The League of American Bicyclists has created a program to specifically highlight those businesses that are bicycle friendly. To view the requirements of becoming a Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM you can visit the League's website.
Currently, Billings has four Bicycle Friendly BusinessesSM. That is more than any other city in Montana! Check out the awards the League of American Bicyclists has given Montana.
Attributes of a Bicycle Friendly Business
Incentives are provided for employees who bike to work; there are organized staff rides and employees are encouraged to join commute challenges and other events; the business supports local bike clubs and teams as well as local, state, and national bicycle advocacy groups
Bicycling safety skills information is readily available to employees; bike maps are provided; there are opportunities for employees who drive to learn how to safely drive on the road with people riding bikes
There is plenty of secure, convenient, and high quality bike parking for employees and guests; showers and changing areas are available for employees to use; tools and repair supplies are provided; the business is easily accessible by bike
Evaluation & Planning
The business sets high but attainable goals to increase bike ridership by encouraging Bike to Work Day participation; there is a bike coordinator; annual surveys are conducted to gain a better understanding of employee commuting habits