The League of American Bicyclists has recognize Dero, a Minneapolis, MN-based maker of bike parking solutions, with a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business℠ (BFB℠) award, its highest level designated to businesses. With the announcement of 60 new and renewing BFBs today, Dero continues to be a part of a group of more than 1,300 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC, that are helping to transform the workplace.
“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 Dero, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”
In April 2017, Dero moved to a new facility and added to its bicycle-friendly amenities to help make bicycling an easy option for employee transportation. Dero employees enjoy an e-bike fleet, showers and locker room, bike wash, maintenance area, and bike parking racks. Dero also offers a $6 per day incentive when employees bike, walk, use transit, or carpool to work, using its Dero ZAP technology to automatically track these trips.
“We are stoked to move from Gold to Platinum by continuously improving our bike friendliness. Biking is a part of our culture — we embrace the benefits it brings to our employees and our community,” states Andy Lageson, general manager of Dero. “We are proud to support not only our employees, but bicycle advocacy groups and initiatives around the country.”
Moving forward, Dero will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. “When our employees bike, great things happen: we’re happier, healthier — just one big bike team at Dero — while decreasing our carbon footprint and reducing healthcare costs to help the greater good,” shares Bri Whitcraft, Dero’s director of marketing.