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Showing Shops that Women Mean Business

By bikeleague | June 12, 2014

Today is the deadline for the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Business applications and already nearly 700 companies have been designated by the League. Many of those — more than 150 — are bike shops. Inspired by the the League’s Women on a Roll report, a group of female riders in Alexandria, Va., mobilized last month to show their local shops the importance of being women-friendly, as well.

8 Duluth Businesses now BFBs

By bikeleague | April 29, 2014

Eighty new and renewing businesses were designated as Bicycle Friendly Businesses in this round of the League’s program — with 10% of awards going to just one community! At the westernmost tip of Lake Superior, eight businesses in Duluth, Minn., were awarded a Bicycle Friendly Business designation by the League. These businesses are the first, hopefully of many, to receive the award in Duluth.

Bike Friendly Firsts in Alabama

By bikeleague | April 29, 2014

This post comes to us from Lauren Giddens, of Infirmary Health, which recently became the very first Bicycle Friendly Business in Alabama. Read more about the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Business awardees here. With Alabama ranking as one of the most obese states in the country, Infirmary Health strives to make a difference in the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Bicycling Means Business in Pittsburgh

By bikeleague | April 28, 2014

In 2009 BikePGH saw that the demand for bike friendly workplaces was high. Productive employees wanted to ride bikes to work, and employers wanted to retain those employees. The organization had heard the scenario time after time, yet, there were no experts on how to bring biking’s benefits to Pittsburgh employers. Seeing an opportunity to fill the void, BikePGH began the Bike Friendly Employer program; packaging bike friendliness into a product that employers can use to meet their individual goals and receive recognition for their efforts.

Charting a Path in Santa Monica

By bikeleague | April 25, 2014

Bicycling is good for Santa Monica, and Santa Monica businesses. The League’s Bicycle Friendly Business program helps coordinate and focus partnerships to get more people riding instead of driving. Partnerships, programs and encouragement are essential to our success.

Santa Monica Partnership Boosts Biking

By bikeleague | April 23, 2014

Our partnership with the City of Santa Monica demonstrates how public and private sectors can successfully work together to create a thriving bike culture. An essential part of our BFB strategy has been developing collaborative relationships with local municipalities. A primary benefit of this collaboration has been the ability to combine resources and strengthen the overall cycling fabric of Santa Monica.

Bike Friendly Firsts in South Dakota

By bikeleague | April 22, 2014

This post comes to us from Chad Pickard, the owner of bike shop Spoke-N-Sport, which today became the very first Bicycle Friendly Business in South Dakota. Read more about the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Business awardees here. When I bough Spoke-N-Sport 13 years ago I didn’t really know what I was doing. Buy low, sell high was about all the business instruction I had. I did know how to bike and I did know what cyclists needed.

Business Innovators Invest in Bicycling

By bikeleague | April 22, 2014

Top business innovators, ranging from retail to tech, have invested in bicycling as a way to boost morale, increase energy efficiency and encourage healthy living — and they’re reaping the benefits of being a Bicycle Friendly Business. Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced 80 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) in 29 states and Washington, D.C. These new awardees join a trendsetting group of almost 700 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 100 companies in 46 states and D.C. that are transforming the American workplace.

New League Staff: Amelia Neptune

By bikeleague | December 6, 2013

Yesterday we welcomed Steve Clark to staff, and today we are introducing Amelia Neptune, our new Bicycle Friendly America Program Specialist. We’re excited to welcome Amelia to staff! She’ll be managing the Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University programs.

Federal Agencies Becoming Bike Friendly

By bikeleague | November 7, 2013

Despite the recent government shutdown, federal workers in the nation’s capital are pedaling through the gridlock toward a healthier and more vibrant future. Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced 91 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) from across the country, extending the program to 43 states and Washington, D.C. These new awardees join a trendsetting group of more than 600 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.