Designation shows how KEEN strives to build a healthier planet and its employees live the Hybridlife
Portland, OR – September 2014 – Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized KEEN with a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Business award. With the announcement of 150 new and renewing Bike Friendly Businesses today in 39 states and Washington, D.C., KEEN joins a visionary group of more than 800 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are helping to transform the American workplace.
“Visionary business leaders are recognizing the real-time and long-term impact that a culture of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of businesses for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their employees.”
KEEN encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as a secure storage area for bikes, locker rooms and showers, complimentary bike tune-ups, buddy rides, discounted gear, bike safety workshops. The company also offers incentives such as KEEN’s annual Bike Commute Challenge with weekly prizes, recognition, and a celebration with a grand raffle prize of a new bike.
“The KEEN headquarters and KEEN Garage retail store are located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world,” said Chris Enlow, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at KEEN. “The KEEN employees that are committed to two-wheeled commuting exemplify our company’s promise to build healthy communities and a healthier planet.”
Moving forward, KEEN will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When KEEN employees bike, great things happen: a fun and healthy work culture, passion for alternative commuting, and good for the environment. To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/content/businesses.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
Inspired by a love of the outdoors, KEEN Inc. manufacturer of hybrid outdoor and casual products, including footwear, bags, socks, and clothing, is dedicated to creating quality products that support the lifestyles and outdoor adventures of active people around the world. KEEN products can be found online and through more than 5,000 retail locations in more than 60 countries, as well as in KEEN Garage retail stores in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, where fans can enjoy the branded experience. The company operations and culture reflect a stand-out commitment to building a strong community and a healthier planet so that all can create, play, care. Learn more at www.keenfootwear.com.