A recent announcement from the League of American Bicyclists recognized 10 St. Louis businesses and organizations as a Bicycle Friendly Business. Trailnet was named as a Platinum-level honoree, the highest distinction attainable, given to only 17 organizations in the nation.

Here’s a full list of the winners from our area:

Trailnet – Platinum
REI St. Louis – Gold
Spoked Couriers – Gold
Big Shark Bicycle Company – Silver
Bike Stop Café – Silver
Microgrid Energy – Silver
Saint Louis Zoo – Silver
Urban Eats Café – Bronze
Velocity Café & Cyclery – Bronze
Wells Fargo Advisors HQ – Bronze

Using an awards system based on engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation and planning, the League of American Bicyclists recognizes the bicycle-friendly efforts of more than 800 businesses from across the nation. Bicycle Friendly Businesses foster a sense of community and promote wellness and sustainability in the workplace.

This year’s announcement revealed four new St. Louis businesses with bicycle-friendly awards: Spoked Couriers, Microgrid Energy, Saint Louis Zoo, and Wells Fargo Advisors. The Saint Louis Zoo is one of only two zoos in the nation to receive the honor, and Spoked Couriers received a gold level status on its first application.

In May, Spoked Couriers, Microgrid Energy, Saint Louis Zoo, and Wells Fargo Advisors attended Trailnet on Tap: The Business of Biking to learn how to apply Bicycle Friendly Business status. At this event, Trailnet and guest speakers covered strategies to create a more bike friendly business and encourage car-free commuting among colleagues. Trailnet also presents lunch and learn sessions to the St. Louis businesses on Trailnet’s Shift Your Commute program to boost participation among employees.

Trailnet’s TravelGreen program seeks to increase the number of Bicycle Friendly Business in St. Louis. Bicycle Friendly Businesses enhance the quality of life for our residents and shows support for initiatives that raise the city’s Bronze bicycle-friendly status.

Looking to the future, Trailnet seeks to build a network of Bicycle Friendly Businesses supporting and promoting our healthy, active initiative throughout the region.

Source: Trailnet
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