Cogentes Receives Gold Bicycle Friendly Business Award, April 22, 2015

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The League of American Bicyclists has awarded 161 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses, including Cogentes, Bicycle Friendly Business designations in 31 states and Washington, D.C.

With this Earth Day announcement, April 22, 2015, the program has grown to include more than 950 visionary local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies from across the country that are changing the script on what it means to provide a top-notch experience and atmosphere for employees and customers alike.

For a list of 2015 awardees, click here.
For a list of all BFB awardees, click here.

“On this Earth Day, the League recognizes and applauds the efforts of these business leaders across the country,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “Their leadership is setting a precedent in their communities, states and the nation for what it means to practice what you preach. They are forging a better future for us all by investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their employees.”

Bicycle Friendly Businesses encourage a more bicycle-friendly atmosphere for employees and customers. BFBs attract and retain energized, alert and productive employees, while decreasing healthcare costs.

This round, Cogentes, located in Bicycle Friendly Community Milledgeville GA, received a Gold award.

“Cogentes is both honored and thrilled to be named a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business,” said President and CEO Tom Glover.  “Over the past two years since receiving our Bronze level designation from the league, we have focused on instilling a culture of cycling as both a viable means of transportation and a fun, family activity.  Every member of our team participated in the 2014 National Bike Challenge as did many of their family members.  Through creative programs such as our monthly Bike with the Boss lunch ride, Cycle for Vacation Time and year-end giveaways, many of our employees have become avid cyclists.  Furthermore, these employees have encouraged their entire families to start cycling a build a lifelong love of the sport.”

As the state’s only Gold designated Bicycle Friendly Business, Cogentes is looking forward to beingg an ambassador for this program to help promote more bicycle friendly businesses throughout the region.  With the 2015 Georgia Bike Summit being held in Milledgeville this year, Cogentes plans to play an integral part in the programs and encourage other businesses to follow their lead in making cycling core to their culture.

To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online at bikeleague.org/businesses.