Celebrating the 2017 Bicycle-Friendly Business Awards

In addition to serving and recognizing our Business Members throughout the year, on Bike to Work Day we also recognize businesses large and small for taking steps to make their workplace more bicycle-friendly. We’re honored that so many people from our community nominate their workplace and are impressed by the incredible steps taken by each organization to encourage, support and promote bicycling to work.

This year we congratulate three Bicycle-Friendly Business Award Winners and recognize 10 Honorable Mentions.

2017 Award Winners:

  • Tides – Small Business
  • Quantcast – Medium Business
  • Williams Sonoma – Large Business

Honorable Mention:

Atlassian, Education Outside, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Friends of the Urban Forest, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Rapha Racing, SFMOMA, Strava, The Orrick Building and Timbuk2

Tides Thoreau Center is a nonprofit organization based in the Presidio. They have a number of bike-related amenities, including a bike-share program, secure bicycle storage rooms, lockers and showers. With a strong bicycle culture, Tides helps to set the tone not just for their staff of 100, but for the over 450 staff of other organizations that share their campus. In 2016 Tides began offering “new hire” tours for staff of their tenant organizations that emphasized the bicycle amenities available on campus. Tides also helps to host the Presidio’s Bike to Work lunchtime BBQ in partnership with the Presidio Trust.

Quantcast is an advertising technology company based in SoMa. To support a growing culture of bicycling, their organization provides everything from Bicycle Commuter Benefits to bicycle-supportive employee facilities. When their office moved to a new location last year, Quantcast upgraded their bicycle parking, now offering in-office parking on each floor of their building. In advance of Bike to Work Day, Quantcast hosts a lunchtime Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop, and their staff coordinates a Bike to Work Day convoy. You’ll also find Quantcast at the morning Energizer Station at Caltrain.

Williams Sonoma is a retail organization with multiple offices in San Francisco. Employees can enjoy free on-site bike tune ups, discounts on bicycle-related goods and services, and raffles and prizes for bicycling to work. They also offer a bike-share program for SF offices, providing bikes to ride between buildings or anywhere in San Francisco. In the coming year, Williams Sonoma is working to increase participation in their bike share program with more incentives and promotion to their over 1,000 SF employees.

In addition to the recognition, each awardee will also receive a new Saris Hottie bicycle rack for their office.

The SF Bicycle Coalition is working hard to help, encourage and inspire even more people to get rolling in our city. Our work wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of our members as well as the leadership in the business community. Congratulations again to our award winners and huge thanks to all of our Business Members who power our advocacy for more livable, bikeable streets throughout the year.

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