Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award

Charlie Pace riding TOSRV

Charlie Pace, front left, was Adventure Cycling’s first life member, former Adventure Cycling board member, and director of TOSRV for over 40 years. TOSRV inspired many of the mass-participation cycling events that developed across the country and are so popular today. Photo taken during the 1979 TOSRV by Greg Siple.

The Pacesetter Award is named in honor of Charlie Pace from Columbus, Ohio, who has devoted over 40 years to creating and supporting bicycle travel opportunities. He was a key promoter and supporter for both the Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) and Adventure Cycling Association. He has devoted his life to creating opportunities for people to get on their bikes and have fun.

This award recognizes individuals, groups, businesses, and organizations that have consistently demonstrated extraordinary commitment, dedication, and service to the advancement of Adventure Cycling’s mission of inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle. This can come in the form of creating safe bicycle touring routes, getting kids to enjoy multi-day bicycle trips, inspiring others through large multi-day events, and more.


The 2016 nominee must show their commitment to traveling cyclists within the United States. The act(s) of inspiration and support need not 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.

How to Nominate

Anyone can nominate a deserving individual or group for the 2016 Pacesetter 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 nomination period for the 2016 Pacesetter Award is closed