The Trail Angel Award is named in honor of June Curry, the famous Cookie Lady of Afton, Virginia. June assisted cyclists on the TransAmerica Trail from 1976 until her death in 2012. More than 10,000 touring cyclists enjoyed her hospitality at her home in Virginia.
In this spirit, the Trail Angel award honors a generous individual or group encountered during a bicycle tour that makes the cyclotourist’s journey easier or possible by helping the cyclist through an act of goodwill.
Any individual or group that went out of their way to do something special for a touring cyclist is eligible for nomination. The act(s) of kindness does not need to have occurred in 2016 in order to qualify for nomination. You can re-nominate a past nominee that has not won an award. View past winners.
Anyone can nominate a deserving individual or group for the 2016 Trail Angel Award.
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.
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