Friday, April 26, 2013

Biking to school will win Bay student $1,000 for college from Raleigh

In 2012, Jamie Kerka and Gideon Lorette won Raleigh Bicycles' Bike To School Challenge Scholarships, presented by Chris Speyer from Raleigh Bicycles (far left) and Jason Martin, Principal of Bay High School (far right).
Bay Bike to School Challenge announces that one of its sponsors, bicycle manufacturer Raleigh Bicycles, will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a Bay Bike to School Challenge participant in the senior class at Bay High School.

To qualify, applicants must:

·         Complete an application and submit it to the Bay High School Guidance Office by Monday, May 6, 2012.

·         Bicycle from home to Bay High School at least 10 days during the 2013 Bay Bike To School Challenge between May 6 and May 24. Applicants must submit their completed Bike To School ride cards to the Guidance Office, where a copy will be made of each one and attached to their application. The original ride card can then be redeemed for the BTS Challenge t-shirt and/or put into the grand prize drawing.

·         Once the applicant has biked 10 times (or completed two ride cards), the application will be activated for consideration.

·         There is no GPA requirement.

·         Representatives from Raleigh Bicycles and Bay Bike To School Challenge will select the winner based on the following criteria: Application essays showing a passion for bicycling and a commitment to a healthy life and/or environment, as well as participation in Bay Bike To School Challenge.

The scholarship will be awarded on Friday, May 24, at the school-wide assembly at Bay High School that concludes Bay Bike to School Challenge. For more scholarship details and to download an application, go to or

In addition to offering these scholarships as part of its sponsorship of Bay Bike To School Challenge, Raleigh Bicycles is providing the program’s grand prizes (two Raleigh bicycles each for Bay Middle School and Bay High School), which students can enter to win after every four bicycle rides to school between May 6 and May 24. Raleigh Bicycles will also give each school $500 if its students exceed the bike-riding milestones set by last year’s challenge, and it plans to award the City of Bay Village with a $1,000 grant to improve bicycling infrastructure in the city.

“By including a scholarship in their generous sponsorship of Bay Bike To School Challenge, Raleigh Bicycles demonstrates that it is not just a partner in the Bay Schools’ effort to make the planet a better place by encouraging students to find healthy and green methods of transportation, but that they also support the value and importance the Bay Schools place upon education,” said Jason Martin, principal of Bay High School.

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