From a WABA press release (it's the first time I've ever heard of someone being referred to as a "twitter personality."):
On Friday, February 20th, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association hosted an award ceremony to honor the recipients of the 2015 Bicyclists' Choice Awards. These awards, nominated and voted on by the region's bicyclists, celebrate the people and places that make the DC region a great place to ride a bike. The event took place at the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust on 12th NW, and was hosted by Brian McEntee, a bike advice columnist and twitter personality.
A complete list of winners is below.
WABA has given awards in the past, but this event marks the first time award winners have been chosen by a vote. In addition to 15 Bicyclists' Choice Awards, WABA also gave out seven awards to individuals and organizations that furthered WABA's goals in 2014.
The Advocate of the Year for 2014 Winner: Jim Durham, Chair of the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, for his work bringing bike lanes to King Street in Alexandria, and founding Alexandria Spokeswomen.
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, which bring low cost bicycles, service, and education to the community.
The Green Lanes Award Winner: The Montgomery County T&E Committee. The GREEN LANES AWARD highlights WABA's commitment to advocating for safe, protected, on-road facilities. A number of local jurisdictions have installed green lanes, or protected bike lanes, in the past year, but no jurisdiction has come so far so quickly in its understanding of the importance of protected biking infrastructure as Montgomery County.
The Future Trails Award Winner: REI, for their support of and commitment to WABA's Future Trails celebration and regional trails stakeholder summit.
The Access to Justice Award Winner: DC Councilmember David Grosso, for his work to change the District's Contributory Negligence standard for bicyclists and pedestrians.
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 Friendliest 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 UniversityWinner: 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