2015 5th Grade Bike Poster Contest WINNERS:


1. Mandy Sun - Henderson Elementary School - Bike, Helmet, and Bell


Pictured below is Mandy receiving her bike, helmet, and bell. From Left to Right: Ms. Niki Mulrooney, 5th grade teacher; Mandy Sun, winner; and Lindsey Netherland, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator



2. Constanza Cristerna - N.H. Pilate Middle School - Helmet and Bell

 3. Jacob Allen - Perkinston Elementary School - Helmet


 SOCIAL MEDIA WINNER: Michaela Bridges


The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is partnering with Saris Cycling Group to organize the 5th Annual 5th Grade National Bicycling Poster Contest. The contest is asking 5th grade students to create a poster around #longfortheride. The purpose of the contest is to promote youth riding bicycles as a way to lead a healthy lifestyle. Mississippi has won the National competition the past two years. Let's make it 3!!

Mandy's poster has been submitted to Saris for the national competition which will be November 17 - 19. The national winner will win a trip to the 2016 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. Their school will also receive bike parking for 20 bikes and an active transportation tracking system known as The Hub. Let's help Mandy win this awesome trip by voting for her November 17 - 19.


To learn more about the SGC Poster Contest contact Lindsey Netherland at 601.359.7685 or by email at lnetherland@mdot.ms.gov. You can also visit Saris' contest webpage: www.sarispostercontest.com


A BIG Congratulations to Lily Adam for winning the 2014 National Poster Contest!!!

By winning the national level contest, Lily and her mom traveled to Washington D.C. for the 2014 National Bike Summit where she and her artwork were honored. Lily was presented with an award certificate and a Schwinn bicycle, helmet and light attachment for winning the state level contest. In addition, Henderson Elementary School will also receive bicycle parking for up to twenty bikes and a bike/walk tracking system called "The Hub."


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 Pictured above is Lily's winner poster on the left and Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert, Lily Adam and Principal Julie Kennedy on the right.

Lily Adam was recognized at the 2015 National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. for her national winning poster. Pictured above (L-R): Sarah Reiter, Saris Cycling Group; Lily Adam, 2014 National Bicycle Poster Contest Winner; Andy Clarke, President of The League of American Bicyclists; Lindsey Netherland, Mississippi Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator