Roswell Bicycles Named a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists
Georgia’s Largest Bicycle Retailer Earns Gold
January 15, 2020 — Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Roswell Bicycles with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside 1,366 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.
By kicking off the New Year alongside 153 new and renewing BFBs, Roswell Bicycles joins local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC, in a commitment to transform American workplaces to be more welcoming to customers and employees who bike.
“When places make it easier for people to choose to bike, they are building safer, stronger, and better connected communities. The League of American Bicyclists is thrilled when organizations like Roswell Bicycles join us in this movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America. When more people are biking to work or shop, life is better for everyone,” says Executive Director Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists.
Roswell Bicycles was instrumental in helping Roswell, GA obtain the first Bicycle Friendly Community designation in Georgia by the League. Being bicycle friendly means having a committed focus on being a meaningful part of the community and ensuring that residents have the opportunity for both a safe and fun cycling experience. Roswell Bicycles encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as secure bicycle parking and bathroom facilities as well as incentives such as flexible scheduling to work around the local traffic patterns for their employees that commute to work on their bicycles.
“We’ve understood for over 30 years that we could not be successful without living and breathing the sport and business of cycling. Being community driven has been a huge priority for us, and we understand the importance of giving back to our community and nurturing our local ridership. We can’t say Thank You enough to our loyal customer base for giving us the opportunity to serve our marketplace,” says Todd Kaib, owner of Roswell Bicycles.
Moving forward, Roswell Bicycles will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. Kaib also noted, “We got into this business because of our love of bicycles, having the opportunity to be environmentally friendly, to be connected to our community, and to offer a fun and healthy work culture. We’ve found when employees and others bike, great things happen.”
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, 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 leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at www.bikeleague.org
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