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The 2018 Greg Siple Award application opens on November 1, 2017 and must be submitted by December 31, 2017 at midnight EST. There are four awards available, two Intro to Bike Travel and two Outdoor Leadership, in 2018.

Intro to Bike Travel

Always ready for the next adventure, Intro to Bike Travel applicants find bicycle touring and bikepacking intriguing and would love to get rolling, but need help starting their bike-travel story. Let us equip you with the bike, gear, and an Intro to Road Touring course, so you can write the first chapter of this new adventure. Then, with your story-telling skills, you’ll share your experience and inspire others to take their own first adventurous pedal strokes.

We’re giving away two Intro to Bike Travel awards in 2018. Each winner will win: 


Outdoor Leadership 

Looking to take bike travel to the next level? Outdoor Leadership applicants already know bikepacking and bicycle touring shift their gears, and they love sharing their tales of travel. Let us sharpen your story-telling pencil with a Leadership Training Course, some new gear, and an additional self-contained tour. You’ll gain even more experience, have fun, and find a bike-hungry audience eager to be inspired by your veteran, bike-loving tales of wheel-spinning fun.

We’re giving away two Outdoor Leadership awards in 2018. Each winner will win: 


The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel is open to U.S. citizens only. Applicants must be 18 to 30 years old on March 1, 2018.

Finalists will be notified by February 9 and will be asked to submit a short video recording or do a live interview (no more than 5 minutes) in response to one to two interview questions.

Four winners will be notified by March 1, 2018.

Do you have a question about The Greg Siple Award for young Adult Bicycle Travel? Please contact Eva Dunn-Froebig, Events & Outreach Coordinator, at (406) 721-1776.

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The Greg Siple Award blog posts

January 9, 2018
Who Applied for The Greg Siple Award?
Who Applied for The Greg Siple Award?

Nearly 100 people applied for The Greg Siple Award, and four talented young adults will be selected to win the award and bike-travel gear, thanks to REI, Big, and ABUS. Winners will be announced by March 1. In the meantime, find out more about the applicants. 

December 29, 2017
Hauling it All -- Make Your Own Panniers
Hauling it All -- How To Make Your Own Panniers

A 2017 Greg Siple Award winner, Sara Chars, authored this DIY tutorial on making bicycle panniers. Sara led a pannier-making workshop last month as part of her Greg Siple Award outreach project.

December 22, 2017
Fighting Crime with Bike Travel
Fighting Crime with Bike Travel

Nate Dorfman, a 2016 winner of The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel, shares how he helped kids in a tough neighborhood learn cycling skills and gain trust in law enforcement. Now it’s your turn! Apply to win a bike and bike travel gear at by December 31 and #JumpStartBikeTravel.