Four awards are available in 2019, two Intro to Bike Travel and two Outdoor Leadership. Winners of the 2019 award will be announced by March 1, 2019. The 2020 application will open on November 1, 2019.
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 2019. Each winner receives:
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 tales of wheel-spinning fun.
We're giving away two Outdoor Leadership awards in 2019. Each winner receives:
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, 2019.
Finalists will be notified by February 8 and asked to submit a short video recording or do a live interview (no more than two minutes) in response to one question.
The four winners will be notified by March 1, 2019.
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.
Top photo: Saara Snow
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.
Mohamed Ukach was one of the winners of the Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel in 2018. After learning some valuable bike travel skills on Adventure Cycling’s Intro to Road Touring course, Mohamed took nine people on their first bike camping trip in Omaha, Nebraska.