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7 awesome American bike-friendly employers

June 29, 2011, 9:20 a.m.
woman riding a bike past the google sign

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Google

Google makes this list just because it's friendly to its employees on every level. But when you focus on bicycles, you'll discover a company that made headlines for giving a free bike plus a helmet to all its employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2007, and one that piles on the bike-related benefits at its headquarters in Mountainview, Calif. — onsite lockers and facilities for showering after a long ride, protected bike storage and buses that carry bikes to make it easy for riders to go multi-modal.

Google employees have organized monthly and weekly rides from suburbs and cities as far away as San Francisco (42 miles away).