Topic of the Month: May 2018
May is Bicycle Month, so Monadnock Buy Local is focusing on how our community is cultivating more biking -- and walking in our region and beyond.
Monadnock Buy Local, in collaboration with the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MAST) and the Bicycle Mayor of Keene, is surveying local businesses to assess how "Bicycle Friendly" they currently are. This effort will take place annually in May, during Bicycle Month, to help amplify individual business efforts, overcome obstacles and monitor progress.
According to the League of American Bicyclists (The League), "Bicycling can help your business create more energized, alert, and productive employees, decrease your healthcare costs, attract and retain top talent, and draw more customers."
Monadnock Buy Local invites all Monadnock Region business owners to take this survey at http://bit.ly/bikemonth2018.
The survey uses questions from The League's Bicycle Friendly America Program. This program supports and recognizes states, communities, business and universities working "to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people." More information is available at http://www.bikeleague.org/business.
We also encourage businesses interested in becoming a Bicycle Friendly Business to contact MAST. MAST members are available to help businesses fill out this application. Contact: Jen Risley at firstname.lastname@example.org; 603-499-7950.
From the League of League of American Bicyclists
It’s a celebration of bikes; a reminder to get rolling again; a gateway to riding more often; a time to evangelize the beauty of bikes; and much, much more. Since 1956, May has been recognized as National Bike Month, and the League has sponsored this celebration of bicycling for decades. National Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day are often cited as the month’s flagship events, occurring the third week and third Friday of May, respectively. Indeed, bike commuting has grown by 62% from 2000 to 2013 — but Bike Month is about so much more than just getting to and from the office.