Eric Iwersen named Tempe’s 2011 Bike Hero

Eric Iwersen will be presented with the 2011 Tempe Bike Hero Award at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Tempe City Hall Council Chambers, 31 E. Fifth Street.

The Tempe Bike Hero Award recognizes individuals and organizations who aid in increasing awareness of bicycling and promote bicycling as a viable mode of transportation. The Tempe Transportation Commission received several competitive nominations and selected Eric Iwersen as the recipient on Jan. 11.

Eric Iwersen was nominated for his commitment and dedication to bicycling. His efforts include the organization of bicycle related events, advocacy for bicycle-friendly roads, membership on the Tempe Bicycle Action Group Board and securing federal grant monies for bicycle related projects at the city of Tempe.

“It’s an honor to receive the Tempe Bike Hero Award” said Eric Iwersen. “Tempe has a long history of supporting bicycling by helping to create a sustainable, creative, and vibrant Tempe. I’m glad to be a part of that.”

Past Bike Hero Award winners include:
• 2010 – Bicycle Cellar
• 2009 – Sue Fassett
• 2008 – Tempe Bicycle Action Group

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