8th Annual HUB Bike Awards a Virtual Success!

February 25, 2021

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, have shone through in countless ways. 

On February 22nd, HUB Cycling’s Bike Awards returned for its eighth year to celebrate the organizations and individuals that are making biking better across Metro Vancouver. Hosted virtually over HUB Cycling’s Facebook Live, the event was free for everyone to join. More than 115 people came together virtually and streamed the awards show live!

Miss the event? The event can still be watched back at anytime on Facebook here, and has had over 700 views since its release.

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

  • bike education incentives for employees, 
  • on-site bike amenities,
  • commitment to bike-related research,
  • media and advocacy initiatives, 
  • #UnGapTheMap infrastructure improvements, and 
  • event participation in Bike to Work Week, Bike to School Week, and Bike to Shop 

This year, HUB Cycling also introduced the People’s Choice Award category to give people an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations that have been spearheading improvements in their community. More than 100 people nominated bike shops, organizations, and individuals in their community who went above and beyond to make cycling safer and better.


Left: HUB Cycling's Executive Director, Erin O'Melinn opens the awads show. Right: Elder Ruth Mary Adams from the Tsawwassen First Nation performs a welcoming ceremony.


Complete List of Award Winners


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)


We would like to thank our incredible sponsors and supporters for making this event possible: TransLink, Downtown Vancouver BIA, Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic, Urban Racks, Lafarge Canada, The Georgia Straight, Fairware, The Great Blue Heron Way, CLIF, Central City Brewing, Rad Power Bikes, Ryders Eyewear, and Bullfrog Power.


Thank you to everyone who tuned in live and made the event a success! If you missed the event or are ready to watch it all over again, you can watch it back on Facebook here (1 hr. 15 min. runtime).