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July 31, 2006
City invites submissions for the 2006 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards
Nominations for the City of Toronto’s 2006 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards (BFBA) are now open. These awards are given out annually to businesses and organizations in Toronto that support and encourage cycling. Businesses that promote cycling help the City to achieve its Toronto Bike Plan’s goal - to double the number of bicycle trips made in the city by 2011.

The City of Toronto’s Cycling Ambassadors will deliver hundreds of BFBA nomination forms to bicycle shops and community centres across the city by cargo bicycle this week. The deadline to submit a nomination for this year’s Bicycle Friendly Business Awards is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2006.

The judges for the 2006 Awards are:
  • City Councillors Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, Jane Pitfield, Kyle Rae, Sylvia Watson, and Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone
  • Michael Barry, Discovery Channel Professional Cycling Team
  • Avril Benoit, CBC Radio
  • Sally McKay, Toronto artist, writer, curator and co-founder of LOLA Magazine
  • Dave Meslin, Founder of the Toronto Public Space Committee
  • Dr. Andre Sorensen, Assistant Professor of Urban Geography, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Alan Walks, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto
  • George Bartlett, Director of Prosecutions, Legal Services Division, City of Toronto

Ticketmaster is this year’s lead sponsor and Dufflet Pastries and Live Metal Works are in-kind sponsors.

For more information about the Bicycle Friendly Business Awards or to apply online, visit

Media contacts:

Stacy Douglas
Community Cycling Organizer

Pauline Craig
Cycling and Transit Project Organizer



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