Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Bike Bakersfield and Bike Arvin with a Gold Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, joining over 1,000 visionary businesses across the country that have received the award.
With the announcement of 114 new and renewing BFBs today, Bike Bakersfield and Bike Arvin joins a cutting-edge group of 1,200 current Bicycle Friendly Businesses, made up of local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC, that are transforming the American workplace.
“As we celebrate National Bike Month and the tenth year of the Bicycle Friendly Business program, the League of American Bicyclists is honored to recognize our latest new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses. These companies and organizations are making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud these businesses, including Bike Bakersfield, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”
Bike Bakersfield and Bike Arvin has seen first hand how our community loves to ride and enjoy the beauty that Kern County has to offer. Both businesses encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as the Recycle-A-Bike program, and incentives such as the Local Bike Challenge with prizes from local businesses.
“Riding bikes not only provides individuals with a new method of transportation, but it also is fun, healthy and encourages safety in our communities, roads and heightened awareness for our drivers,” said Natalie Barrett, Bike Bakersfield staff member.
Moving forward, Bike Bakersfield and Bike Arvin will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When our employees bike, great things happen: we enjoy the outdoors, decrease our carbon footprint, have reduced healthcare costs, feel more connected to our community and have a fun and healthy work culture.