Adventure Cycling names “Bicycle travel award winners”

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Bikers' cabin, Virginia
circa 1984

Here are the latest and final election results. Trust me. There will be no charges of mudslinging or requests for recounts.

I'm talking about the results from the Bicycle Travel Award contest hosted by Adventure Cycling Association, the nonprofit that has developed 38,000 miles of bike routes criss-crossing the US.

The folks named below were nominated by some of you. The individuals were chosen for making the on-the-road lives of bike travelers easier and their work in furthering the enjoyment of bicycle touring.

Trail Angels

The June Curry Trail Angel Award goes to Bill and Nancy Nix of Knox, North Dakota.

The couple host a bunkhouse for bicyclists willing to make a 15-mile detour off the Northern Tier Route. Four beds are available in the bunkhouse, and hot showers and a dining and living are available to bike travelers.

Adventure Cycling has been giving out the Trail Angel award since 2003. The first recipient was June Curry, the famous “Cookie Lady” of Afton, Virginia, whose taken in more than a thousand touring bicyclists over the years on the TransAmerica Route. See the other previous award winners.

More awards

Richard Moeur of Phoenix, Arizona, was honored with the Pacesetter Award for his work on the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Adventure Cycling says that Moeur's guidance “was instrumental in leading to the approval of the USBRS Corridor Plan by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' board of directors in October 2008.”

Bikes at Vienna earned the Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award. John Brunow, owner of the Vienna, Virginia, bike shop is a bike touring enthusiast whose passions are reflected in his business. He was singled out especially for his work encouraging and supplying touring gear to cyclists with physical disabilities.

The Volunteer of the Year Award goes to Charlotte Dadabay for helping the membership department of the Adventure Cycling Association based in Missoula, Montana.

Thanks and congratulations to all these folks who helped the cause of bicycle travel in the US this year.

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