Braxton Bicycle Shop Award

Owners of Bike Newport, 2010 winner of the Braxton Bike Shop Award

The Braxton Bike Shop Award is named in honor of the inaugural winner, the Braxton Bike Shop. In addition to servicing the repair needs of hundreds of long-distance riders, Sam Braxton hand built beautiful custom touring and expedition bikes and wheels designed for the rigors of loaded touring. His wife Shirley offered gracious hospitality that made the shop complete.

This award honors bike shops throughout the nation that go out of their way to provide unique services to bicycle travelers. A long-standing commitment to providing touring equipment & gear, skilled mechanics, and great services are hallmarks of the winning bicycle shop.


The 2015 nominee must be a bike shop in the United States that has made an ongoing commitment to helping touring bicyclists. The act(s) of kindness need not have occurred in 2015 in order to qualify for nomination. You can re-nominate a past nominee that has not won an award. View past winners.

How to Nominate

Anyone can nominate a deserving individual or group for the 2016 Braxton Bike Shop Award. Note that your nomination language may be used in Adventure Cycling Association’s materials. 

Selection Process

The selection committee is comprised of Adventure Cycling Association staff members and Board of Directors. One winner will be chosen and will receive a plaque and letter of recognition, as well as write-ups in Adventure Cyclist magazine, Bike Bits e-newsletter, the Adventure Cycling website and social media sites, as well as inclusion in a nationally distributed news release.

The nominations period for the 2016 Braxton Bike Shop Award is closed.


Photo by Chuck Haney

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