Are you in elementary school and Trustworthy, Earnest, Respectful, Responsible, Involved, Fair, Industrious and Caring?
That’s all you need to take part in Rockville’s 2019 TERRIFIC Challenge, which gives free bikes to students in grades 1-5 who fulfill six out of 16 “good deeds,” such as perfect attendance in school for one month, volunteering with a charity, picking up litter in a public place or helping someone who is sick or elderly.
To be eligible, students must have a sponsor to monitor their progress. Successful participants receive a certificate for taking part and are invited to attend the Mayor and Council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6.
Completed forms need to be turned in by Saturday, April 6. (If you previously earned a bike, why not try again and earn one for a younger sibling?) Find details and download a form at www.rockvillemd.gov/terrificbikes. Questions? Call 240-314-8620.
Awardees receive their reconditioned bikes and new helmets at a special event, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., Sunday, May 19, hosted by Rockville Bike Hub, where bikes will be fitted and kids will receive a brief safety orientation.