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The Arvada Gardeners and Arvada Community Garden were recognized as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists.
Arvada’s is the first community garden in the country to be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists and is the first business in Arvada to be so designated. It joins 1,118 bicycle friendly businesses around the country.
“The League of American Bicyclists is excited to recognize this latest group of new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses for making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud these businesses, including the Arvada Gardeners, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”
The Arvada Gardeners used the City of Arvada’s own Silver Level Bike Friendly Community status to bolster their application. The community garden encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as a safe and locked bike parking area (installed through a neighborhood grant from the City of Arvada), shelter from the elements, bottled water, reusable bags to carry home produce, and the availability of garden tools at the garden.
“We are a diverse group of individuals who enjoy a common interest in gardening,” said Bill Orchard with the Arvada Gardeners. “We recently discovered that there was also an interest in bicycling. Feeding on this combined interest, the gardeners chose to make riding a bike to the garden more appealing. We appreciate the League of American Bicyclists for recognizing our efforts.”
For more information, go to www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
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