The President of the club may choose to recognize club members who have made major contributions to the club or have other significant accomplishments. The reason for the award may differ from year-to-year and/or recipient-to-recipient.
- Bill Sherwin—For adding a whole new dimension to the club by creating a training program for club members and creating a safety program to promote safe riding, and give assistance to members who have crashed.
- Randall Braun—For exceptional leadership as the Sequoia Chair and promoting positive community relations (Sequoia Co-char 2016, Chair 2017, and Chair 2018)
- Mindy Steiner—For exceptional service to our club as a Ride Leader, Club President, and Ride Chair
- Judy DeFranco—For serving as the Sequoia Chair for six years, President for two years, and for other contributions to Western Wheelers
- Guy Shuman—For his work as LDT Ride Coordinator, for organizing and leading more than 45 rides in 2015, for always welcoming new members, and for all that he has done for the club and its members
Mindy called this inaugural category the President’s Hero award. The 2 members honored were:
- Jani Richards—For her perseverance and successful solo completion of the Cazadero LDT ride, which was the longest and most difficult ride which she, a B rider, had ever attempted.
- Midori—For her meteoric one year rise from a beginner rider to a competent C rider, a 100-mile Sequoia finisher, and a B-ride leader.