Boulder Companies Take Top Spots in Bike to Work Day Business Challenge

Employees of Hutchinson, Black and Cook at the Boulder Chamber Bike to Work Day breakfast station

The Way to Go program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) announced that Boulder-based businesses won two of the five categories for participation in the Bike to Work Day Business Challenge.

UCAR Sustainability Coordinator Michael Wurzel displays the company's Colorado Clean Commute certification
UCAR Sustainability Manager Michael Wurzel displays the company’s Colorado Clean Commute certification in their safe bike parking area

In the “XL” category for businesses with more than 200 employees, Boulder’s University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) took first place. The award complements UCAR’s recent designation as a Colorado Clean Commute Certified business. UCAR invests in protected bicycle parking (pictured here), provides EcoPasses for employees, hosts a BCycle station, offers a flexible work schedule, and makes other alternative transportation benefits available to its staff members. By doing so, UCAR enhances its employee recruitment and retention efforts, becoming well known as a great place to work!

In the “medium” category for businesses with 51 to 100 employees, Boulder-based sportswear company LaSportiva won first place. Altogether, 83 Boulder businesses signed up for the Business Challenge campaign, supporting more than 680 Bike to Work Day participants.

The next opportunity for businesses to rally and compete in a Way to Go Business Challenge is Go-Tober, coming up this fall. Watch for more details, coming soon!

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