Nonprofit names Bicycle Friendly Businesses
A national nonprofit considers a number of organizations in the region to be bike-friendly.
The League of American Bicyclists recently announced its new and renewed Bicycle Friendly Businesses.
The nonprofit rates and recognizes organizations for their efforts promoting bicycling for employees, customers and the community.
Organizations are given a platinum, gold, silver or bronze-level recognition.
There are 1,343 organizations nationally with the certification.
Grand Rapids as a city is a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community, as awarded in 2013.
West Michigan Bicycle Friendly organizations
Catalyst Partners, platinum
Brewery Vivant, gold
Village Bike & Fitness, silver
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, silver
Mel Trotter Ministries, silver
Cascade Engineering, silver
Grand Valley State University, silver
Aquinas College, bronze
Gordon Food Service, bronze
Rockford Construction, bronze
Priority Health, bronze