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City of Delta and Tsawwassen business among winners of HUB Cycling Awards

Ninth annual awards were presented last week

The City of Delta and a local repair business are among this year’s winners of the ninth annual HUB Cycling Awards.

The recognition is for municipalities, organizations, schools and community volunteers for their contributions to making people of all ages and abilities feel more comfortable and safer on two wheels. HUB Cycling is a charitable not-for-profit organization that has spent more than 20 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental, and economic benefits that active transportation can bring.

The City of Delta received the Biggest Leap Award for its commitment to ensuring Delta elementary students learn road safety, as well as its work developing a Cycling Master Plan for Delta.

For the second straight year, a South Delta-based business has received the People’s Choice Award in the bike shops category. This time the honour went to South Delta Bikes. The mobile repair service was established 22 years ago by Tsawwassen resident David Houston and he now has a team working under him. The 2021 recipient was Ray’s Cycle Service that is based out of Ladner.

Other award winners included Minister of State for Infrastructure Bowinn Ma, who received the Arno Schortinghuis Lifetime Achievement Award for her leadership in ensuring active transportation is at the forefront of major infrastructure improvements, such as the upgrades to the Massey Tunnel and the Pattullo Bridge.

Award winners were selected based on their effort and investment in the following areas:

  • commitment to cycling education, 
  • buildings with bike-friendly amenities,
  • commitment to bike-related research,
  • event and advocacy initiatives, 
  • cycling infrastructure improvements, and 
  • event participation in Go by Bike Week, Bike to School Week, and Bike to Shop 

“It’s only with our entire community coming together that cycling is becoming safer and more accessible to everyone. Whether you’re a young student biking to school or a senior biking to the grocery store for milk, cycling is an option for you. We’re so thankful for the work of individuals and organizations in building a safe and connected active transportation network,” said Kate Shen, HUB Cycling’s Event Manager.

Twelve elected officials from across the region presented at the Bike Awards including Delta South MLA Ian Paton.