Nominations for the 2013 Bicycle Travel Awards will open on Monday, July 2, 2013.
Adventure Cycling's nationally recognized awards program acknowledges exemplary contributions to the success of bicycle travel.
Every year, we present four awards that celebrate efforts to make bicycle adventures possible. Support can come in a myriad of forms — from route creation to a hot shower — and these awards are our organization’s way of saying a big, collective ‘THANK YOU.’ So visit the links below and let us know about the individuals or groups that have offered you inspiration!
The Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award applauds the efforts of those who have contributed to the success of bicycle travel across the U.S. through extraordinary efforts. This could be creating an interconnected set of bicycle routes in a state, designing a touring-length rails-to-trails route, leading physically challenged youth on multi-day bike adventures, providing a national bicycle travel resource directory, and much more.
The June Curry Trail Angel Award acknowledges individuals or groups encountered during a bicycle tour who have time and again made cycling journeys easier.
The Braxton Bicycle Shop Award honors bicycle shops that provide exemplary services to bicycle tourists.
The Adventure Cycling Volunteer of the Year Award is our way to say 'Thank you' to Adventure Cycling volunteers who are helping us inspire others to travel by bike.
One winner for each award will be selected in the fall of 2013 as per the criteria outlined in the nomination application form. Every person who receives a nomination will be notified by Adventure Cycling that they were nominated, and recognized with a certificate. Nominations open July 2, 2013, and must be received by September 30, 2013. Acts of goodwill need not have happened in 2013 to qualify for the 2013 awards.
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