Clif Bar and BikeDenver are pleased to announce Sweet Action Ice Cream as the June Bicycle Friendly Business of the Month. Sweet Action, at 52 Broadway in the Baker neighborhood, is an independent homemade ice cream shop that offers up 24 original and eclectic flavors like brown sugar banana, blueberry lavender, baklava, and salted butterscotch.
In addition to premium ice cream, Sweet Action offers fresh fruit sorbets, vegan ice cream, homemade popsicles, ice cream sandwiches and fresh sodas. The business works hard to be environmentally friendly. They are 100% wind-powered, use compostable packaging materials, welcome bicyclists and use natural, local ingredients. Every month they pick a flavor of the month and donate a portion of the proceeds to a local non-profit. BikeDenver got the nod just this week with Sweet Action’s “bike grease” flavor (think fudge ripple).
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 100 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.
5280 Magazine (February, 2010) - “Sweet Action Ice Cream already serves the city’s most creative ice cream.”
Insider Pages Customer Review – “This is the most amazing ice cream shop. They have flavors that boggle the mind. Imagine Guiness in ice cream, or pepper or cupcakes from the Shoppe. They also have many tamer choices and all are made on site. They also have vegan frozen desserts. Very hip place to go.”
Westword - Who’d have thought that the hottest spot on SoBo would serve ice cream? When Samantha Kopicko and Chia Basinger opened their storefront spot in 2009, they just wanted to serve up the very best homemade ice cream they could, using milk and cream from Diamond D Natural Dairy and spices from Savory Spice Shop to create dozens of truly cool new flavors — including the incredible Stranahan’s Whiskey Brickle, featuring Colorado’s own whiskey. But in the process, they’ve become a must-stop for all the hipsters heading out for a night on the town.” (Westword tapped Sweet Action as Best New Store on Broadway in 2009 and Best Newfangled Ice Cream Parlour in 2010).
Sweet Action Ice Cream is an independent homemade ice cream shop in the heart of Denver committed to producing the highest quality frozen desserts and operating in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. www.sweetactionicecream.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 nutrition 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
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, and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).
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