Register your school for a Bike to School event or sign up as a resource for a chance to win ten bikes and twenty helmets for a school or student-focused organization in your community!
In celebration of National Bike to School Day on May 7, 2014, the National Center for Safe Routes to School is pleased to announce the National Bike to School Day 2014: Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway, sponsored by Pacific Cycle and its Schwinn Bicycle Brand (“Schwinn”).
The National Center for Safe Routes to School, the agency that coordinates National Bike to School Day, in partnership with Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program, will give away ten bicycles and twenty helmets to ten lucky schools or student-focused community organizations that register to participate in this year’s Bike to School Day event. In order to enter the weekly drawings for the ten bicycles and ten helmets, schools must register a school or kid-focused community organization event at www.walkbiketoschool.org. Two drawings will take place every week beginning on April 16th, so the sooner you register the more chance you will have to win. Registration closes on May 31st. Only one event registration per school will be considered for a chance to win the National Bike to School Day 2014: Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway prize.
Additionally, all individuals who register as a local resource at www.walkbiketoschool.org will be included in the final drawing and will be given the opportunity to select a school to receive the bikes on behalf of that resource.
For more information on the 2014 National Bike to School Day celebration, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org/about-the-events/bike-to-school-day.
Ideas for Using Bikes at Your School
The National Center for Safe Routes to School has outlined some sample activities below to give applicants ideas about how winning schools might use their 10 bikes from our National Bike to School Day 2014: Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway. However, these ideas are only examples and we would love to see you school’s creativity in coming up with innovative concepts that fit your school’s specific needs. This is also a great opportunity to engage student leaders and/or harness students’ creativity when brainstorming ideas for their 2014 Bike Share program.
- Safety Training. Bicycles available at the school can be used to conduct a bicycle skills clinic (also called a bike rodeo) and bicyclist safety education programs at the school. These programs would instruct students a chance to practice their biking skills while developing safety habits that will last a lifetime.
- Opportunities for more students to ride. We are beginning to see innovative schools across the country starting bike share programs where students can check out bikes to ride during physical education classes, lunch and special events and trips. The bicycle fleet usually is maintained by a group of trained high school and middle school students often known as the “Young Mechanics," who often work in a fully tooled bike shop. See how Omro, Wisconsin is doing just that.
- Prizes: Students who signed the Helmets on Heads pledge. A school promotion in which students that have completed the Helmet on Heads pledge cards, promising to wear their helmets, are entered into a drawing could be a great way to encourage helmet use.
- Remember these are just a few examples, the possibilities are endless and the two National Bike to School Day 2014: Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway winners on May 7th will be in response to the two most creative responses to the National Center’s Facebook question “How could your school use ten bikes and twenty helmets?”.
Ten lucky schools and/or kid-focused community organizations will receive ten bicycles and twenty helmets. Winners will be selected on the following dates leading up to and after Bike to School Day on May 7, 2014:
- Wednesday, April 16 (2 drawings from all registered events)
- Wednesday, April 23 (2 drawings from all registered events )
- Wednesday, April 30 (2 drawings from all registered events)
- Wednesday, May 7 (2 drawings from most creative Facebook response to Bike Share idea question)
- Monday, June 2 (2 drawings from all registered events and resource persons)
On the first three drawing dates, two winners will be drawn from the pool of all registered events. On Bike to School Day, May 7, the two most creative responses to the National Center’s Facebook question “How could your school use ten bikes and twenty helmets?” will be selected as the winners of drawing. On June 2, we will draw two final winners from the last count of registered events and for this drawing, the people who listed themselves as resources will be added. A resource person who wins would be asked to name the school that they would like to receive the bikes on their behalf.
Delivery and Logistics
In collaboration with Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program, the National Center for Safe Routes to School is giving away ten bicycles and twenty helmets to ten schools and/or community organizations in the United States. Each registered event and resource person is eligible to win ten bikes and twenty helmets for a school. Contest winners will be notified by National Center staff. They must provide written confirmation from the designated school administration or organization leadership that the bicycles and helmets are desired and will be used before final confirmation of the award and delivery to the selected school. The bicycles and helmets will be shipped directly to the school and the school will be responsible for receipt and storage. Winners or “recipients” will be responsible for proper assembly of the bikes.
The Fine Print
- The Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway contest is open to any individual in the United States and District of Columbia who registers a Bike to School Day event or registers as a local resource on the website. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited.
- Individuals of all ages — including parents, teachers, students and other community members — are eligible to be entered on behalf of a single school into the Bike to School Day 2014: Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway. However, only entrants who are legal residents of the fifty United States and District of Columbia will be eligible to receive prizes. Staff members of the National Center for Safe Routes to School, the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, Schwinn, or Dorel Industries, Inc., or their affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families and household members are not eligible to receive prizes.
- Each event and resource registration may only 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 and additional entries for the same school will not be considered.
- All entries must be entered by 5p.m. EDT on May 31, 2014. Any event registrations after that date and time will not be considered for the Bike to School Day 2014: Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway.
- Any school selected as a recipient has the right to declare that the bicycles and helmets be used for a youth oriented program at any school, police department, parks and recreation department, or other community non-profit organization.
- Any event or registered resource 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 and 2013 National Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway are not eligible to win in 2014 and will not be considered.
- Each recipient is asked to share the Helmets on Head pledge with their students or youth involved in their bike share program.
- The contest winners will be determined by the National Center for Safe Routes to School team at random. Winners will be notified by e-mail or telephone. All decisions are final. If the winner does not respond to the notification within five business days or is unable to obtain permission from the designated school administration within two weeks of notification, the registrant forfeits the prize to another registrant selected by the National Center. As a condition of winning you consent to National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn’s use of your name for promotional purposes, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
- Occasionally, the Sponsor may contact winners to ask for additional information (such as bike size and mailing address) in order to send them free prizes. The value of these prizes will not exceed $500. All taxes, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. No prize substitution, cash substitution, or assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Limit one prize per school. Winners should allow 6 to 8 weeks from notification for delivery of any prizes.
- Incomplete entries will not be accepted. All entrants agree to these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. Neither Sponsor, nor its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, or any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission or failures of any network, computer equipment, web site or software, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Giveaway.
- The winners agree that the Sponsor and their affiliates and their agencies and employers shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this promotion. The Sponsor reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason.
Important Contest Dates
The Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway coincides with National Bike to School Day event and resource registration at www.walkbiketoschool.org/go. The contest ends at 5 p.m. EDT on May 31, 2014. (That date allows schools who register events after they have taken place to enter.)
The National Center for Safe Routes to School will select winners at random on the following dates surrounding Bike to School Day on May 7, 2014:
- Wednesday, April 16 (2 drawings from all registered events and resources)
- Wednesday, April 23 (2 drawings from all registered events and resources)
- Wednesday, April 30 (2 drawings from all registered events and resources)
- Wednesday, May 7 (2 drawings from most creative Facebook response)
- Monday, June 2 (2 drawings from all registered events and resources )
Announcement of winners