Becoming A Bicycle Friendly Business℠
Bikes are good for businesses and their employees. Through our Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB℠) program, employers are recognized for their efforts to encourage a more welcoming atmosphere for bicycling employees, customers and the community.
Since the launch of the Bicycle Friendly Business program in 2008:
businesses have applied
BFBs have been certified (as of Sept. 2022)
employees and customers have given feedback on applicant businesses
- overview of the bicycle friendly business program »
- WHAT MAKES A BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS? »
- Preview the BFB application »
- See the latest BFB Awards Announcement »
Deserving businesses are recognized at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels and all applicants receive valuable feedback and assistance in becoming more welcoming to bicycling.
Awarded businesses are recognized in a national press release, through the League's social media and on our interactive awards map.
Join hundreds of leading businesses from across the nation that are transforming their communities by creating more bicycle-friendly destinations and workplaces.
Apply to the program and see how bicycling can help your business create more energized, alert, and productive employees, decrease your healthcare costs, attract and retain top talent and draw more customers.
“By receiving the initial recognition, we were able to justify installing lockers and increasing our overall support of cycling in our workplace.” —Chuck Krivanek, Human Resources Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group
“It allowed us to not only tell our customers, but get their feedback on how we can do better. More bike racks and a fix-it station allows our customers and employees to be happy, which has more people visiting us.” —Chris Lennert, VP Operations, Left Hand Brewing Company
“The designation [has given] us more influence in advocating for better bicycling infrastructure and benefits that we can ask from our company, the building managers, and local government. After we had gained our BFB designation, we were able to promote bicycling even more at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast topic.” —Michael Barreyro, Volunteer Bicycle Coordinator, SAP Labs - La Crosse
"Lexmark sales and sustainability team members share with our customers we are a Bicycle Friendly Business and on several occasions we have discovered we have a common bond with our customer because they are also a BFB. We also promote the League of American Bicyclists on our awards page." —Susan Butler, Corporate Social Responsibility Analyst, Lexmark International, Inc.