A business in New Zealand is paying employees $10 a day to bike to work
Employees jumped in on the chance to participate for money, and the benefits reach further than filling participants pocketbooks. The article from Stuff detailing the change quotes Tim Chesney, an employee at Make Collective:
“My gut instinct is that it could be something really good for the workplace. I know for myself I show up feeling a lot more energized,….I really believe there will be numerous tangible benefits as a result of people cycling to and from work”.
The initiative was successfully implemented after months of brainstorming on how to get more employees peddling. You can start a similar initiative in your workplace without all the work by taking advantage of BikePGH’s business programming.
BikePGH’s Wellness Offerings
They serve as a great way to introduce, educate, and advocate for bicycling in the office, act as team-building activities, and promote the benefits highlighted in the article above. BikePGH’s employee engagement initiatives create a healthier, happier, more creative and more engaged workplace. Check out our Wellness Offerings below for ways in which you can get your office.
BikePGH Wellness Offerings
LUNCH LOOP BIKE RIDE – Starting at $500
Ride bikes along PGH’s riverfront trails with this 30-60 minute team building activity led by League-certified Instructors. Bikes provided.
LUNCH & LEARNS – Starting at $200
Educate employees with this hour-long discussion geared towards bike friendly topics such as commuting, ride preparation, route selection, or bike maintenance.
BIKEPGH BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP – Starting at $300
Receive discounts and free employee programs, while leading the movement for safe and accessible streets with a charitable tax-deductible contribution.
Lend a hand, meet your neighbors, and create positive experiences for thousands at signature BikePGH events such as OpenStreetsPGH and PedalPGH.
BIKE FACILITIES BUILDOUT – Free Consultation
Work with BikePGH to install top-notch amenities in your workplace, including; bike racks, Fixit stations, gear storage, changing facilities and more.
PRINT EDUCATION RESOURCES
Pittsburgh Bike Map – $25 for 60 copies
Biking 101 Guide – $25 for 30 copies
PEDALPGH WORKPLACE TEAM – Discounts available
Rally your office to ride as a team in PedalPGH – Pennsylvania’s largest fundraiser bike ride with over 3,000 participants on August 26th.