BikeDenver is pleased to announce that Gates Corporation was recently selected for honors as a Bike-Friendly Business of the Month! Located at 1551 Wewatta Street, Gates Corporation has just celebrated its 100th anniversary. A leader in the world market of producing automotive and industrial products, they also lent a hand to the biking community by creating the Gates Carbon Drive Belt. This belt can replace the old, troublesome bike chains. Director of Carbon Drive Systems, Todd Sellden, says “you see such a beautiful piece of equipment but you have this greasy chain.” Not anymore… this new belt has three awesome qualities: 1) no grease, 2) easy to maintain, and 3) it’s light weight.
Gates Corporation promotes biking among its employees, too. Employees get the RTD Eco Pass for lightrail and buses to ease their commute. Gates also offers employees loaner Carbon Drive™ equipped bikes available for exercise and errands anytime throughout the day. Gates is right off the bike path, so many employees commute via bike and have parking options in the building. Gates is also a sponsor B-cycle, provides a discounted memberships to interested employees, and they sponsor a breakfast station on Colorado’s Bike to Work Day.
BikeDenver Executive Director Piep van Heuven says: “It’s great to see our communities benefit from advances in bicycling technology, and great to see another Denver corporate leader step up to make their work environment “bike-friendly”. Thanks, and congratulations to Gates Corporation!
[Submitted by Courtney Burkett]
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.
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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
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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 25 work places for their bicycle friendly practices.
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