BikeDenver is pleased to announce a new partnership with Clif Bar has helped launch the Bicycle Friendly Business of the Month Recognition Program! This monthly awards program, initiated in July, 2009, will build upon the initial success of the Bicycle Friendly Business Program launched in 2008 to
recognize businesses and workplaces that are leading the way to make bicycling an easy and accepted form of transportation for customers and employees.
Each month, Clif Bar and BikeDenver will select a creative and committed Bicycle Friendly Business for special recognition for their work to welcome bicyclists. Honorees will be highlighted in news posts on
the BikeDenver website and in quarterly issues of Crank. Field Marketing Representative, Corey Clark of Clif Bar says, “Clif Bar was born on a bike so it only makes sense for us to support local businesses who are like minded. Clif Bar & Company employees really make an effort to ride our bikes not only to get exercise but to also use those two wheels as a form of transportation. We are lucky to live in Denver where we have miles of amazing bike paths.”
Watercouse Restaurant was selected as the first Bicycle Friendly Business of the Month (July, 2009) by Clif Bar and BikeDenver. Owner Dan Landes says: “Watercourse Foods has been offering a 10% discount to bike riders for the past 12 years. Our motivation was to encourage alternative transportation from outside of walking distance, to alleviate parking congestion and provide a benefit and incentive to our clientele. We were honored to be the first recipient of BikeDenver’s Bicycle Friendly Business Recognition Program and display our decal with pride. I believe being a BFB has worked wonders for our restaurants and I would encourage other businesses to consider what they can do to make their operation more bicycle friendly.”