Denver-based ERO Resources named a Bicycle Friendly Business by the
League of American Bicyclists
November 8, 2013 – It’s simple: Bikes are good for business – and their employees. Bicycles are helping to drive economic development across the country, and they’re creating a more energized, alert, and productive workforce for the companies that have embraced bicycling.
Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized ERO Resources Corporation with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award for leading America toward a more sustainable future.
With the announcement of 91 new BFBs today in 29 states and Washington, D.C., ERO Resources joins a visionary group of more than 600 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
“Businesses like ERO are leading the way to a healthier and more sustainable future,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “While helping boost the economy in their communities, Bicycle Friendly Businesses are also investing in a happier and more productive workforce.
ERO encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities and perks such as a secure storage area for bikes; on-site shower facilities; and memberships to Denver’s B-Cycle program, a municipal bike sharing system.
One of ERO’s original founders and long-time bike commuter, Steve Dougherty, saw how many folks ride to work and started ERO Bikes and Brews this past summer. The group met Thursdays after work and toured metro Denver by bike, pedaling to new and thirst-quenching brew pubs.
Now, ERO will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to make biking even better at ERO. “When our employees bike, great things happen: decreased carbon footprint, improved fitness, stress reduction, chance to work on your tan, and a fun and healthy work culture. Plus, our parking lot won’t accommodate all our vehicles, so those who commute by bicycle are greatly appreciated!” said Mark DeHaven, ERO Principal and Natural Resource Specialist.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business, and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by Trek Bicycle. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org.