Bikes to Books Contest in Mesa

~ The City of Mesa's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and Mesa Public Library have announced the first Bike to Books contest. The contest is open to prekindergarten to 12th grade students and homeschoolers, who are invited to design bike symbol art for a City of Mesa shared use path.

The aim of the contest is to encourage Mesa residents to bike more, read more books and look for opportunities to combine the two by biking to a public library or neighborhood little library. Grand prize winners will have their designs installed on a Mesa shared use path next winter, with prizes awarded in three grade brackets: prekindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd through 6th grade and 7th through 12th grade.

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Mesa Library Director Polly Bonnett said: "This program will encourage artistic expression, literacy and active transportation and is a great way to introduce civic engagement to youth. Bicycles and books are both great ways to reach new adventures and we look forward to seeing all the imaginative designs!"

To participate, entrants can pick up a copy of the design sheet from any Mesa Public Library location or print a downloadable copy from the library's website. Completed designs can be dropped off at any Mesa Public Library location before July 31st. Winners will be announced this fall. For additional contest information, please visit

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