BICYCLE INDUSTRY RECOGNIZES SALT SPRING ISLAND LOCAL CYCLING ASSOCIATION ISLAND PATHWAYS AT ANNUAL GATHERING
MONTREAL - The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) at its annual ExpoCycle trade show recognized Local Cycling Association Island Pathways for exemplary work in their community of Salt Spring Island, BC, to advocate safer, accessible cycling, and for helping to build comprehensive bicycle infrastructure for their local ridership.
"Local Cycling Associations perform an essential role in their communities to improve awareness, safety, and the quality of local cycling infrastructure for riders," said Yetman, Executive Director of BTAC. "Island Pathways has been doing amazing things on Salt Spring Island over the years and we're very happy to present them with this award."
The BTAC Primes (awards) are named after a traditional class of cycling prize given for accomplishment within a stage or lap of a race, and are divided into four distinct categories: Independent Bicycle Retailer of the Year, Outstanding Work by a Local Cycling Association, Achievement by a Municipal/Regional Government, and Contribution by a Political Leader.
The award for Outstanding Work by a Local Cycling Association recognizes local cycling associations who have helped to promote cycling and/or bike-safety initiatives, improve infrastructure, and create programs, and who advocate on behalf of cyclists in their communities. Local Cycling Associations play a crucial role in engaging local government and business to improve conditions for all riders.
Jean Cloutier, Treasurer and past President of BTAC, and the VP of Operations and Finance for Outdoor Gear Canada presented the awards, joined by Quebec pro cyclist David Veilleux, who this year was the first ever Quebecer to ride in the Tour de France.
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