SYRACUSE — Wawasee High School sophomore, Wynter Rhodes, won a contest to design the 2016 Tour des Lakes T-shirt.
The Tour des Lakes bike ride committee decided to have a contest to design this year’s T-shirt. Teddy Pieper contacted Bill Eby, art teacher at Wawasee High School. His students produced 32 creative entries.
“It was difficult to narrow down the entries and, in the end, we chose two different designs,” recalled Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Director Megan McClellan. Both designs came from the same student, Rhodes.
Wynter was a sophomore at WHS. Though her favorite subject is art, she had never designed anything like this before. She has also never attended the Tour des Lakes, though she does ride her bike around town.
“For a while, it was my only mode of transportation,” she elaborated.
A large portion of the proceeds from the Tour des Lakes goes to improving the walking and biking trails in and around Syracuse. This increases safety for all people whose only mode of transpiration is a bike.
The Tour des Lakes T-shirts are given free to the first 50 registrants and other riders can purchase them for $20. So far this year, there are 150 pre-registered riders. This is more than double the number pre-registered at this time last year. The ride is Saturday, July 9.
For more information, or to register for the Tour des Lakes bike ride, visit www.TourDesLakes.com. To keep up to date on all the latest ride details, “like” them on Facebook.