Thursday, November 01, 2012
Gundersen Lutheran – Decorah Clinic named a Bicycle Friendly Business
The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized the Gundersen Lutheran – Decorah Clinic with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award for its role in pedaling America toward greater prosperity.
With the announcement of 71 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses in 27 states, Gundersen Lutheran – Decorah Clinic joins a visionary group of close to 500 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
“Businesses may be the engine of our economy, but more and more are realizing that the bicycle can be a powerful catalyst for increased profits, reduced health care costs, happier employees and more customers,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “Companies large and small are voting for a more bicycling-friendly America and making significant contributions to our economic growth by promoting healthy, sustainable transportation.”
One of the biggest strengths for the Gundersen Lutheran –Decorah Clinic is their location. With the clinic located on the new Trout Run Trail, it gives employees and patients an easy and safe route to bike to and from the clinic. Also, for the past several years, the Gundersen Lutheran – Decorah has partnering with community agencies to host an annual Bike and Trail Safety program.
To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/businesses.