BECOME A BIKE FRIENDLY PLACE
Does your business welcome cyclists? If so, our new certification programme is for you!
Bike Friendly Places certification provides you with recognition and support – helping you attract new cycling customers and connect to South Africa’s cycle tourism market.
To apply; simply review certification criteria and complete the online form to assess the services and amenities you offer cycle visitors. Once certification is approved, your businesses can enjoy a range of exciting benefits. Certification is valid for one year and offered with a range of membership options, to suit your marketing needs.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO MY BUSINESS?
In addition to be receiving official certification, you’ll also have access to a range of awesome benefits, including:
Free publicity with promotion to our +15 000 social media followers, +120 000 yearly website visitors & the wider cycling community.
Free bike friendly certified sign to show off your bike friendly status and a digital badge for use on your website, social media and in other publications.
Discounts on cycling equipment – bike racks, bikes, tools and gear to help you be even more cycle friendly.
Increased visibility and recognition by listing your business on Bicycle South’s cycle tourism directory – the go-to guide for cyclists looking for places to stay, eat, visit & ride in Southern Africa. Plus inclusion on local cycle route maps including Cape Cycle Routes.
Access to support & advice on bike friendly facilities & strategies to attract cyclists.
NEED MORE REASONS TO JOIN?
Being bike friendly opens up valuable opportunities for your business:
- Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports and recreational activities in the country. In the Western Cape alone, leisure cycling contributes an estimated R4.4 billion to the local economy. By becoming a Bike Friendly Place, your business will be primed to tap into this growing market.
- With the development of exciting new cycle touring routes and world class mountain biking destinations and cycling events, more people are choosing to explore South Africa by bike and seeking out bike friendly places to stay, dine and visit. Certification enables your business to stand out from the crowd
We help bike using customers find you, support you and recommend you.
Certification is available with a range of membership options.
Standard Membership: R1 200/year (Full Business listing with 9 images and 1 video).
Featured Membership: R2 500/year (Featured Business Listing – 12 images and 1 video. Boosted exposure with highlighted, top level placement on directory).