When you drive your bike to a local business and there’s no bike rack, what do you do? I usually find the manager and explain to her/him that I’m a good customer, I would appreciate a bike rack, and there are lots more like me that feel the same way. Unfortunately I sometimes get confused stares and the manager mumbles something about talking to his/her boss. Sometimes the bike rack gets installed, sometimes I have to keep asking.
Many business owners don’t realize the potential of being bike friendly. This article (link below) from DC.streetsblog.org points out the benefits available to businesses who decide to become bike friendly. Encouraging businesses to become bike friendly benefits not only the businesses but us in the biking community, and it provides a better biking environment which encourages more people to use their bikes. A win for all.