Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Schlegel Bicycles with a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining nearly 1,200 visionary businesses from across the country. Schlegel Bicycles was 1 of 2 awarded a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business status for 2016 and first in Oklahoma to receive this honor.
With the announcement of 76 new and renewing BFBs today, Schlegel Bicycles joins a cutting-edge group of 1,197 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace.
“The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role in making the country a safer, happier, and more sustainable place to live and work,” said Amelia Neptune, League Bicycle Friendly Business Program Manager. “We applaud this new round of businesses, including Schlegel Bicycles, for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”
With an uptick in bike sales, Oklahoma City has seen more cyclists on the road, which means a healthier community. Schlegel Bicycles encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as free bike repair stands across our metro and incentives such as free monthly bike maintenance and how-to class.
“As Oklahoma City has become a big league city we feel it’s important that were also recognized as a bicycle friendly community. Becoming a bicycle friendly business helps us towards earning the status of becoming a bicycle friendly community. This is something Schlegel Bicycles is dedicated to making happen.”
Moving forward, Schlegel Bicycles 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: decreased carbon footprint, reduced health care costs, connected to community, a fun and healthy work culture.
To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business.
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 partner Trek Bicycle Corp and Silver-level BFA Sponsor Planet Bike. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.
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