COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus Civic Center will be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) on Tuesday afternoon.
The civic center will join more than 950 visionary businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies from across the country in receiving the Bicycle Friendly Business award.
"Visionary business leaders are recognizing the real-time and long term impact that a culture of bicycling can create. We applaud this new round of businesses for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their employees," Andy Clarke said, President of the League of American Bicyclists.
It has been a goal for the Columbus Civic Center to become a bicycle friendly business.
"As Mayor Tomlinson moves Columbus closer to becoming a bicycle friendly community it made sense for us to get involved and connect with a group of people that travel through South Commons every day," Ross Horner said, Civic Center Director.
The Civic Center currently offers covered bike parking, staff assisted bike repairs, free skate rentals, free popcorn at arena events. They also have shower facilities, courtesy bike patrols and they plan to add more elements in the near future.
In the future the Columbus Civic Center plans to have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become more bicycle friendly.
With this announcement the Mayor's Bicycle Committee will have more momentum towards the goal of becoming a bicycle friendly community.
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, click here.