Sought for 2019 NoBell Award
are now being accepted for the 2019 NoBell Award. This is perhaps the
highest honor that the Springfield Bicycle Club bestows each year: to
recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to
bicycling in the Springfield area.The origin of the award’s
name is somewhat murky, but presumably involves the prestige of the
international Alfred Nobel Prize and the more specific bicycling
reference to a Bell helmet, one of the first truly effective cycling
helmets. While there are no formal requirements for being nominated
for this prestigious award, the award committee takes into account
the length of time the nominee has been involved in bicycling and the
contributions he/she has made within the local cycling community.
Past award recipients have been recognized for going above and beyond
normal levels of support and enthusiasm for bicycling. They have
worked tirelessly to promote bicycling, contribute much to the club,
and are admired and respected by their peers.
for this year’s award should be submitted to one of the members
of the 2019 NoBell Selection Committee, which comprises former NoBell
recipients.The members of the committee are: Jim Hajek <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Harv Koplo <email@example.com>,
Alan Whitaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Michael Higgins, and Ted Sunder <email@example.com>. You can make your
nominations in person, by email, or phone but the nominations should
be received not later than December
24th . To assist the NoBell
Selection Committee in its task of reviewing nominations for 2019 it
is recommended that you submit a brief narrative supporting your
nomination, although this is not a requirement. The committee will do
some research on its own before arriving at a winner for this year.
Little-known information about a nominee is always appreciated and
makes for a more informative and entertaining formal announcement of
–John & Marcy Werthwein
1998 –Dave Lucas
–Lance & Lisa Kidd
–The Elston Family
give this some careful thought and get your nominations in to a
committee member by Dec. 24th .
Your support and input are greatly appreciated.
–The NoBell Selection Committee.