The Bike Friendly Business Program (BFB) was created by the HCMPO as a way to recognize businesses making efforts to accommodate the growing population of cyclists in the Hidalgo County area.
Interested businesses who meet the minimum qualifications are recognized with the placement of our BFB logo on their business. The logo allows cyclists to recognize business that cater to them in one way or another. Businesses are also placed on the Bicycle Friendly Cyclist Map so cyclists planning their rides can identify places to stop to catch a breath, shop, dine, or grab a drink of water.
If you're an interested business wishing to be recognized as a Bike Friendly Business, please mail the following application along with a a $25 application fee. The application fee is used directly to fund the creation of the Bicycle Friendly Map. (Cash/check only)
As part of the program, recognized businesses are also placed on the Bicycle Friendly Business Map as a way for cyclists to know which businesses offer amenities to them. The map displays the bicycle facilities within Hidalgo County, such as bicycle lanes and routes. Additionally, roadways with shoulders are illustrated along with the speed limits of main thoroughfares. The map is designed as a tool for planning routes during a cyclist's ride and is provided for FREE!
The Bicycle Friendly Cyclist Map is currently under development by HCMPO Staff.
Not every business may immediately qualify as a BFB, however opportunities exist for promoting their services to cyclists. In order to provide a map at no cost to cyclists and the public, businesses can sponsor the map by choosing a donation level that meets their budget, ranging from $50 to $1500! More information can be found by downloading the information below.
Please direct any questions concerning the BFB Program to Liily Champion-Blanchard.
Page Updated on August 4th, 2014