Past Bicycle Travel Award Winners

June Curry Trail Angel Award

2014  David and Patti Bruner, of Ryegate, Montana seek out touring cyclists caught in inclement weather or not and extend the offer of shelter, a place to sleep, shower, and enjoy a home cooked meal.

2013  Meagan and Clark Baldwin and Carmina and Rodney Suter, of Newton, Kansas opened their homes to a couple of traveling cyclists so they would have a place to recover after a bad fall.

2012 Byron Seeley, Kelly White, and Vicki Correll, of Jeffrey City, Wyoming, have provided resources and shelter to cyclists since the only motel in Jeffrey City closed in 2009. Their hospitality is a true legend of the TransAm.

2011 Donn Olson of Dalbo, Minnesota was recognized for creating the "Bicycle Bunkhouse" on the Northern Tier Bicycle Route. Through his generosity, he has given bicycle tourists a warm, comfortable, inviting place to rest on their tour. 

2010 The City of Farmington, Missouri converted the old county jail into a comfortable and well-designed hostel, now known as Al’s Place, to welcome cyclists traveling on the TransAmerica Trail. 

2009 Bill and Nancy Nix of Knox, North Dakota. This couple has created a haven for cyclists willing to take a 15-mile detour off of Adventure Cycling’s Northern Tier Route. 

2008 Bob and Violet Hardison and the First Baptist Church of Sebree, Kentucky. This couple, along with their church, have created a haven for cyclists along Adventure Cycling’s TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. 

2007 Toaster House hosts Nita Larronde and Don Kearney, and Pie-O-Neer Café owner Kathy Knapp from Pie Town, New Mexico. Pie Town is a huge highlight on Adventure Cycling’s Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. 

2006 Gillian Hoggard from Colorado for being a huge highlight on our TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. 

2005 The Monroeville Community Center of Monroeville, Indiana. For thirty years, they have provided complimentary lodging and services to traveling bicyclists.

2004 Dave and Jo-An Martin of Dubois, Wyoming. The Martin’s home is just off the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail and the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route providing a resting place, copious amount of food and top-notch hospitality to hundreds of touring cyclists.

2003 Inaugural “June Curry” Trail Angel Award was presented to June Curry of Afton, Virginia. 

Braxton Bike Shop Award

2014 Scoutmaster Bruce White of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Boy Scout Troop 165 have “set the bar” for youth cycling programs and Scouting units across the country. By integrating bicycle travel into their Scouting program, Troop 165 has created an environment where young men can learn and practice outdoor, citizenship, and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. 

2013 Nicholas Jones’ shop, Lizardhead Cyclery, opened in 2012, is stocked with used parts and offers tremendous technical knowledge. Jones welcomes any and all touring cyclists, giving their repairs priority, spending all the time needed to fix up their bikes properly, and guaranteeing his work by promising to provide roadside service to cyclists, or pick up any stranded cyclists, between Dolores and the next town with a bike shop.

2012 Chuck and Gretchen Hoefer's shop, Pacific Coast Cycles, in Oceanside, California. This small shop makes room to stock Surly Long Haul Truckers in every size and serve each of their customers with incredible care and attention.

2011 Jim Peters and Jim’s Bicycle Shop in Cincinnati, OH. In addition to being on the front lines of all things cycling in their community, Jim and his staff make it a priority to encourage their customers to become bicycle tourists. 

2010 Bike Newport in Newport, Oregon, has built an impressive facility designed to accommodate touring cyclists, featuring a cyclists' lounge that offers comfortable furniture, cable TV, Internet access, free coffee, laundry facilities, and a fully-stocked shower. This is in addition to their fully-stocked bike shop on the Pacific Coast Route. 

2009 Bikes@Vienna in Vienna, Virginia, for their passion for sharing the local area with cyclists and the amazing services that they offer cyclists of all abilities traveling in the Washington D.C. area.

2008 Continental Bike Shop in Hazel Park, Michigan, for their passion for cycling and the amazing service they offer cyclists traveling in the Detroit area. 

