Routes to School

919-962-7769 office

919-271-7860 mobile

oliver@hsrc.unc.edu

Caroline Mozingo

National Center for Safe Routes to School

919-962-5835 office

919-923-1359 mobile

mozingo@hsrc.unc.edu