Nominate Your Bicycle Travel Hero

Jul 5, 2013

Who organized your first group bicycle tour? When your chain broke in the middle of nowhere, which bike shop set you on your way again? Who was that extraordinary trail angel who gave you a dry place to sleep out the storm on your last bike tour?

Adventure Cycling Association would like to honor these people!

Adventure Cycling is accepting nominations for the 2013 Bicycle Travel Awards. This is your opportunity to celebrate those who have made your bike travels easier, more memorable, and maybe even possible. Nominate your bicycle travel heroes for one or more of the following national awards:

The Pacesetter Award recognizes the efforts of those who have promoted bicycle travel in the U.S. in an exemplary way. This award is named after Charlie Pace of Columbus, OH, who has spent decades creating and supporting bicycle-travel opportunities.

The June Curry Trail Angel Award thanks a generous individual or group that has made a traveling cyclist's journey easier, or possible, and is named after June Curry of Afton, VA, the famous "Cookie Lady" of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. Over the course of three decades, June brightened the journey of over 11,000 touring cyclists by providing them with refreshments and cookies at a small stand near her home.

The Braxton Bike Shop Award honors a bike shop that has promoted bike travel in an outstanding fashion, and has generated enthusiasm for bike touring within its community. Braxton Bike Shop in Missoula, MT, was the inaugural winner of this award and was integral to the success of Bikecentennial ’76, the event that kick-started Adventure Cycling Association.

We know that there are bike-travel Samaritans out there — we want a chance to thank them!

Nominate your hero today.

Photo by Greg Siple

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