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Trip Choice News

There's always something new happening in transportation options

The Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 is available now.

Upcoming Events in the Community

Poster Contest

Each year Cherriots Trip Choice hosts a poster contest for Marion, Polk, and Yamhill County middle and high school students in order to educate them about transportation options and healthy lifestyles. Students are given a transportation-related theme and asked to create a poster highlighting the many modes of travel, other than driving alone, that may be used to navigate their community. This year, the contest runs from December 1 to February 12.

​Over 400 middle and high school students, representing 18 schools participated in last year's 13th annual Cherriots Poster Contest. The theme #iexplORe inspired many fabulous transportation options related artwork. We look forward to seeing the creations inspired by the 2019 theme, World Car Free Day.

​The posters are judged on originality, theme presentation, and artistic quality. Narrowing down all of the entries to the top 13 is always quite the challenge. The judges identify six middle school and seven high school winning posters. These posters are featured in the annual Cherriots calendar.

​The 1st place winners from both categories each receive a new bicycle from Santiam Bikes and 2nd and 3rd place winners receive gift cards from Craft Warehouse. Teachers of the winning students are presented with checks to use for school supplies.

​All of the winning posters are also exhibited at the Bush Barn Art Center's Young Artists' Showcase.

2018 High School Winners
1st Place – Amanda S. from South Salem High School
2nd Place – Chloe E. from Sprague High School
3rd Place – Maris L. from South Salem High School

2018 Honorable Mention
Josephine L. from McNary High School
Riley K. from South Salem High School
Madelyn T. from Sprague High School
Anna K. from Sprague High School

2018 ​Middle School Winners
1st Place – Kate S. from Judson Middle School
2nd Place – Destiny C. from Stephens Middle School
3rd Place – Leyla C. from Judson Middle School

2018 Honorable Mention
Aidan L. from Judson Middle School
Julio M. from Stephens Middle School
Jennifer C. from Stephens Middle School

​If you would like a copy of this year’s calendar featuring the latest student winners, email

Here are last year's winning posters:

Previous Year's Winners

Here are some students' posters from previous years:

Drive Less Challenge

Each fall, Cherriots Trip Choice participates with organizations across the state to promote the Drive Less Challenge. Oregon residents are encouraged to register with Drive Less Connect to record their trips made with modes of transportation other than solo car rides. Registrants have the opportunity to win great prizes like hydro-flask water bottles, gift cards, and even an electric bicycle from GenZe. Visit Drive Less Connect today to register and receive notice when the challenge starts up again.

Community Events

Cherriots Trip Choice sends staff to events all over the community. Past events include bike roadeos, On Your Feet Friday, Open Streets Salem, and many more! To see upcoming events, visit the calendar at the top of this page.