Pedal wins neighborhood marketing award

Pedal for Prizes received a very prestigious honor, and you may not have even heard about it!

Ok, we admit.  We think we’re pretty good at organizing cycling events.  But we’re not necessarily good about maintaining our blog.  Facebook, yes.  Blog and Twitter, not so much.

Coincidentally, we neglected to notify our blog readers about a major achievement for the Pedal team.

In November, Pedal for Prizes received one of three 2011 Excellence in Neighborhood Marketing Awards from LiveCLEVELAND!, a nonprofit organization that promotes living and leisure opportunities in Cleveland’s neighborhoods.  The awards are given to initiatives that are considered to showcase and celebrate communities in an exemplary way.

Old Brooklyn News was kind enough to include a blurb about the award, and well as Pedal’s John Young and Jeffrey Sugalski receiving it from LiveCLEVELAND! Executive Director Jeff Kipp at an awards luncheon.  Check out page 6.  The award in currently on display at Old Brooklyn CDC’s new offices for a short stint, then move to Speed Exterminating and Honey Hut.

We should note that our fellow award recipients were the Historic Warehouse District and Cleveland Asian Festival.  Both are awesome and very worthy, and we recommend you check them out sometime.

This is the second time that Pedal was acknowledged for its achievements.  We first were specifically named in a resolution of recognition from Cleveland City Council for Cleveland Bicycle Week in May 2011.

As always, thank you for all of your support, the biggest and most important and valuable honor to us.