The Winners of the Washington Area Bicyclists’ Choice Awards!

2015 Washington Area Bicyclists Choice Awards

Note from July 2020: WABA has learned that the recipient of one of these awards, Martin DiCaro, sexually harassed a number of people in our community. Read our statement here.

First, we would like to share the winners of our special WABA Awards, and scroll down for photos from the event:

The Advocate of the Year for 2014

Winner: Jim Durham, Chair of the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Vision Zero Award

Winners: Bruce Deming and Cory Bilton, local attorneys who provided pro-bono legal assistance to WABA’s contributory negligence campaign

The Biking for All Award

Winners: Bayley Vanderpoel of Velocity Co-op and Katie Lupo of Gearin’ Up Bicycles

The Green Lanes Award

Winner: The Montgomery County T&E Committee

The Future Trails Award

Winner: REI

The Access to Justice Award

Winner: DC Councilmember David Grosso

Check out a photo recap of the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards and the Annual Members Meeting below, and then read on for the full list of winners of all awards:

Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted in the 2015 Washington Area Bicyclists’ Choice Awards. Now we would like to recognize and celebrate the winners of the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards:

Best New Bike Infrastructure in the District of Columbia in 2014:
Winner: M Street protected bike lane

Best New Bike Infrastructure in Maryland in 2014:
Winner: MARC train Bike Cars from DC to Baltimore

Best New Bike Infrastructure in Virginia in 2014:
Winner: King Street bike lanes in Alexandria, VA

Bike Friendliest Neighborhood or Business Improvement District
Winner: DowntownDC BID

Bike Friendlies Bar, Restaurant or Coffee Shop
Winner: District Taco, various locations in DC and VA

Bike Friendliest Developer or Property Manger
Winner: Nationals Park

Best Bike Shop
Winner: BicycleSPACE

Bike Friendliest School
Winners (tie): School Without Walls High School, DC and the Washington & Lee High School, Arlington, VA

Bike Friendliest College or University
Winner: University of Maryland at College Park

Best Shop Ride
Winner: BicycleSPACE Hills of Anacostia

Best Use of Biking Data
Winner: Bike Arlington’s Freezing Saddles (

Best Media Coverage of Biking
Winner: Martin DiCaro for WAMU

Best Social Ride
Winner: BicycleSPACE’s 7th Street Social

Biggest Advocacy Win of 2014
Winner: Snow Removal on Arlington County Trails

Best Overall Trail or Bike Lane (anywhere in the region)
Winner: W&OD Trail