A Tsawwassen repair and tune-up shop was among the big winners of the eighth edition of the HUB Cycling Bike Awards, that celebrates organizations and individuals that are making biking better across Metro Vancouver.
Ray’s Cycle Service was named the Best Bike Shop. It was among People Choice Award category winners, that gave cyclists the opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations that have been spearheading improvements in their community. More than 100 people nominated bike shops, organizations, and individuals.
Ray Croin runs his shop out of his home on 1st Avenue and typically serves cyclists from Delta, Richmond and White Rock with a drop-off and pick-up service through his website.
Croin got into the business through his own experience of trying to find a bike mechanic and discovered there were few options in his area with a significant turnaround time. That’s when he rolled up his sleeves and got to work, combining his own bike repair knowledge with his career in the auto service industry.
Metro Vancouver’s cycle lanes and bike shops were busier than ever in 2020. The cycling community’s resilience to change despite the challenges brought by COVID-19, shone through in countless ways.
Other HUB 2021 winners included:
Arno Schortinghuis - Lifetime Achievement Award
The Unsung Heroes of the Cycling Movement
Biggest Leap Award
City of New Westminster
Bike to Shop Champion
Downtown Vancouver BIA
Bike to School Week Awards
Top School with Most Riders: École Jules Quesnel, Vancouver
Top School with Most Trips: Lord Tennyson Elementary, Vancouver
Top First Time School: Inman Elementary, Burnaby
Bike to Work Week Awards
Bike to Work Week Appreciation Award: Vancity
Bike to Work Week Champion: Pay by Phone
Cycling Education Champion
Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure
People’s Choice Award
Best Bike Shop: Ray’s Cycle Service
Best Organization or Business: The Bicycle Valet
Best Individual: Robert Wong
#UnGapTheMap Infrastructure Awards
20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge- 1st Place: City of Burnaby
20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge- 2nd Place: City of Surrey
20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge- 3rd Place: City of Richmond
Infrastructure Improvements Award: Township of Langley & Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Infrastructure Improvements Award: City of North Vancouver
Volunteer Appreciation Awards (Local Committee Advocacy)
Dr. Geraldine Jordan (Langley)
Garey Carlson (New Westminster)
Moreno Zanotto (Burnaby)