updated: 10/25/2012 12:40:28 PM
The League of American Bicyclists is highlighting four Indiana businesses. The organization says two employers in Indianapolis, one in Fort Wayne and another in Warsaw are among more than 60 throughout the country to claim honors at its 2012 fall awards.
October 25, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – October 25, 2012 – Bicycle Indiana is pleased to announce that four Indiana businesses have been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as Bicycle Friendly.
Summit City Bicycles and Fitness, Fort Wayne, IN earned a Silver award as a Bicycle-Friendly Business; Angie’s List and A1 Cyclery, both headquartered in Indianapolis, were designated as Bronze Bicycle-Friendly Businesses and DePuy Orthopaedics, Warsaw IN, was also awarded the designation of a Bronze Bicycle-Friendly Business.
Evansville’s Deaconess Hospital and Lincoln Financial Group of Fort Wayne earned honorable mention as a Bicycle-Friendly Business.
These entities join a visionary group of more than 400 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States on the Bicycle Friendly list.
“Of the 61 businesses named ‘Bicycle-Friendly’ in the fall 2012 awards, four of them are in Indiana,” said Nancy Tibbett, executive director of Bicycle Indiana. “We’re excited to see that trend and momentum grow.”
Bicycle Indiana is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes safe bicycling; educates bicyclists, motorists and policy-makers; and advocates for laws, policies and infrastructure to increase bicycling in Indiana.
Last summer, Bicycle Indiana and the Indiana State Department of Health hosted a “Planning for a Bicycle-Friendly Community” seminar in nine communities around the state.
“Being named a bicycle-friendly community or employer allows you to say ‘We’re progressive and we care about health, fitness, the environment and livable communities,’” added Tibbett.
A complete listing of Indiana businesses and municipalities designated by the League as Bicycle Friendly follows.
Bicycle-Friendly Businesses in Indiana
Bicycle Garage Indy
Bloomington Pedal Power
City of Bloomington, City Hall
City of Indianapolis – City County Building
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis
Indiana State Department of Health
Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes
GTA Containers, Inc.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
One Lucky Guitar, Inc.
Storrow Kinsella Associates
Summit City Bicycles and Fitness
Sun King Brewing Co.
Bicycle-Friendly Communities in Indiana
Indianapolis & Marion County
Bicycle-Friendly Universities in Indiana
Indiana University – Bloomington Campus
To learn more, visit www.bicycleindiana.org or www.bikeleague.org/businesses.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The Bicycle Friendly America program provides incentives, hands-on assistance, and award recognition for communities, universities and businesses that actively support bicycling, and ranks states annually based on their le