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Dave Krentz – “The Bike Guy” wins Phil Green Recognition Award

Jun 19, 2013

Whether it's winter or summer, Dave Krentz can be seen peddling his mountain bike around Mississauga. Krentz, whose passion for cycling is well known, received the 2012 Phil Green Recognition Award during today’s City Council meeting.

The Phil Green Recognition Award is presented annually by the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) to a person or persons who have demonstrated exemplary effort to the cause of promoting or furthering cycling or other forms of sustainable transportation in the City of Mississauga.

"Dave Krentz is an active advocate for cycling in Mississauga and his enthusiasm for cycling is recognized locally and beyond the City's borders as he continually promotes "green" modes of travel," said Jeff Wachman, chair of the MCAC.

Krentz is a 30-year cycling enthusiast whose interest began in the mid '80s, as a member of the Mississauga Cycling Club. Today, he's affectionately known as "the bike guy" in the Port Credit area where he rides his bike to the coffee shop, grocery store and the dry cleaner. Krentz is a frequent contributor during transportation-related public consultation in Mississauga and the surrounding region. He is also a consultant who supports small businesses in promoting cycling to their employees.

"We are honoured to have supportive citizens like Dave Krentz who continually push forward the City’s initiatives to increase cycling as an alternative transportation mode," said Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, manager of the Cycling Office.

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Check out the 2012 progress report on the Cycling Master Plan that was received at Council today.

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