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Studious fifth graders earn new bicycles

Christmas came early for more than 40 La Conner Elementary School fifth graders.

Rather than waiting to awaken Dec. 25 to find a new bicycle under the tree, students ended their school day May 2 with a bike of their own.

They earned it – in both name and deed.

The bikes were presented as part of a three-tiered, school-based Bicycle Safety Education program and its Earn-a-Bike initiative.

Earn-a-Bike is an equity opportunity allowing youth to apply their new cycling skills in the real world by pedaling to school, exploring their neighborhoods and experiencing the freedom and mobility independen...


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