Nominations are now open for Adventure Cycling Association's 11th annual Bicycle Travel Awards.

Missoula, Montana July 12, 2015 – Nominations are now open for Adventure Cycling Association’s 11th annual Bicycle Travel Awards. Celebrating the heroes of bicycle travel in the U.S., Adventure Cycling’s awards include the Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award, June Curry Trail Angel Award, Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award, and the Adventure Cycling Volunteer of the Year Award.

“Adventure Cycling’s national awards program is our way of saying thank you for the generous contributions made by individuals and organizations to improve conditions for bike travel and touring cyclists in the U.S.,” said Communications Director Lisa McKinney.

The Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award recognizes the efforts of those that 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, and is named after June Curry (Afton, VA), the famous “Cookie Lady” of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. Over the course of three decades June has brightened the journey of over 11,000 touring cyclists by providing them with refreshments along the way.

The Braxton Bike Shop Award honors a bike shop that has promoted bike travel in an outstanding fashion, and built enthusiasm about bike touring in their 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 extraordinary volunteer who has assisted the organization in furthering its goal of inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.

Nominations for the 2015 awards will be accepted through September 30, 2015. For further details, visit adventurecycling.org/awards, email awards@adventurecycling.org, or contact Lisa McKinney at 800-755-2453, ext. 219.

Learn more at www.adventurecycling.org/awards.

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Lisa McKinney, Communications Director
lmckinney@adventurecycling.org
Direct: (406) 532-2759 / Twitter: @advcyclingassoc

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Adventure Cycling Association inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle. It is the largest cycling membership organization in North America with more than 48,000 members. Adventure Cycling produces cycling routes and maps for North America, organizes more than 100 tours annually, and publishes the best bicycle travel information anywhere, including Adventure Cyclist magazine. With 44,662 mapped miles in the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Adventure Cycling gives cyclists the tools and confidence to create their own bike-travel adventures. Phone: 800-755-BIKE (2453). Web: www.adventurecycling.org.

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