Each year in December, Kalamazoo Bicycle Club (KBC) members are invited to vote for the annual Friend of Bicycling Award recipient from a list of nominees. The 2019 Friend of Bicycling Award went to John Dunlop and the Portage Central Middle School’s Ride for Focus Program, which won by an overwhelming margin.
Through the Ride for Focus Program, Mr. Dunlop, along with the support of other school staff members, has exposed more than 700 students to the sport of cycling. John has also offered bike-handling clinics for parents and staff of the school, many of whom now share a love for bicycling.
KBC’s Friend of Bicycling Award goes to an individual, organization, or other entity who has significantly advanced the interests of bicycling. This year’s award was presented to Mr. Dunlop at an all-school assembly in late January by KBC President Doug Kirk, Vice President Paul Sotherland, along with KBC members Kathy Kirk, Pam Sotherland and Zolton Cohen.
The Kalamazoo Bicycle Club is a non-profit, formed in 1971 to promote bicycling in the region. The club’s activities include cycling safety advocacy, club rides, racing, touring, and development of a bicycle-friendly infrastructure.
Kalamazoo Bicycle Club
PO Box 50527
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49005
Contact: Pam Sotherland, Grants & Awards Committee