On September 14, 2011 at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, the League of American Bicyclists announced a record 111 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB), including
- Boise Bicycle Project – Idaho’s first Gold medal recipient
- Idaho Power Company – the state’s second Silver medalist, joining previous honoree Healthwise, Inc.
- Microsoft Boise – Bronze medal, joining previous Bronze awardees REI Boise and NIFC (the National Interagency Fire Center)
- CTA Architects – our host for the walking tour during the 2011 BFB Workshop, received Honorable Mention
All four Idaho recipients participated in the 2011 Bicycle Congress.
League of American Bicyclists president Andy Clarke said, “We are happy to recognize these businesses for their investment in bicycling as a vehicle for improved employee health, social responsibility and economic growth. Some of the most successful companies in the world are showing that investing in bicycling is not only good for health and sustainability but also the bottom line.”
Currently, there are 344 awardees in 40 states that span a wide range of industries from hospitals to the financial service industry. Idaho’s first honoree was J-U-B Engineers of Coeur d’Alene (Honorable Mention, 2009).
To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League of American Bicyclists online at bikeleague.org/businesses.