Queensland School students in grades 5 to 7 can enter a competition about Bicycle Safety and have the chance to win one of 89 bikes as part of Bike Week 2010 (13 to 21 March).
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Transport Minister Rachel Nolan launched the Premier's Bike Week Challenge 2010 and encouraged all Members of State Parliament to endorse the initiative.
Ms Bligh said, "The competition aims to raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable transport and bike safety to primary school children, with 89 bikes to giveaway to the value of $300 each through an online competition.”
She also added, "Riding a bike to school is great exercise for children and teaches them important road safety skills while helping to reduce congestion on our roads. I encourage all grade 5 to 7 students across Queensland to visit ‘www.travelsmart.qld.gov.au/bikegiveaway’ and enter the Bike Week Challenge by answering 10 questions about bicycle safety and Bike Week for a chance to win a new bike."
The online competition is now open and closes at 3pm EST on Friday, 19 March 2010.
Bike Week is held annually and is coordinated by Bicycle Queensland and the Queensland Government is the principal sponsor, with an investment of $49,000 in the various events and activities throughout Bike Week.
New events included in this year’s Bike Week activities are:
National Ride2School Day which will be held on the same day as the Scody Ride to Work Day 17 March 2010. Schools across Queensland are encouraged to register to promote cycling for it’s health, education, environment and family budget benefits.
Bike Orienteering which uses specially produced maps, riders navigate along roads, tracks and trails to find control markers (checkpoints) which are placed at specific locations. This activity is suitable for anyone who can ride a bike and great for family groups. There will be several courses, of varying distances to choose from.
When: 8-11am Saturday 20 March
Where: Minnippi Parklands, Stanton Road West, Tingalpa
For more information on events planned for Bike Week visit www.bq.org.au/bike-week.