BikeDenver is pleased to announce TIAA-CREF as this month’s Bicycle-Friendly Business! You’ve surely seen their 1670 Broadway building on the downtown Denver skyline, and you may be familiar with the company’s motto: “Financial Services for the Greater Good.” But did you know TIAA-CREF also helps promote bicycling for the greater good?
Tom Davis, TIAA-CREF’s Corporate Safety and Security Manager, tells us that the company has developed a best-in-class model for corporate biking, and he’s got plenty to back up his claim. Not only does the company sponsor and help plan regional rides like the CU Buffalo Classic and the CSU Ram Ride, they also host aid stations at events like Tour de Cure and Bike to Work Day (pictured right). In addition, Team TIAA-CREF’s corporate Bike Ambassadors raised more than $18k for local cycling events in 2010, much of which was donated by employees.
TIAA-CREF’s Denver workforce enjoys bike-friendly, planet-friendly transportation options that make it easier to leave the car at home. These options include secure, CCTV-monitored indoor bike storage (pictured left) and RTD Eco Passes. As Tom puts it, simply having a place to park a bike “removes one of the barriers of bike-commuting…where to safely secure your bike downtown!” Removing even small barriers like these can yield big results; on this year’s Bike to Work Day alone, 78 TIAA-CREF employees pedaled a combined 800 miles. “That’s a lot of carbon offset!” Tom says. BikeDenver agrees, and gives TIAA-CREF a big thumbs-up for helping make Denver a better place to ride a bike!
[Submitted by Erin Hilmer]
BikeDenver’s Bicycle-Friendly Business (BFB) of the Month Awards help highlight organizations that are making standout contributions and offering great success stories from among BikeDenver’s Bicycle-Friendly Business (BFB) Program members. The BFB program, with more than 125 honorees to date, recognizes businesses, organizations and workplaces that are leading the way to make bicycling an easy and accepted form of transportation in Denver. Nominate a workplace as a Bicycle-Friendly Business here.
TIAA-CREF helps support bicycling in Denver through its corporate event sponsorship and Bike Ambassador programs, hosting a Bike to Work Day breakfast station, and providing employees with a safe place to park their tw0-wheeled transports. www.tiaa-cref.org
BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization. BikeDenver promotes and encourages bicycling in Denver and works to make Denver a better place to ride your bike. Why? Because more bicycling has great benefits for you, and for Denver! www.bikedenver.org
Clif Bar & Company started on a bike ride. Founder Gary took a bite of another energy bar and thought he could make a better bar. Today, Clif Bar is a leading maker of all-natural and organic energy and nutrition foods and drinks. www.clifbar.com
Bicycle Friendly Business of the Month Awards: Since partnering in July of 2009 to launch the monthly awards program, Clif Bar and BikeDenver have recognized Watercourse Restaurant, Historic Denver’s Story Trek, Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, Jones Lang LaSalle, Human Powered Transit Authority, Denver Pavilions, the Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado, Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, Little Man Ice Cream, Denver Water, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Sweet Action Ice Cream, MIGHTYkarma, Quiznos, REI Denver Flagship Store, Solera Green Living, Holland & Hart, Grand Hyatt Denver, The Bike Depot, Snooze a.m. eatery, Tony’sMarket, eGo CarShare, Primal Wear, Illegal Pete’s, Denver Pedal Hopper, and TIAA-CREF.
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Thank you for writing this great spot Erin. We are excited to be a unique and fun addition to Denver’s small business community. We are proud to announce that our second Denver bike will be arriving in less than two weeks, and we aim to continue adding Fiets Cafe’s to our fleet in the seasons to come! We hope to see you on one of the bikes soon!!