4-H Bicycle Project

All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public.

A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the way references are listed.

Posters are to be 22”x28” and displayed horizontally and placed in a clear plastic sleeve or covered with clear plastic to protect contents. Display boards should be designed to sit on a table using no more than 36” of tabletop space. Space should be left in the lower right hand corner to place an exhibit tag provided by Purdue Extension staff.

Judges evaluating exhibits should recognize individual differences and creativity, therefore using information in this document as a guide rather than a requirement. A completed bicycle manual (with 3 activities completed for grades 3-8) and bicycle record sheet is to be submitted to the project leader before the quiz and skill ride.

 

Exhibit Class Guidelines:

Educational Poster Exhibits

Beginner (grades 3-5):

Create an educational poster, notebook or display about a bicycle topic of choice that is age/grade appropriate.

Intermediate (grades 6-8):

Create an educational poster, notebook or display about a bicycle topic of choice that is age/grade appropriate.

Advanced (grades 9-12 ):

Create an educational poster, notebook or display about a bicycle topic of choice that is age/grade appropriate.

Riding Skills Option

1. The Bicycle Project members will be divided into 2 categories:
  • Junior (grades 3-7)
  • Senior (grades 8-12)

2. The county fair exhibit will be a written quiz, bicycle parts quiz, plus a skill ride through a set obstacle course. The ride and quiz for each member will be determined by their status as Junior or Senior:

  • Juniors-Parts 1-5 of obstacle course
  • Seniors-Parts 1-6 of obstacle course
3. Presentation of ribbons and selection of champions per each group and all champions will be determined on a point basis.
  • Meetings attended . . . 10 points each ( 20)
  • Rides attended. . . . . . 5 points each ( 25)
  • (Practice for obstacle course considered ride)
  • Bicycle Parts Quiz at Fair. . . . . .____% basis ( 5)
  • Quiz at Fair. . . . . .____% basis ( 20)
  • Obstacle Course at Fair____% basis ( 30)
Tie breaks will be determined by extra meetings, rides, bonus quiz questions, and bonus ride points.
4. All bicycle members must use the same bicycle for the obstacle course that they use when they participate in the rides throughout the year.
5. Only one ride may be made up during each 4-H Bicycle Project year. To make up a missed ride the bicycle member must provide a map of a ride that he has drawn and ridden himself, or the bicycle member must show proof of riding in the 4th of July race in Lebanon, or another similar organized bicycle ride. Make-up rides must be signed by a parent or guardian and turned in to the leader before the bicycle rodeo.
6. All bicycle members or other riders under 18 years of age are required to wear a bicycle helmet when riding in the bicycle rodeo or 4-H sponsored rides.