Bio-Tech Pharmacal named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

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Fayetteville, AR – The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Bio-Tech Pharmacal, Inc. with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside over 1,400 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.

“Since Bio-Tech applied for the Bicycle Friendly Business award in February 2020, much has
changed across the country,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American
Bicyclists. “What hasn’t changed is the commitment of our Bicycle Friendly Business award
winners to the health and well-being of their employees, customers, and community through the
promotion and encouragement of bicycling as a means of transportation, fun, and fitness. ”

Bio-Tech joins 75 other new and renewing BFBs in the League’s Spring 2020 round of business
awards, which includes government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, bike shops, and other
employers across industries, all united in a commitment to transform American workplaces to
be more welcoming to customers and employees who bike. The Bicycle Friendly Business award
recognizes an organization’s contributions over months and years to the movement to build a
Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

“As Americans look for ways to move around safely, it’s communities and businesses offering
solutions that enable people to more easily go places by bike,” said Nesper. “We know more
people are biking during the pandemic and we anticipate more Americans will rely on biking to
work as a safe, socially distant method of transportation as employees go back to work. Thanks
to the leadership of organizations like Bio-Tech, more people will have the opportunity to choose
to bike.”

Fayetteville, Arkansas is currently a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community with growing
interest in cycling culture throughout the Northwest Arkansas area. Bio-Tech encourages
bicycling as an easy option for transportation and a positive way to support a healthier lifestyle
in the community.

“Since our founding, Bio-Tech’s goal has been to support health worldwide,” said Mark Kinion,
General Manager of Bio-Tech Pharmacal. “Being recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business is an
acknowledgment of our commitment to integrative health and wellness. Physical exercise,
especially cycling, is a great way to benefit not only an individual’s health but the health of their
community and the environment. That is essential to our beliefs here at Bio-Tech.”

As part of the BFB network, Bio-Tech will have access to a variety of tools and technical
assistance from the League to become even more welcoming to people who bike. When
employees bike, great things happen: a decreased carbon footprint, reduction of healthcare costs
through the promotion of healthy living, and a strong connection to the community and growing
cyclist culture.


About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly
Community® (BFC), Bicycle Friendly State® (BFS), Bicycle Friendly Business® (BFB), and
Bicycle Friendly University® (BFU) programs, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle
Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed
to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change
around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at
www.bikeleague.org.

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