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2021 Bike to School Day Poster Contest


Pedaling a bicycle can create some of childhood’s happiest moments. This year for Bike to School Day, Minnesota Safe Routes to School is holding our sixth annual Bike to School Day Poster Contest. Sponsored by the Minnesota Safe Routes to School the Poster Contest asks participants to design an 8.5 x 11 poster (download the poster contest guidelines PDF) that shows how they feel when they ride a bicycle.

Teachers interested in the poster contest can download lesson plans to support instruction for their classrooms (K-3 lesson plan PDF or 4th-8th lesson plan PDF).

Contest entries must be submitted by the end of the day May 19th, 2021, and winners will be announced Bike to School Day, May 26th, 2021.

2020 contest winners

Kindergarten - fourth grade winners

First place - McKinley H.- Second grade - Rochester

McKinley's poster, a drawing of a bicycle with the handwritten text "Biking makes me feel free!"

Second place - Natalia W. - Second grade - Rochester

Natalia's poster, featuring a hand-drawn image of adventure bicycle

Third place - Lucy C. - Minneapolis

Lucy's poster, featuring a hand-drawn image of a child riding a bicycle

Fifth - eighth grade winners

First place - Paulina Y. - Seventh grade - Rochester

Paulina's poster, featuring a hand-drawn image of a child riding a bicycle near a pond and the hand-written text 'Adventurous, Free, HAPPY, Calm, Biking makes me feel like a bird flying in the wind. It makes me feel calm, happy. I love biking. How Biking Makes Me Feel'

Second place - Anastasia W. - Sixth grade -Rochester

Anastasia's poster, featuring a hand-drawn image of a child on a bicycle and the hand-written text 'fast as an antelope, happy as a panda, Free as a bird' and a speech bubble that reads, 'for me biking is a way of transportation, entertainment, and exercise'

Third place - Kaiya - Seventh grade - Eagan

Kaiya's poster, featuring a hand-drawn image of a bike with thought bubbles emanating. Inside the thought bubbles are a child with balloons, hearts, and a person standing on top of a mountain.

2019 contest winners

Kindergarten - third grade winner

First place - Connor H.. - Second grade - Fergus Falls

image of child riding bicycle

Fourth - eighth grade winner

First place - Delany N. Eighth grade - South St. Paul

image of bicycle with words describing how it feels written on it