According to Debbie Claggett, who is vice president and co-owner of TriSports.com, the designation tells them that they are headed in the right direction.
“It reinforces what we have been touting all along, that we really are doing something on both a local and community level to help people become more health conscious,” Claggett said.
According to Claggett they sent in their application in January and found out last week.
Some of the perks TriSports.com offers their employees include 10-cent-a-mile store credit for each mile employees commute by bike, lockers and showers for their employees and secure indoor bike parking.
“I guess that is a really big thing,” Claggett said. “A lot of companies don’t have secure parking and that is the reason given for a lot of people not riding their bikes to work.”
They also have a program in which they give demo bikes to their employees that work 3/4 time and have been there a year. They can upgrade bikes each year.
Claggett said the recognition is nice, but isn’t the reason they provide their employees with the perks.
“Getting the recognition helps other local companies see that, ‘Hey, this is something we can do too.'” Claggett said.
TriSports.com currently the only LAB Bicycle Friendly Business in the state.
Claggett said they plan on increasing their advocacy efforts, which she believes may have kept them from getting a gold designation this time around.
Check out the LAB announcement here.