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Mitchell Auto Group, Gold Bicycle Friendly Business
A few weeks ago, we recognized 114 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs). One of those businesses is Mitchell Auto Group in Simsbury, CT, the first auto dealer to achieve Gold BFB status. They stood out for being strong advocates for bicycling and for bicycle infrastructure while supporting local bike-related businesses. (Our Education Director Alison Dewey visited the business on a Bike to Work Day trip to Connecticut.)
According to owner Steven Mitchell, “We do this via our support for our local bikeshare organization Simsbury Free Bike (SFB). The riders who borrow bikes from SFB’s 10 distribution centers are amazingly diverse. They include people from across Connecticut, as well as visitors from other U.S. States and numerous foreign countries. SFB ridership averages 1,500 during their season May thru September. We also work with Ti-Trikes Inc, a local business who specializes in adaptive bicycles whose motto is 'Everybody Rides.' Ti-Trikes encourages and supports the ADA community and aging adults and mentors ride accordingly."
Here are some photos that Mitchell Auto Group has shared about their bicycle friendly activities:
League Cycling Instrutor Graduating Class of 2015, hosted at Mitchell Auto Group
East Coast Greenway Ride to Simsbury ECG Board Meeting April 2011.
Participating are New Haven Mayor John DeStefano and Simsbury 1st Selectman Mary Glassman.
The 45 mile ride went from New Haven to Simsbury CT.
Working with youth cycling programs