The League of American Bicyclists announced 150 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia. The largest group of awardees in the program’s history, this latest round grows the ranks of BFBs to more than 800 businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in 46 states and the District of Columbia.
Some of the 2014 businesses include:
- Eli Lilly Co., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Indianapolis, moved from Bronze to Silver this round, showing its commitment to bicycling by adding a new fleet of bikes for free use by employees.
- Zipcar Boston received a new Bronze-level award this round.
- Alta Bicycle Share, which manages bike share systems throughout North America, is a new Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business.
- Fort Worth Bike Sharing in Texas, which received a Silver-level award.
Those businesses at the top of the list, earning a Platinum certification this year include:
- Bici Centro/Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, Santa Barbara, California – New
- Landry’s Cycles, Natick, Massachusetts – Renewed
- Urban Adverterors, Boston, Massachusetts – Moved up
- Trailnet, St. Louis, Missouri – Moved up
- Bicycle Technologies International, Santa Fe, New Mexico – Moved up
Rotating Mass Media, the parent company that includes Bicycle Times and our sister magazine, Dirt Rag, is proud to be a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business.