Third Business in New Hampshire to Earn Designation
KEENE, NH – The League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling and advocacy organization of nearly 20,000 members, has recognized Monadnock Food Co-op with a prestigious bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) certification.
With the announcement of 82 new and renewing BFBs across the country, the co-op joins a growing list of 1,314 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies leading the way to transform transportation, health, and wellness for the betterment of U.S. workers and local communities.
“Business owners and employers across the country are looking for simple, straightforward ways to build their companies, do right by their workers and customers, and contribute positively to their local communities,” says Executive Director Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists. “Boosting participation in bicycling achieves all of that and more, and BFBs such as the Monadnock Food Co-op are wonderful models of that success. We congratulate this latest class of business leaders for recognizing that one of the oldest and easiest forms of transportation still generates significant economic and societal rewards today.”
BFB requirements include incentives, programming, and amenities proven to enable and inspire more people to ride bikes. Among those offered by the co-op are secure bicycling parking for both employees and customers right off the Cheshire Bicycle Trail and incentives to individuals who travel to the co-op by bike. Staff members also serve on the steering committee for the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation, a coalition of organizational and individual members working to implement sustainable transportation solutions in the Monadnock region.
“We’re committed to becoming a stronger proponent of bicycling in our community,” said Michael Faber, Monadnock Food Co-op General Manager. “This designation affirms that commitment. Bicycling helps create a culture of wellness with our staff and contributes to our triple-bottom line goals.”
The Monadnock Food Co-op and other businesses have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM, including the Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFCSM), Bicycle Friendly StateSM (BFSSM), Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM(BFBSM), and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM (BFUSM) programs, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists has been leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone since its founding in 1880. It advances its work by actively listening to and learning from diverse stakeholders, defining standards, sharing best practices, and engaging communities in practical solution-building. Through its nearly 20,000 individual members, the League helps build a powerful, unified voice for change.