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Bicycle Friendly Redding


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Bicycle Friendly Redding


At Ride Redding, we didn't want to reinvent the wheel, so we partnered with League of American Bicyclists to bring you a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Business Program. Be part of the nearly 1200 nationally recognized bicycle friendly businesses nationwide.

 

The League’s Bicycle Friendly America program provides a roadmap, hands-on assistance and recognition for states, communities, universities and businesses. The BFAprogram is a tool for states, communities, business and universities to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people.

 

A Bicycle Friendly Community, Business, or University welcomes bicyclists by providing safe accommodations for bicycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. A bicycle-friendly place makes bicycling safe, comfortable, and convenient for people of all ages and abilities.

 

THE BFA PROGRAM IS MORE THAN AN ASSESSMENT

  • It’s a study into the DNA making bicycling safe and more comfortable for all people
  • It’s the combined knowledge of hundreds of engineers, government officials and bicycle advocates.
  • It’s a toolkit of projects, policies, programs and plans designed to make biking better.
  • It’s a roadmap for improving conditions for bicycling and the direct assistance to make it happen.

Each year, the League assesses all 50 states. Communities, businesses, and universities are assessed through a voluntary application process. All applicants get customized feedback on their application and access to technical assistance. And if you're not quite there yet, we're here to help you. And once you’ve made the ranks of a Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly Business or Bicycle Friendly University, the BFA program helps you get to the next level.

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Bicycle Friendly Business℠


Bicycle Friendly Business℠


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.

  • See how bicycling can create more energized, alert and productive employees.
  • 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 the Bike League's 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. 

 

AWARD DETERMINATION

PLATINUM BUSINESSES
Usually show excellence across the board. These are the type of businesses that have excellent bike parking, showers, lockers, incentives to get people riding, great bike education programs and events, supportive policies and a strong biking culture seen both internally and externally. 

GOLD BUSINESSES
Do have strong bike cultures as well, but may still be missing something in one of the E’s.

SILVER BUSINESSES
Feel bicycle friendly but might not be reaching the biggest group of people who would like to bike but don’t feel comfortable doing so. Typically there is still a lot of work left to do in 2 or 3 of the Es.

BRONZE BUSINESSES
Do not necessarily feel very welcoming to bicycles. These businesses may only have good bike parking, participate in the annual bike to work day or support an internal bike club. However, important steps are being taken in all Five E’s but particularly in one or two E’s.

Applicants in the Honorable Mention category are just starting to address the needs of cyclists. There are probably a small percentage of employees, often very experienced riders, who are bicycling to work. 

Applicants that do not receive any recognition have yet to address the needs of bicyclists. Every applicant receives a feedback report that will help them on the road to becoming a great Bicycle Friendly Business.

 

DO YOU KNOW A LOCAL BUSINESS THAT SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS A BIKE FRIENDLY?

DO YOU WANT YOUR BUSINESS TO BECOME MORE BIKE FRIENDLY?

CONTACT OUR SPECIALIST & LET'S GET STARTED!

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