2009 Pioneering Women Award winner for the Bike Industry is Georgena Terry of Terry Precision Cycling
Georgena Terry, founder and President of Terry Precision Cycling began in the bike industry as an avid cyclist. Armed with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, she began exploring bicycle frame fabrication, and eventually developed a line of bicycles for women after she discovered the bike industry had ignored this market.
Since founding her company, Georgena has been recognized as a true leader in the industry. In addition to the Pioneering Women Award, Bicycling Magazine named her one of four cycling pioneers in 1996, and in 2002 Outside Magazine named her one of eleven cycling innovators.
In addition to cycling, Georgena has a passion for conservation. Terry has developed a line of conservation products to benefit non-profits such as Audobon New York and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. And Georgena is the proud organizer of 'The Wild Goose Chase," a one-day ride for women held on Marylands's Eastern Shore to benefit Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
Georgena was nominated for the Pioneering Women Award by Megan Tompkins of BRAIN. In her nomination Megan stated, "Georgena founded Terry Bicycles, a pioneer in creating women's product, long before women's specific was a trend. She has been an innovator and inspiration. I can think of no one more deserving of this award than Georgena."