As a Bicycle Friendly Business, The Burke Group provides mileage reimbursement, changing facilities and bicycle storage for our employees while promoting bicycling for the environment, fun, fitness and transportation. Since the creation of our year-round “Bike to Work” program by Mike Kerr and Jonathan O’Connell in 2006, employees have ridden over 322,000 miles. Previously a Gold status company, in 2014 the League of American Bicyclists awarded CBBEL “Platinum” status as a Bicycle Friendly Business. The Bicycle Friendly Business Program recognizes employer’s efforts to encourage a more bicycle-friendly atmosphere for employees and clients and honors innovative bike friendly efforts. In 2010, CBBEL was named one of the best workplaces for commuters. Best workplace for commuters members are nationally recognized leaders offering outstanding commuter benefits to their employees. In addition, CBBEL is recognized as a reporting member by Clean Air Counts. Biking to Work promotes employee health and fitness, increases employee morale, helps the environment as well as corporate image, and makes our bikers better designers.
Over 150 employees have participated in the Program and over 322,000 miles have been commuted on bike. That equates to approximately 624,000 pounds of CO2 eliminated, over 15,100,000 calories burned and over $70,800 in gas money saved.
Average miles per week company-wide. High is 2,663 miles.
Average number of weeks ridden per year per employee. High is 50 weeks.
Average miles per week per participant. High is 240 miles.
Average miles per commute. High is 38 miles.
The average number of one-way trips per year. High is 375 trips.