Initial Summer Bike Challenge Winners Announced

Emily Ek was the winner of the bicycle for the June Challenge
Emily Ek was the winner of the bicycle for the June Challenge

Emily Ek won the July drawing for a bicycle prize as part of the Laurel Nokomis School – Summer Bike Ride Challenge sponsored by Friends of The Legacy Trail. The bicycle was donated by Sports Authority, 8372 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Olivia Vidolin and Jack Vidolin, two of the Backpack winners.
Olivia Vidolin and Jack Vidolin, two of the Backpack winners.

Olivia and Jack Vidolin won Legacy Trail backpacks along with other students. The Summer Bike Ride Challenge is a pilot program with the Laurel Nokomis School to promote bike safety and family bike riding on The Legacy Trail. The school has kindergarten through 8th grade students and the school PTO received $500 for participating in the program. Students that signed up received a free bike helmet, a Legacy Trail tee shirt, and drawstring backpack for signing a safety pledge. Drawings for prizes are done at the end of June and July and include a bike, Legacy Trail backpacks and Legacy Trail canvas bags. ¬†Students record their bike riding distance each month on the FLT ¬†website. ¬†Congratulations to all the young students who participated. Stay tuned for next month’s winners.