Ottawa Bike and Trail has earned recognition as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business from the League of American Bicyclists!
We’ve joined the movement of over 1,400 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States in transforming the American workplace to be more welcoming to our customers and employees who bike. We know so many more of you are biking during the pandemic, and we are proud to support the health and well-being of our community by being more welcoming to people choosing to bike. We are also very proud and fortunate to be part of a forward thinking community like Ottawa which is quickly becoming THE cycling destination in the state of Kansas! We could not have earned this award without the help and support of the community and our customers.
“It has become sort of a tradition at the League to kick off a New Year with Bicycle Friendly Business awards, as the awards serve to inspire the movement for a more Bicycle Friendly America,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “After facing the myriad challenges of 2020, it’s awesome to start 2021 recognizing the efforts of these 43 businesses to be more welcoming to people who bike. We saw so many Americans’ lives disrupted and changed in 2020, and so many turned to bicycling as part of their routine, whether to ride to their healthcare job or drop of their kid at school or pick up a six-pack from the local brewery. Bicycle Friendly Businesses played an important role in making 2020 the year of the bike, and these businesses honored today will help make 2021 even better for people who bike and the communities they live and work in.”
Ottawa Bike and Trail joins 43 other new and renewing BFBs in the League’s latest round of BFB awards and 1,406 total current BFBs across the country, all united in a commitment to transform American workplaces to be more welcoming to customers and employees who bike. The Bicycle Friendly Business award recognizes an organization’s contributions over months and years to the movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.
Learn more about the League’s Bicycle Friendly Business program at bikeleague.org/business. If you have feedback on how we can be even more welcoming to people who bike, don’t hesitate to let us know.
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