Four awards are available in 2020, two Intro to Bike Travel and two Outdoor Leadership.
Always ready for the next adventure, Intro to Bike Touring applicants find bicycle travel intriguing and would love to get rolling, but need help getting started. 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, you’ll share your experience and inspire others to take their own first adventurous pedal strokes.
We're giving away two Intro to Bike Touring awards in 2020. 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 2020. Each winner receives:
The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel is open to U.S. residents only. Applicants must be 18 to 30 years old on March 1, 2020.
The 2020 Greg Siple Award application is closed. The 2021 application will open on November 1, 2020.
Congratulations to the four winners of the 2020 Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel.
Intro to Bike Touring winners
James Keys, 21, Newburgh, Indiana
Emilytricia Lopez Marchena, 29, Oakland, California
Outdoor Leadership winners
Rachel Pauli, 30, Missoula, Montana
Corinna Wollman, 25, Washington D. C.
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: Russell Pickavance
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.