Thursday, November 01, 2012
Gundersen Lutheran – Prairie du Chien Clinic named a Bicycle Friendly Business
The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized the Gundersen Lutheran – Prairie du Chien 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 – Prairie du Chien 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.”
For more than 10 years, the Gundersen Lutheran – Prairie du Chien Clinic has been partnering with the Prairie du Chien Police Department to host the annual Bike Safety Program. Each year more than 75 area children participate in the Bike Safety Program where they can get fitted for a bicycle helmet, test their skills on the bike obstacle course and listen to one of the Prairie du Chien Police officers talk about bike safety.
The Gundersen Lutheran – Prairie du Chien Clinic also participates in Walk, Ride, Share for Cleaner Air employee challenge and supports Bike to Work Day in collaboration with the Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition.
To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/businesses