Richmond’s First Bike-Friendly Business District Coming to Northside

30 Apr


There are a lot of ways to encourage people to use bicycles to get around: building bike lanes and providing parking, organizing rides, and providing incentives, to name a couple.  The idea of a Bicycle-Friendly Business District (BFBD) is to encourage or take advantage of bike-friendly conditions, and give people a little extra nudge to make that shopping or restaurant trip by bicycle by offering them a discount or some other perk.

For the month of May, a total of 10 businesses (and counting) on Bellevue and MacArthur Avenues in Richmond’s Bellevue neighborhood are participating in Richmond’s first BFBD.  From the Bike Walk RVA press release: “It will serve as the city’s first self-proclaimed bicycle-friendly business district, and participating businesses will offer discounts and other special deals for people who arrive by bike during the month of May. Participating businesses will be identified by window-clings displayed in their front windows starting May 1.”  Most are offering discounts of 10% for those who arrive by bike, and some are doing a raffle for cycling customers.

So hop on your bike and ride — down the block or across town — and support these bike-friendly businesses while saving some $$.  A map of participating Bellevue businesses and nearby bike racks can be found here (participating businesses highlighted in green).


One Response to “Richmond’s First Bike-Friendly Business District Coming to Northside”


  1. One More Week of Bike Month! | Bikeable Richmond - May 25, 2015

    […] but I feel like I’m seeing more people on bikes these days.  Nice weather certainly helps.  Discounts at Bellevue merchants might play a role, not to mention all the Bike Month events that have gotten so many of us out, […]

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