Our 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 100 honorees to-date (Denver Pavilions was recently recognized as our 100th BFB), recognizes businesses, organizations and workplaces that are leading the way to make bicycling an easy and accepted form of transportation in Denver. 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, and the Human Powered Transit Authority.
BikeDenver Executive Director Piep van Heuven said: ”We’re really pleased to welcome The Denver Pavilions as BikeDenver’s historic 100th Bicycle Friendly Business, and it was a natural fit to honor the Pavilions as December’s Bicycle Friendly Business of the Month! The 64 new U-racks the Pavilions prominently installed on Tremont, Glenarm and Welton streets clearly indicate that Gart Properties, owners of the Pavilions, want bicyclists to feel very welcome at the center”.
Gart Properties Matt Trasen said: “From day one of acquisition [the ownership group and design team] knew the importance of bringing the bicycle racks to the surface of the property.” (Bicycle parking was previously provided in the parking garage).
In addition to installing new U-racks, Denver Pavilions plans to support the launch of Denver Bike Sharing in Denver by hosting a Bcycle rack on Glenam Place (for more information on bike sharing in Denver visit www.DenverBikeSharing.com )
The Denver Pavilions, a one-of-a-kind retail/entertainment center, opened November 5, 1998, in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, providing a “critical mass” of 40 retail tenants, restaurants and entertainment venues. Conveniently located within walking distance for the downtown area’s 110,000 office workers and close to all major hotels, the convention center, the 16th Street Mall shuttle, RTD buses and light rail service, the Pavilions have become a magnet for the metro region due to “marquee” tenants such as Hard Rock Café, Maggiano’s, a 15-screen United Artist Theatre, Barnes & Noble, Lucky Strike Lanes, and NikeTown. www.DenverPavilions.com.
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 nutrician foods and drinks. www.clifbar.com
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 it’s healthy for you, and healthy for Denver. www.bikedenver.org