Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business
Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2012 -With Earth Day just around the corner, the League of American Bicyclists has recognized Michaels Engineering as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). With the announcement of 67 new BFBs today, Michaels joins a visionary group of more than 400 businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
“Michaels Engineering is at the forefront of a movement to make American businesses more competitive, sustainable and attractive to the best and brightest employees,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “An investment in bicycling enhances employee health, increases sustainability and improves the bottom line.”
Bicycle-friendly businesses improve the workplace and contribute to the community and improve their overall earnings. Being a bike friendly business means that Michaels encourages employees to include healthy activity in their daily routines. Even on the busiest days, a bike commuter still gets a dose of exercise. Bike riders also reduce congestion during rush hour, and have a minimal impact on roads. Michaels Engineering encourages bicycling and provides amenities such as a bike rack in a covered and locked location, a shower and changing room, and a maintenance station for employees to use to keep their bikes in good condition.
“Biking to work is the perfect way to combine exercise, transport, and a bit of unwind-time into one activity,” said Chris Pinkowski, a Mechanical Engineer at Michaels Engineering. “I can bike right up to the office door and park in the building. No parking fees. No parking tickets. A speedy glide through morning traffic. No fuel costs. And at the distance I bike, I’m sure that I could not drive any faster.”
Moving forward, Michaels Engineering will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When our employees bike, great things happen.
To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at bikeleague.org/businesses.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by program partners Bikes Belong and Trek Bicycle’s One World, Two WheelsCampaign. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/.
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America’s 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org.