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Wheel of Achievement Awards


For over 14 years, Bike/Walk Central Florida (BWCF) has been on a mission to transform Central Florida into a premier walkable, bikeable, and rollable community. We are the go-to resource and apex of the largest local network of urban planners and developers, educators, engineering firms, and advocacy groups, with deep expertise in making real impact towards safer streets and roadways for all. 

The Wheel of Achievement Awards recognizes exemplary projects and advocacy efforts that truly go beyond the minimum and have demonstrated real impact in support of those who walk, bike, and roll throughout our communities.


Dan Burden is a pioneering advocate for sustainable transportation, recognized for his transformative work at the Florida Department of Transportation in the 1980s. His vision and leadership played a key role in shaping Florida’s urban design policies, making it a trailblazer in incorporating complete streets concepts. As the nation’s first full-time Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator, Dan’s commitment to change continues to inspire communities at all levels. From motivational speeches to consulting on impactful projects, his dedication to creating walkable, bike-friendly communities remains unwavering.



  • Applications Open: March 4, 2024
  • Application Deadline: April 26, 2024 * NOMINATIONS CLOSED*
  • RSVP Deadline to Attend the Awards: June 10, 2024 *REGISTRATION EXTENDED*
  • Winners Announced & Awards Event: June 13, 2024
Categories and winners are determined by the BWCF Technical Advisory Committee, a collective of experienced and knowledgeable individuals who provide valuable guidance and insight into the planning, design, and implementation of active transportation infrastructure.

Bike/Walk Central Florida Special Achievement Award

Outstanding Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Project or Effort: Small-Scale

Outstanding Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Project or Effort: Large-Scale

Outstanding Bike/Ped Advocacy: Organization

Outstanding Bike/Ped Advocacy: Champion

Emphasis is placed on impact within the following BWCF Key Priorities:

  • Policy: Advocacy, education, and support of policies reducing serious and fatal bicycle and pedestrian collisions. 
  • Perception: Normalizing walking, biking, and rolling and fostering a culture of courtesy amongst road users. 
  • Practice: Encouraging people of all ages and abilities to walk, bike, and roll. 
  • Sustainability: Long-term program sustainability to ensure lasting positive impacts for the community.

    Have you or your organization implemented a project or effort in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, and/or Brevard County in the last five years? This is your chance to showcase your achievements and inspire others to follow in your footsteps. Here’s why you should apply: 

    RECOGNITION Receive well-deserved recognition for your hard work and dedication to improving safety for those who walk and roll. Let the community know about your contributions and your positive impact.
    VALIDATION Winning a Wheel of Achievement Award is more than just an award – it’s a validation of your efforts and a testament to your commitment to creating safer streets for everyone. Use this recognition to bolster your credibility and influence future initiatives. 
    NETWORKING Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations who share your passion for active transportation. Forge valuable connections that can lead to collaborations and partnerships in the future.
    VISIBILITY Showcase your project or advocacy efforts to a wider audience. Gain exposure for your work and amplify your message to inspire others to join the movement for safer streets.
    OPPORTUNITY Winning an award can open doors to new opportunities. Use your achievement to leverage support for future projects, secure funding, or attract potential partners and sponsors.

    Whether you’re a grassroots advocate, a dedicated volunteer, or a professional organization, there’s a category for you. Don’t miss this chance to be recognized for your outstanding contributions to the community! 

    Thursday, June 13, 2024

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Breakfast included)

    Center for Health and Wellbeing in Winter Park, FL


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