MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling welcomes nominations for its 6th annual Bicycle Travel Awards. Celebrating the heroes of bicycle travel in America, awards include the Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award, the June Curry Trail Angel Award, the Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award, and the Adventure Cycling Volunteer of the Year Award.
"Adventure Cycling's national awards program is our way of saying 'thank you' for the above and beyond contributions made by individuals and organizations in America to improve conditions for bicycle travelers," said membership and marketing coordinator Amy Corbin in a press release.
The June Curry Trail Angel Award, named in honor of June Curry, the famous 'Cookie Lady' of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, honors a generous individual or group encountered during a bicycle tour that made the journey of the traveling cyclist easier, or even possible.
The Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award, named in honor of Charlie Pace of Columbus, Ohio (who has spent over 40 years creating and supporting bicycle travel opportunities), recognizes and applauds the efforts of those who have done great things to support and promote bicycle travel in the U.S.
The Braxton Bike Shop Award, named for the Braxton Bike Shop in Missoula, Montana, honors a shop that is committed to getting more people excited about bike touring and goes to incredible lengths to achieve just that.
The Adventure Cycling Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a volunteer who has helped Adventure Cycling further its goal of inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle. These volunteers have donated thousands of hours, enabling Adventure Cycling to reach even more people with its message of the joys of bicycle travel.
Past award winners are listed on Adventure Cycling's Web site (click on link).
Nominations for 2010 awards will be accepted through September 30, 2010.