Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce received Gold Level BFB.
Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce named a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists
The Chamber is proud to move from a Silver Level (2018) to a Gold Level in 2022.
Other Leech Lake Chamber Members who have been awarded in 2022.Back Street Bikes & Repair – moved from Gold to Platinum
Walker Hotel – Renewed their Bronze Status
Country Inn Walker – Renewed their Bronze Status
Next Innovations – Renewed their Bronze Status
Honorable Mentions include:
Cass County Museum
Christmas Point & Wild Rice Company
Loney Sales & Service
Leech Lake Members and the year they became BFB:
Piggy BBQ – 2021
Rendezvous Brewing 2021
Swanson’s Bait – 2021
Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce with a gold level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside over 1,500 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.
“These awards are a testament to what we have built the Bicycle Friendly America program as well as our “Drive Less, Bike More” challenge around: people want to work at, live in and visit places where getting to every day destinations car-free is possible, and when they can, business is not only better — life is better for everyone,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Bicycle Friendly Businesses like it are pushing back on car-dependency by helping bike commuters, both in their staff and in their surrounding communities, choose cycling more, and the League is proud to honor that commitment.”
Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce joins a total of 1,527 current BFBs nationwide, including everything from government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, bike shops, and other employers, all united in a commitment to transform American workplaces to be more welcoming to both customers and employees who bike. The Bicycle Friendly Business award recognizes an organization’s contributions in shifting up and accelerating the movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.
Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and businesses like it give people the peace of mind that they can bike to work, school, or their daily errands and feel welcomed,” said Nesper. “When more people can drive less, bike more to more destinations, it doesn’t just impact the people who work or shop there. It cultivates stronger, healthier, pedal-powered communities, and these BFBs recognize that and are putting in the work to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people to turn to.”
As part of the BFB network, Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more welcoming to people who bike. When employees bike, great things happen:
To learn more about the BFB program, or to apply, visit the League online at bikeleague.org/business.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly Community® (BFC), Bicycle Friendly State® (BFS), Bicycle Friendly Business® (BFB), and Bicycle Friendly University® (BFU) programs, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
Since 1880, the League of American Bicyclists has been people-powered, with a goal to make bicycling safer and easier as a means of transportation and recreation. Today, the League continues to improve lives and strengthen communities through bicycling. We are more than 200,0000 members and supporters strong with more than 1,000 state and local advocacy groups and bike clubs as well as thousands of businesses, universities, and communities together leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. Learn more at www.bikeleague.org.