Quincy, MA – Dependable Cleaners has announced recent winners in its Read to Ride summer reading contest, sponsored by Dependable Cleaners, The Patriot Ledger, Farina’s Bicycle Center, and Bikes Not Bombs.
The Week 4 winner was Mukilan Raja, 8, from Quincy. He picked his new bike from Farina’s Bicycle Center in Watertown, one of the Read to Ride program’s sponsors.
Mukilan reads a lot, and his favorite genre is nonfiction. He also loves to play badminton, Legos, and Beyblades.
In school, his favorite subject is science. When asked if he had a favorite teacher, he answered, “all of them!”
Read to Ride, in its 21st year, is a summer reading program that encourages students, aged 5 to 15, to read during summer vacation, with an incentive of winning bicycles and other prizes. Winners are drawn randomly and participants can increase their opportunity to win based on the number of books they read each week. The program runs from May 1st to Aug. 12, 2019. A bicycle winner is drawn weekly between June 4 and Aug. 12 (12 bikes total), plus multiple runner up winners and prizes. Entry forms and contest details will be available at local libraries, South Shore YMCAs, local Boys & Girls Clubs and at all Dependable Cleaners locations, as well as at DependableCleaners.com and ReadtodRideMA.com.