WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) with a Gold Bicycle Friendly Business SM (BFB SM) award, for leading America toward a healthier future. With the announcement of 60 new and renewing BFBs today in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., the Alliance joins a visionary group of more than 1,367 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace, two wheels at a time.
"As the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group, being a bike friendly organization is part of our efforts to support all communities in making movement a daily part of life", said Dr. Jane Delgado, President and CEO of the Alliance. The Alliance encourages bicycling as an easy and convenient transportation option for employees by providing amenities such as showers; secured bike parking; and, incentives including paid annual membership to the Capital Bikeshare program and the commuter tax benefit.
"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 National Alliance for Hispanic Health, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone."
As a Bicycle Friendly Business, the Alliance has access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at bikeleague.org/businesses.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance)
The Alliance is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the best health outcomes for all. For more information, visit: http://www.healthyamericas.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly Business, and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health