Press release - Bike Baton Rouge announce winners of annual Mike Bitton Awards


Baton Rouge, LA

Bike Baton Rouge today announced the recipients of their annual Mike Bitton Awards that recognize community members who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to make Baton Rouge a better place to bike. The Mike Bitton Awards are named after former LSU student Mike Bitton, who became a spokesperson and advocate for bicycle safety and awareness following a hit and run crash on River Road that left Mike with life threatening injuries.
Award recipients will include David Cano of Iron Works Design LLC, who will be awarded the Bike Friendly Business Award for his work with manufacturing and installing Bike Racks in Baton Rouge; Gilles Morin, of the City of Baton Rouge Planning Commission who will receive the Bike Friendly Ambassador Award for his long term support of bicycling projects in Baton Rouge; Juan Cruz, of Cultural Dynamics, who will receive the Bike Friendly Professional Award for his work in supporting bicycling and walking projects amongst minorities and underrepresented communities, particularly with the Gardere Project; and finally Beaux Jones, former president of Bike Baton Rouge, who will be awarded the Mike Bitton Award for his services to Bike Baton Rouge as well as bicycling and walking in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and beyond.
Kellen Gilbert, Bike Baton Rouge board member and organizer of the Awards ceremony said “We think it is important to recognize and celebrate the individuals and businesses who are dedicated to making Baton Rouge a better and safer community for all who people who ride bicycles, who walk and who run. The ceremony will honor those who go above and beyond for all of us.”
The award ceremony will take place at 7pm on Wednesday April 27th at the the Firehouse Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge (427 Laurel Street). Bike Baton Rouge members, non-members and the general public are invited to join Bike Baton Rouge and our award recipients for some fun, food and festivities.

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Mika Torkkola
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Bike Baton Rouge is a local non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and has been dedicated to making bicycling trips in Baton Rouge safer and more enjoyable since 2006.