10 March 2011

BicyclingHub.com Awarded Bicycle-Friendly Business Award at National Bike Summit

The League of American Bicyclists announced its latest round of Bicycle-Friendly Businesses yesterday, March 9th, at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. BicyclingHub.com was proud to be recognized amongst the 55 newly inducted companies across the nation who have demonstrated that being bicycle-friendly is good for business.

"As an international retailer in the bicycling industry, our staff lives, eats, sleeps and breathes bicycling," states Douglas Duguay, owner and Sales Manager of BicyclingHub.com.


In the workplace, we aim to create an environment that encourages and fosters cycling as both a mode of transportation and a way of life. Be it encouraging a 100% staff bicycle commuter rate year-round, installing bike racks at our new office space for adequate bike parking, hosting group staff rides during the summer as 'team-building exercises,' participating in charity fundraisers such as Portland Tour de Cure and Park-to-Park Montana, or sponsoring community-building events such as Pedal Nation films, these investments have yielded excellent returns."



Photo, left: Head Content Developer Jennifer Clunie, left, receives the Bicycing Friendy Business Award from Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists, right. In addition, the first-ever Bicycle Friendly University designations were announced, with 20 colleges and universities receiving awards. The program recognizes institutes of higher learning that create exceptional environments where bicycling can thrive and provides a roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for bicycling. While Stanford University earned the only platinum-level this round, we were pleased to see both Portland State University and the University of Oregon also made the list.

"Universities have long served as incubators for developing bike-friendly cultures and practices, and that has a big impact on the expectations that students bring to the workplace and beyond," said Bill Nesper, director of the League's Bicycle Friendly America Program. "With the launch of the Bicycle Friendly Universities program, we're able to highlight the crucial role that academic institutions play in shaping a more bike-friendly future."

The League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly America program has helped communities, businesses, states and now universities improve conditions for bicycling, creating the types of places where people want to live, work and visit. A full list of winners is available here.

Remaining as passionate about cycling as our customers fuels our business and enables BicyclingHub.com to enjoy one of the best customer satisfaction rates for online merchants in the nation. With your help, we look forward to becoming even more bicycle-friendly in the months and years to come.

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