EBBC: Nomination Deadline for 4th Annual Bike-Friendly Business Awards

From East Bay Bicycle Coalition:

Nominations Open for the 4th Annual Bike-Friendly Business Awards

Submitted by Cynthia Armour on February 23, 2013 – 7:32am

Every year, the EBBC recognizes three businesses that stand out for their commitment as a business or an employer to promoting bicycling. In 2012, Sunpower, Sungevity and Arbor Cafe were recognized for their efforts to not only accommodate but go above and beyond in welcoming and encouraging bicycles in their midst.

Does your employer offer commuter benefits for bicyclists? Do you have a secure place to store your bike during the day? Are you colleagues encouraged to bike to work through a variety of incentives? We want to know!

Help us nominate the East Bay’s most bike-friendly businesses by filling out this form before March 20.

Take a look at the EBBC’s past Bike-Friendly Business Award winners, including Actual Cafe, Clif Bar, and Alta Planning and Design.
2012 winners
2011 winners
2010 winners

Each winning company will receive an award certificate from the East Bay Bicycle Coalition recognizing their company as an official “bicycle-friendly business,” great prizes, and recognition at the Bay Area’s largest Bike Happy Hour Party on May 9, 2013.

Why bikes and business work together
More and more businesses are realizing that bicycling directly benefits their bottom line:

  • Employers benefit from employees showing up to work energized and productive;
  • Retail businesses benefit because customers who bicycle shop more often and always find a place to lock their bikes nearby;
  • And companies benefit because the growing workforce of younger workers are choosing to get around by bike and companies know this and seek locations where their staff have easy access to bike lanes and public transit.

Want to know more about bike-friendly businesses, and how to become one? Start here.

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