Monadnock Food Co-op is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business SM.
On Wednesday, the co-op joined a cutting-edge group of over 1,300 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
“Business owners and employers across the country are looking for simple, straightforward ways to build their companies, do right by their workers and customers, and contribute positively to their local communities,” says Executive Director Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists. “Boosting participation in bicycling achieves all of that and more, and BFBs such as the Monadnock Food Co-op are wonderful models of that success. We congratulate this latest class of business leaders for recognizing that one of the oldest and easiest forms of transportation still generates significant economic and societal rewards today.”
BFB requirements include incentives, programming, and amenities proven to enable and inspire more people to ride bikes. Among those offered by the co-op are secure bicycling parking for both employees and customers right off the Cheshire Bicycle Trail and incentives to individuals who travel to the co-op by bike. Staff members also serve on the steering committee for the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation, a coalition of organizational and individual members working to implement sustainable transportation solutions in the Monadnock region.
“We’re committed to becoming a stronger proponent of bicycling in our community,” said Michael Faber, Monadnock Food Co-op General Manager. “This designation affirms that commitment. Bicycling helps create a culture of wellness with our staff and shoppers — and contributes to our triple-bottom line goals.”
Learn more about the League’s Bicycle Friendly Business program at bikeleague.org/business.