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7 awesome American bike-friendly employers

By: Shea Gunther on June 29, 2011, 9:20 a.m.
bike storage at Widmer Brothers

Photo: Widmer Brothers

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Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Ore., thinks bike commuting is so important that it shelled out $25,000 to build a facility across the street from its office exclusively for the use of its bike-riding employees. The space features heated storage for 50 to 60 bikes and lockers for their riders. Shower space is available in a nearby building. 

The company regularly takes part in Portland's Bike Commute Challenge, and co-founder Rob Widmer (who estimates he pedals to work about 100 times a year) told Bike Portland that 26 out of the brewery's 150 employees commute by bike at least three days a week.