Whatever happens, the Bike Motion Awards are a certainty in 2021 too. And the great thing about the awards in 2021 is that we, Racefietsblog, can be a media partner. We don’t decide who will win, we don’t even decide who will be nominated. Because you decide who gets nominated and who might go home with an award.
If you already know enough, go here directly to the Bike Motion Awards 2021
Bike Motion Studio with Laurens ten Dam and Stefan Bolt
On December 17th we will all know who will be holding the awards this year. This will be announced by hosts of Bike Motion, Laurens ten Dam and Stefan Bolt, during the live broadcast of Bike Motion Studio. Before that happens, there will first have to be a list of nominees and you can enter your favorite products for that. By responding, your favorite product will be put on the longlist of nominees. So you can nominate your favorite product, gadget or invention for an award! At the bottom of this article you can see how you can do this.
During the Live broadcast via Youtube on December 17th, three awards will be presented, divided into the following categories:
De Improve performance award: this award is presented to the brand that best improves your performance on the bike with a product. For example, think of an ultra-light handlebar that makes you climb faster, an aerodynamic frame that allows you to gain seconds or a super stiff pair of shoes that allow you to deliver even more power to the pedals. If it improves your performance, it competes for this award!
De Smart Cycling award: this involves looking at smart inventions and products. I am thinking, for example, of a crash sensor in a helmet or a new bicycle computer with which all data is kept. But maybe you have even better examples for the 2021 longlist?!
De Sustainable Industry award: this last category is all about sustainability and safety. It concerns a product that makes cycling more sustainable and/or safer. The first thing that comes to mind is a recyclable inner tube or cycling clothing made from PET bottles. But there are still many products that you are passionate about.
Now we have the three categories and your favorites make up the longlist of nominees. Due to a public voting round, the longlist of nominees will become a shortlist. This means that in addition to nominating, you can also vote for the final shortlist. This will be from December 4 to 10.
With this shortlist, a five-member jury will select a winner per category. This professional jury has been put together by Bike Motion and consists of people who work in the cycling world. They may be working in the cycling world, but they will pass judgment in a personal capacity. Our own Nathalie will form the jury together with Shane Miller (GP Lama), Brian Megens (Fixed Gear Coffee), Keir Plaice (Soigneur) and Rodrick de Munnik (Ride Magazine).
What is your favorite?
Who or what do you think should not be missing from the long list of nominees? Pass it on before December 3 via the Bike Motion website. To make it a little easier for you:
Here you go directly to the right Bike Motion Awards page