MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer presented its annual BRAINy awards last night during the Bicycle Leadership Conference.
The BRAINys are designed to recognize industry achievement and excellence.
In accepting his award for distinguished service to the industry, Leslie Bohm, founder of Catalyst Communiciation, said, “As industry members, we know when bike paths are built, people come to cherish them so we are the ones who have to lead this campaign. We can’t be waiting for some cavalry to ride in and save our butts. As bike business leaders we are the cavalry in this battle.”
The 2011 BRAINy Award Winners Are:
Distinguished Service Award
Leslie Bohm, president of Catalyst Communication
International Executive of the Year
Steve Fenton, organizer of Taichung Bike Week
Small Company Executive of the Year
Eric Hawkins, president of Park Tool
Individual Advocate of the Year
Chris Fortune, president of Saris Cycling Group
Company Advocate of the Year
Specialized Bicycle Components
Friend of the Industry Award
James Oberstar, former Minnesota congressman