2007 Bicycle Outfitters in Seminole, Florida. Their staff is deeply committed to helping people of all levels of experience travel by bicycle. 

2006 Wheelworks in Belmont and Somerville, Massachusetts. Their staff, especially John Allis, patiently and proficiently guides customers through the processes of gearing up, fitting bikes, and choosing routes. 

2005 Berlin Bicycle in East Berlin, Connecticut. For their twenty years of servicing bicycle tourists. 

2004 Inaugural “Braxton” Bike Shop Award was presented to Shirley Braxton of Missoula, Montana.

Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award

2014 Green Mountain Bikes, of Rochester, Vermont, for their generosity towards traveling cyclists. 

2013 Chris Kegel of Hales Corners, Wisconsin partnered with Wisconsin Bike Federation, sponsoring many events and meeting with local, state, and national legislators to discuss the future of biking and how national and state funds should be allocated for biking, has been instrumental in opening the once-closed John Muir Trail system in Southern Kettle Moraine State forest for mountain bikers, and helped develop the Oak Leaf Trail system, one of the nation's finest urban trail systems, for cyclists.

2012?  Ian Klepetar of Gansevoort, New York. Klepetar dreamed up Bicycle Benefits, a program through which users display reflective helmet stickers to receive discounts at local establishments, rewarding individuals and businesses for their commitment to personal health and the use of pedaling energy to create a more sustainable community.

2011 Kevin Cashman of Apogee Adventures. Founded over a decade ago with the goal of creating engaging and challenging tours for high school aged kids, Apogee Adventures now offers dozens of tours around the world. 

2010 Jim Klobuchar of Minneapolis, Minnesota, an author, former journalist, and columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has organized an annual ride around Minnesota for over 35 years, with the goal of getting people out of cities and into the beautiful rural areas of Minnesota. 

2009 Richard Moeur of Phoenix, Arizona. His longstanding commitment to bicycle travel and his efforts have put the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) at the forefront of transportation planning in the U.S.

2008 Lorain County Heritage in Amherst, Ohio, for placing cycling at the forefront of their mission, and working aggressively to expand the message that cycling is important to the health, environment and tourism of the state of Ohio. 

2007 Neil Gunton, founder, programmer, webmaster and editor of This free, independent website hosts bicycle touring journals, forums and resources and is a world-class resource for bicycle travelers. 

2006 Allegheny Trail Alliance, under the leadership of Linda McKenna Boxx, for providing world-class opportunities for bicycle travelers. 

Volunteer of the Year Award

2014 Rami Haddad, of Lexington, Massachusetts promoted and improved conditions for bicycle travel in America through his work moderating our forums and assisting with the beta testing of Adventure Cycling’s digital map option.

2013 Bruce Porter of Austin, Texas, worked on the 2008 re-route of Adventure Cycling’s Southern Tier Bicycle Route making for a safer route between Austin and Bastrop.

2012 Christopher Marsh, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico for his work in New Mexico on the development of Bicycle Route 66, and his efforts toward its official designation as U.S. Bicycle Route 66.

2011 Leslie Wills of Grand Haven, Michigan. By volunteering dozens of hours, Leslie made it possible to gain all of the necessary support for the designation of U.S. Bike Route 35 in Michigan. 

2010 Chuck Pengilly of Missoula, Montana, has spent the past two years cataloging and organizing the Adventure Cycling library, which consists of cycling books, magazines, and newsletters accumulated over 35 years. 

2009 Charlotte Dadabay from Missoula, Montana, for her outstanding and timely volunteer efforts with Adventure Cycling’s membership department.

2008 Fred Hiltz from Shelburne, Vermont, for his outstanding volunteer efforts for Adventure Cycling’s GPS mapping work, along with his moderation of the GPS Discussion forum. 

2007 Chuck Harmon from Dublin, Ohio, for his outstanding volunteer service to Adventure Cycling Association. View the news release.

2006 Wally Werner from Centennial, Colorado, for his outstanding volunteer service to Adventure Cycling Association.

2005 Kerry Irons from Midland, Michigan, for countless hours and ceaseless dedication to Adventure Cycling Association.