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The 2024 essay prompt, regulations, and scoring rubric will be available the week of December 4th in the TEAMS coach account (available to TEAMS coaches once they have registered for the competition and submitted payment or purchase order) under the "Resources" tab.

Essay submission links will be posted in the coach online account under the "Resources" tab by January 26, 2024. Essays must be submitted using the essay submission link provided. Essays will not be accepted via email. Allow adequate time to upload your essay(s). 

Please note:

Middle school teams must submit their essay no later than January 29, 2024.

High school teams must submit their essay no later than January 31, 2024.


Abbreviated version of the 2023 TEAMS Essay prompt:

"Bicycles can be an effective way to move from one place to another, especially in cities. As electric bikes (e-bikes) and bike-share programs have become more commonplace in municipalities, bicycling has grown into a popular mode of transportation for both locals and tourists.  

However, with the increase in bicycle ridership have come concerns - in particular, safety on roadways busy with cars and trucks, and safety on pavement and paths active with pedestrians. Some cities have designated bike lanes in high traffic and pedestrian areas, but safety for all who share these byways still is an ongoing challenge.

Your team has been tasked to prepare a proposal that addresses bicycle safety and the promotion of increased bicycle use (such as for exercise, commuting, outdoor exploration) for all ages in a city/town of your choice."