MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association, North America's largest cycling membership organization, has announced the winners of its 2010 Bicycle Travel Awards, which include the City of Farmington, Missouri, Jim Klobuchar (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Bike Newport (Newport, Oregon), and Chuck Pengilly (Missoula, Montana).
"This was a record year for our awards program. We received a total of 78 nominations, with our Pacesetter Award winner receiving 21 of them," said Amy Corbin, awards committee chair. "Our awards are an opportunity to recognize some of the amazing people and organizations that make a difference for bicycle touring, and cycling in general. These folks do so much to make America a better, friendlier, and more connected country."
The recipient of the 2010 Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award is Bike Newport in Newport, Oregon, for the incredible services and amenities that they offer bicycle tourists on the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route. Bike Newport has built an impressive facility designed to accommodate touring cyclists, featuring a cyclists' lounge that offers comfortable furniture, cable TV, Internet access, free coffee, laundry facilities, and a fully stocked shower. In the summer of 2010, over 600 visiting cyclists signed their guestbook.
Bike Newport not only meets the needs of touring cyclists, they are also part of the local activist network and have attended the National and Oregon bike summits to help promote cycling nationwide and locally. Bike Newport also puts on some of the best-supported event rides on the Oregon Coast. Every October they host the largest Breast Cancer Awareness Ride in the State of Oregon, which raises funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and attracts local cyclists as well as riders from all over the state.
"Elliott and Daniella Crowder [owners of Bike Newport] have brought a resurgence of cycling to the Lincoln County area that has been unmatched by anyone I've encountered in Oregon," shared one nominator of Bike Newport. Another nominator said, "I've been to a number of shops while touring over the past 26 years and Bike Newport ranks as one of the best."
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