Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Your CBD Store St. Petersburg with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside over 1,400 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.
“Since Your CBD Store applied for the Bicycle Friendly Business award in February 2020, much has changed across the country,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “What hasn’t changed is the commitment of our Bicycle Friendly Business award winners to the health and well-being of their employees, customers, and community through the promotion and encouragement of bicycling as a means of transportation, fun, and fitness.”
Your CBD Store joins 75 other new and renewing BFBs in the League’s Spring 2020 round of business awards, which includes government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, bike shops, and other employers across industries, 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.
“As Americans look for ways to move around safely, it’s communities and businesses offering solutions that enable people to more easily go places by bike,” said Nesper. “We know more people are biking during the pandemic and we anticipate more Americans will rely on biking to work as a safe, socially distant method of transportation as employees go back to work. Thanks to the leadership of organizations like Your CBD Store St. Petersburg, more people will have the opportunity to choose to bike.”
Your CBD Store encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as bike racks and incentives such as a discount for riding your bike.
“My Dog Dipper and I ride our bike to work and also around the lakes in our neighborhood. Being able to get out and ride makes life sweeter and more fun.” Michelle Tolan, owner, Your CBD Store.
As part of the BFB network, Your CBD Store will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more welcoming to people who bike. When employees bike, great things happen; decreased carbon footprint, reduced healthcare costs, connection to community and a fun and healthy work culture.
To learn more about the BFB program, or to apply, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly Community® (BFC), Bicycle Friendly State® (BFS), Bicycle Friendly Business® (BFB), and Bicycle Friendly University® (BFU) programs, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at www.bikeleague.org