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Deschutes County seeks ‘Big Chainring Award’ nominees

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Do you know someone who helps enhance Deschutes County communities by improving bicycling and walking conditions or by encouraging people to commute by walking or riding their bike?

The Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is seeking nominations for the 2020 Big Chainring awards. The award program has recognized businesses, agencies, and individuals who make significant contributions to improving bicycling and walking conditions.

Award categories include:

  • Public Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Individual
  • Special Project
  • Commercial Business
  • Advocacy Group
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • The Peter Hanson Memorial Award*

*The Peter Hansen Memorial Award honors individuals in the community who have provided outstanding voluntary contributions. Peter was a Committee member that lost his battle with cancer in 2005. His volunteer contributions are in many trail-building, environmental and outdoor enthusiast projects throughout our communities. 

Nomination forms can be obtained on the Committee’s website at:

Nominations are due Friday, September 25 at 5 p.m. Please send completed nomination forms to Tanya Saltzman at, or by mail to: 

Deschutes County
P.O. Box 6005
Attn: Tanya Saltzman, Community Development Dept.
Bend, OR 97708-6005

For more information, please visit the BPAC website or call (541) 388 – 6528.

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