Adventure Cycling Seeks Nominations For 2012 Bicycle Travel Awards




July 2, 2012
Contact: Alison Riley
(406) 532-2772

Adventure Cycling Seeks Nominations for 2012 Bicycle Travel Awards

Who is your bicycle-travel hero?

Missoula, MontanaAdventure Cycling Association is seeking nominations for its 8th annual Bicycle Travel Awards. Celebrating the heroes of bicycle travel in the U.S., awards include the Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award, the June Curry Trail Angel Award, the Braxton Bike Shop Award, and the Adventure Cycling Volunteer-of-the-Year Award.

"Adventure Cycling's national awards program acknowledges individuals and organizations in America who work to improve conditions for bicycle travelers," said Membership and Marketing Coordinator Amy Corbin.

The Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award recognizes the efforts of those who have supported or promoted bicycle travel in the U.S. in an exemplary way. This award is named after Charlie Pace (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 in some significant way. The award is named after June Curry (Afton, VA), the famous "Cookie Lady" of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. Over the course of three decades, Curry has brightened the journey of more than 11,000 touring cyclists by providing them with refreshments near her home.

The Braxton Bike Shop Award honors a bike shop that has promoted the bike-travel cause and built enthusiasm for bike touring in its community. Braxton Bike Shop (Missoula, MT), the inaugural winner of this award, was integral to the success of BikeCentennial ‘76, the event that kick-started Adventure Cycling Association.

The Adventure Cycling Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding volunteer who has furthered the organization's goal of inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.

Nominations for 2012 awards will be accepted through September 30, 2012. For more details visit, email, or contact Alison Riley at (406) 532-2772.

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Adventure Cycling Association inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle. As North America's largest nonprofit member-supported cycling organization with 45,000 members, Adventure Cycling enriches lives and connects communities by creating state-of-the-art bicycle routes and maps, leading unique bike tours and educational courses, publishing the award-winning Adventure Cyclist magazine, and working to improve conditions for bike travel. Offering 41,399 meticulously mapped miles in the Adventure Cycling Route Network as well as extensive online and print resources, Adventure Cycling provides the resources that cyclists need to plan their own bike-travel adventures. Contact Adventure Cycling's headquarters at (800) 755-BIKE (2453),, or visit

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