Halifax Bike Awards 2019

Each year the Halifax Cycling Coalition reaches out to the community to generate nominees for the Halifax Bike Awards. We gather input on who should be dubbed Halifax’s best bike mechanic, Halifax’s Bike Hero, and many other categories through an online survey. The winners are listed below and were selected based on who got the most votes in the online survey!

We were proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Bike Awards on Monday, February 10th at Good Robot Brewing during the HCC’s 12 Birthday Party celebration.


Favorite Bike Shop

NOMINEES
The Bike Pedaler
Long Alley Bikes
Gaint Bikes
Velolab
Sportswheels
MEC
The Bike & Bean
Velofix
Dal Bike Centre
Bike Again

WINNER
Cyclesmith

Bike Mechanic of the Year

NOMINEES
Ashleigh Myles
Brent Homer
Chris Moulstone
Dan Harrington
Dwayne White
Francis Bacchus
Glenn
Jenna Molenaar
Jon Wedlock
Rob Klue
Roger Nelson
Sean Kelly
Shawn Marshall

WINNER
Marc Rickard

Bike Hero of the Year

NOMINEES
Jessie Harlow
John Kyle
Ash Boer
Jillian Banfield
Chuck
Roger Nelson

WINNER
Kimberley Watson

Bike Commuter of the Year

NOMINEES
Kimberley Watson
John Kyle
Dylan Lewis
Roger Nelson
Jillian Banfield
John Hilder
All winter riders

WINNER
Jessie Harlow

Bike Volunteer of the Year

NOMINEES
Dal Bike Centre Folks
Ella Dodson
John Dicks
Roger Nelson
Bob White
Russ Deveau
Lorenzo
Josue Duff
Jason Kelson
Jillian Banfield
Manaf Mansour
Jenna Molenaar
Jeremy Gallant

WINNER
Bike Again Folks


Award Recipients Representing HRM

Favorite Bike-Friendly School in HRM

NOMINEES
Duc Danville
Hawthorne Elementary
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax Independent School
Citadel High School

WINNER
Dalhousie University

Favorite Bike-Friendly Politician

NOMINEES
Waye Mason
Lindell Smith
Shawn Cleary
Tony Mancini
Gary Burrill
Claudia Chander
Ian Rankin
Barbara Adams
Tony Ince
Susan Leblanc
Lena Diab
Brendan Maguire
Lisa Roberts
Andy Fillmore
Jeff Regan
Darren Fisher

WINNER
Sam Austin

Favorite Bike-Friendly Business

NOMINEES
Good Robot
Coffeeology Espresso Co.
Glitterbean Cafe
Cafe Good Luck
Ikea
NSLC
Sobeys on Windsor Street
Scotia Square Mall
Seaport Market
Dalhousie University

WINNER
Java Blend

Favorite Bike Infrastructure Improvement of 2019

NOMINEES
Improved bike parking around HRM
MacIntosh Run Trail
Fight Trail
Bisset Road Trail

WINNER
South Park Street Bike Lane