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Trempealeau Bike Park Helmet Safety Poster Contest

Did you know a pump track was built in the Village of Trempealeau, WI in the fall of 2022?

Kids riding bike at the Trempealeau pump track
The name “pump track” comes from the pumping motion used by the rider's upper and lower body as they ride around the track. The idea is to use this pumping motion to maintain your speed around the track without pedaling.

Did you know?

According to statistics from the American Journal of Surgery, 2016

A total of 6,267 patients were included. About 25.1% of bicycle riders were helmeted. Overall, 52.4% of the patients had severe TBI(Traumatic Brain Injury) , and the mortality rate was 2.8%. Helmeted bicycle riders had 51% reduced odds of severe TBI and 44% reduced odds of mortality. Helmet use also reduced the odds of facial fractures by 31%. Bicycle helmet use provides protection against severe TBI, reduces facial fractures, and saves lives even after sustaining an intracranial hemorrhage. (Joseph et al., 2016)

The hardworking folks who helped bring the pump track to our village want to promote safety while using the track. They are holding a poster design contest to help promote bike safety in our community, please encourage your child to enter our poster design contest!



Image of poster for bike helmet safety

Design a poster promoting helmet use on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of white paper.

The poster should be 2-D and may not be computer generated.


Open to students in grades K-8

Three grade categories:

K-2, 3-5, and 6-8

Entry deadline: May 5th, 2023

Entries may be turned in to the school office if attending the GET school district or to the Trempealeau Village Hall at 24455 3rd St, Trempealeau, WI 54661.


On the back of the poster include the following:

  • Students Name

  • Grade

  • Parent Name

  • Phone Number

  • Email Address

If you have any questions please reach out to the Tremp Bike Park FB page


References:

Joseph, B., M.D., Azim, A., M.D., Haider, A. A., M.D., Kulvatunyou, N., M.D., O'Keeffe, T., M.D., Hassan, A., M.D., Gries, L., M.D., Tran, E., B.S., Latifi, R., M.D., & Rhee, P., M.D. (2016). Bicycle helmets work when it matters the most. The American Journal of Surgery, 213(13), P413-417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.05.021

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