Bruce Timmermans was a long-time cycling educator and advocate. He was an active member of the Ottawa Bicycle Club and a founding member of Citizens for Safe Cycling. He worked tirelessly to promote cycling and safety for cyclists. In his honour, the City created cycling awards that bear his name. They have been presented to local cycling advocates since 1999 in either the individual or organization category.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Bruce Timmermans Cycling Awards. If you know a cycling activist or group that has made a significant contribution to cycling in Ottawa, you are invited to submit a nomination online at ottawa.ca/bta by January 15. Alternatively, you can request a paper copy of the nomination form by emailing Kathleen.Wilker@ottawa.ca or calling 613-580-2424 extension 42014.
The individual award is presented to an exemplary Ottawa resident who proactively and publicly promotes the benefits of cycling as a principal mode of transportation. This may include, but is not limited to, leading by example, advocating for cycling and supportive facilities, teaching cycling skills and encouraging others to start cycling.
The organizational award recognizes the exemplary contributions or investments of a business, organization, government or other entity that promotes the benefits of cycling as a principal mode of transportation. This may include, but is not limited to, leading by example, advocating for or providing cycling and supportive facilities, and encouraging employees or clients to start cycling.
A selection committee reviews all nominations, but reserves the right not to issue an annual award if a suitable candidate is not found.