Bike Awards

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work and talent? Someone who exemplifies the spirit of bicycling in Calgary? Someone who helps people get on a bike and ride, or makes all our rides better?

Nominate them for an award!

The third annual YYC Bike Awards will be presented at our first annual Bike Calgary Gala, and nominations are open until August 31. So get those gears turning and nominate someone today!

Award Categories

Lawrence Hong Advocacy Award

Lawrence was a tireless advocate for all modes of transportation, and volunteered with Calgary Car Share, Arusha Open Streets, Bike Calgary, Cyclepalooza and countless others. Lawrence would have gone on to do great things for the City of Calgary, but his time was cut short. This award is presented in Lawrence's memory to an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to promote cycling in Calgary.

Commuter of the Year

This award is presented to an individual whose determination and dedication to use the bicycle as a mode of transportation and serves as an inspiration and role model to others within the city. This is an award for a dedicated individual who continually puts one pedal forward.

Business of the Year

This award is presented to a local business that has made an exceptional effort to make their business or business practices more bicycle friendly. This can include making it easy for customers arriving by bike, using cycling messengers, promoting and supporting cycling events amongst other initiatives.

Employer of the Year (50+ employees)

These awards are presented to employers who demonstrate leadership and innovation in encouraging and promoting cycling for employees. This can include but is not limited to promoting commuting by bike, offering pool bikes for staff, hosting bike skills classes, providing safe bike parking and shower facilities, participating in Bike to Work Day and Commuter Challenge.

Employer of the Year (<50 employees)

These awards are presented to employers who demonstrate leadership and innovation in encouraging and promoting cycling for employees. This can include but is not limited to promoting commuting by bike, offering pool bikes for staff, hosting bike skills classes, providing safe bike parking and shower facilities, participating in Bike to Work Day and Commuter Challenge.

School of the Year

This award is presented to a school that promotes cycling among its staff and students. This can include bicycle education for its students and staff, the promotion of healthy transportation choices and designated bicycle facilities and storage.

Past Winners

  2016 2015
Lawrence Hong Advocacy Award Kyle K Stewart, Simon Fraser Science Learning Leader Gerardo Marquez
Commuter of the Year Commit to Commute (Kim Fisher and Kayley Fesko) David Coldwell
Business of the Year Two Wheel View Momentum Calgary
Employer of the Year (50+ employees)

University of Calgary & Mountain Equipment Co-op (tie)

City of Calgary
Employer of the Year (<50 employees) Sidewalk Citizen
School of the Year

Simon Fraser School

Sacred Heart School

Westmount Charter School