Well the paperwork got turned in, our application accepted, and we are proud to announce that Pedal Chic is now a certified League of American Bicyclists recognized Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB)!
This means joining a cutting-edge group of more than 950 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
“Visionary business leaders are recognizing the real-time and long term impact that a culture of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of businesses for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their employees.”
Learn more about the League’s Bicycle Friendly Business program at bikeleague.org/business.
Ok, that's the generic press release. But this award is just the start of something BIG. At Pedal Chic, we believe in the transformative power of bicycles. We have seen right here in Greenville that getting out of a four wheeled rut and onto two not only increases health and happiness, but creates community and truly changes lives.
So, we have our sights set on Platinum Level. This year we will be brainstorming ways to grow bicycling awareness, confidence, and infrastructure (hint: we're not just talking about Greenville!).
We also want to challenge YOU to take part in this initiative however you can:
- Make sure your place of business, university, city planners, and community leaders know about the Bicycle Friendly America program, and encourage them to apply online.
- Contact the League of American Bicyclists for free information packets to use in promoting and spreading the word about the program.
- Become a member of the League of American Bicyclists. They exist to make biking fun, smarter and safer for everyone, so it's a wonderful organization to be a part of.