Essay Contest Winner’s Tour

Alana Schneider (front row, left) won the Bike Friday/Science Factory essay contest and came for a Factory Tour with her family: Wesley (front right), Juniper (back left) and Shawn.

As part of the celebration for the Eugene Science Factory’s 50th Anniversary, Bike Friday joined forces with them to conduct an essay contest for students.

Students wrote in 100 words or less: How A Folding Bicycle Could Change Your Family’s Life.

Alana Schneider, a 9-year-old home schooler from Veneta, Oregon, won. Her prize: Her family will have free use of a Bike Friday Family Tandem for six months beginning when the Oregon weather obliges.

Alana’s essay:

The Amazing Folding Bicycle

Once in a town not quite as big as Eugene, there lived a family of four. The Dad, Mom, Sister and Brother each had a bike. Now, these bikes were special. You’ll probably think they have fancy gears or maybe you’ll say they are brand new, but no, that’s not it. They can fold up! We all went on a trip and we barely had room for the bikes. When we folded them up, they fit perfect and we could bring extra camping gear. It was exciting. We rode our fold-up bicycles everywhere.

On Friday, Alana and her family took a Tour of the Bike Friday Factory.

Bike Friday Showroom Host Kirk Toy (left) showed them our Service Area ...


They checked out a work station.


And got a look at our Kitting Area.

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