For every trail mile, bike lane, bike rack & repair station; and for every increase in funding for active transportation, and new person getting out and riding their bike, there is a person, organization, agency or business that has been doing the hard work of making the Dallas-Fort Worth region a better place to walk and bike.
We are incredibly excited to have a chance to recognize those who encourage, champion, and inspire us with their commitment to, and are making significant contributions to bicycling and active transportation in DFW. We hope you will join us for our inaugural year of The BikeDFW UPSHIFT Awards!!
The BikeDFW UPSHIFT Awards are community-driven awards!! We are asking you, our community members to nominate AND vote for the people, organizations, agencies and businesses that encourage and inspire you as riders and supporters of the Dallas-Fort Worth riding community.
We are accepting nominations HERE for people, organizations & businesses within our coverage area (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin & Denton Counties) between August 2nd and August 12th for the following awards:
Heart & Soul Award - Honors an individual or group creating inclusive opportunities to learn, build community, and create a diverse and equitable cycling community.
Vision Zero Award - Recognizes a person in the public sector, either elected or unelected, who promotes and enables increased adoption and support for cycling, as well as improved safety and convenience for bicyclists.
Mobility Champion of the Year - Celebrates a person or organization that has been a tireless advocate for cycling and all modes of transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
Educator of the Year - Honors an individual or group that has given their time and energies to educate the community on safe cycling in an impactful way.
Trail Champion of the Year - Thanks a generous individual or group that has made the use of trails easier or possible in some significant way.
Bike Club/Group of the Year - Recognizes a club or group that has inspired, supported and encouraged all kinds of people to ride their bikes, and contributes to the community in meaningful ways.
Bike Shop of the Year - Recognizes a local bike shop that goes above and beyond to encourage, support and promote bicycling in the region.
Bike Friendly Business of the Year - Celebrates the local company that makes it their business to embrace our Dallas-Fort Worth rider community with exceptional bike-friendly practices.
The Heart & Soul Award will be voted on and decided by the Board of BikeDFW, and all of the others will be voted on by the community from August 13th to the 22nd, so watch for your opportunity to vote on the nominees!!
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More than ever before, there is a collective movement towards making cities more walk-able and bike-able, and NOW is the time to get involved!! Join us this #BikeMonth as we advocate for more and safer cycling for ALL!!
Help BikeDFW Have an Impact
Check out our Bonfire Store and get your next t-shirt, hoodie and more!! The funds raised will go towards BikeDFW's Community Initiatives:
> Education - to increase the accessibility of classes we provide in our community.
> Bike Amenities - to develop our cost-share program that will allow local businesses to increase bike rack availability, cost-effectively, and provide Fixit Stations to underserved areas of the region.
> Our "Light It Up" Program - designed to allow us to purchase and distribute bike light sets to our friends in the community who can then distribute them to those in need.
>Community Micro-grant program - to increase opportunities for bike/mobility related development by communities and small nonprofits across the region.