Bicycle Benefits is a progressive bicycling program designed to reward individuals and businesses for their commitment to cleaner air, personal health, and the use of pedaling energy in order to create a more sustainable community. The program's continual growth decreases parking demand, increases helmet use, and improves cyclists' safety and health by putting more people on bikes.
How it Works
Upon riding your bike to a participating Bicycle Benefits Business, show your reflective Bicycle Benefits helmet sticker to receive a reward/discount designated by the business. If you don't have helmet sticker, all participating businesses sell them.
Success of the Bicycle Benefits program requires a number of progressive businesses to become business members.
The Bicycle Benefits program is part of a community-based effort to reward cyclists for their commitment towards clean air and alternative transportation. This commitment subsequently reduces congestion, eliminates parking hassle, and increases helmet use. When a business decides to participate, it will immediately transform it into a destination for consumers with bicycles and displays a public commitment that concerned citizens will likely support. This effort is also intended to increase local and regional commerce within your area and simultaneously increase safety for bicyclists by increasing their numbers on the road.
These businesses need to do the following:
- Come up with a discount/reward that they will offer to individuals who arrive to businesses with the Bicycle Benefit sticker affixed to their helmet.
- Purchase a minimum of 10 helmet stickers @ $2.50 each to sell for the retail price of $5 or to give away to employees/customers.
- Display our Bicycle Benefits storefront logo sticker which denotes the participants’ incentive and describes Bicycle Benefits as a “green” initiative that increases bicycle commuter trips at participating businesses.
- Phone: 518-396-8376
101 Parkhurst Rd. Gansevoort, NY 12831
- http://www.bicyclebenefits.org/ - This site has all of our green Business Members (incl. their discounts/rewards, addresses, and maps to get there). You'll find tools as an individual, business owner, or community member that is seeking to effectively restructure local commerce and transportation using a model that blends economic growth with environmental initiatives. Get your helmet stickers or become a participating Business Member today and start experiencing Bicycle Benefits!