The YYC Bike Awards celebrate community leaders and champions who encourage cycling in Calgary and contribute to making Calgary a more bicycle friendly city. Each YYC Bike Award is given to an individual, school, or business, depending on the criteria for each award.
Submit a nomination using the web form. You can submit multiple nominations (for different categories, or more than one for a single category). Each nomination will ask:
- Who are you nominating?- What category?- Why should they win the award? What have they done?
If you have difficulty using the web nomination form please email your submission to email@example.com.
For more information about the YYC Bike Awards, and to see the list of previous winners, go to https://bikecalgary.org/annual-yyc-bike-awards-gala/.
The four categories for nominations are:
- The Lawrence Hong Advocacy Award – This award is presented in Lawrence Hong’s memory to an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to promote cycling in Calgary. 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. While our time with Lawrence was cut short, this award honours his memory and the commitment he had to building a diverse transportation culture in our City.
- Commuter of the Year – This award is presented to an individual whose determination and dedication to using bikes as a mode of transportation serves as an inspiration to others. This award is dedicated to the cycling role model 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 and business practices more bike friendly for customers, employees, or others. This can include making it easy for customers arriving by bike, using cycling messengers, 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, and promoting and supporting cycling events.
- School of the Year – This award is presented to a school that promotes cycling amongst its staff and its students. This can include bike education, promoting healthy transportation choices and designating bike facilities and storage.