Bike to Books Contest in Mesa

May 15, 2024 at 10:07 am

The City of Mesa's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and Mesa Public Library announce the second year of the Bike to Books contest. Mesa invites students and homeschoolers in prekindergarten to 12th grade to design bike symbol art for a City of Mesa shared use path. The contest aims 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. Prizes will be awarded to the creators of the winning designs in the following grade brackets: prekindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd through 6th grade and 7th through 12th grade.

"It was exciting to see last year's winners light up when they saw their final designs installed," said Mesa Library Director Polly Bonnett. "The contest celebrates the adventures of both biking and reading, and we can't wait to see the creative designs our young participants come up with next."

To participate, visit any Mesa Public Library location to pick up a copy of the design sheet or print a downloadable copy from the library's website. Participants can drop off completed designs at any Mesa Public Library location. The deadline to submit is July 31. Winners will be announced in the fall.

To see last year's designs and additional contest information, please visit