South Africa’s first-ever Bike Friendly Certification programme recognises & promotes businesses that welcome & cater for cyclists & cycle tourists. The programme also assists businesses to become more bike friendly, while enhancing the South African bicycling experience.
The programme is open to businesses & institutions in the Tourism, Hospitality & Service sectors, as well as Workplaces, Schools & Academic Institutions, & Residential buildings.
WHY PARTICIPATE? THE BENEFITS
Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports & recreational activities in the country. As more people choose to cycle on holiday and commute and travel by bike, there is an increasing demand for bike friendly destinations and workplaces. Through our Bike Friendly Certification programme, we assist your business to stand out as a leader in providing services & amenities for people who cycle, connect with customers & tap in to this thriving cycling market.
Join our program and discover how bicycling can help your business create more happier, healthier and productive employees, attract and retain top talent and draw more customers.
Participating businesses are showcased on our Bicycle Friendly Business & Tourism Directory and receive official Bike Friendly Certification, as well as exclusive membership benefits to help them become more bike friendly and attract new cycling customers.
We help bike using customers find you, support you and recommend you.
Be recognised as a certified Bike Friendly Business. Receive a Bike Friendly sign.
Receive online exposure on our website that receives over 200 000 views/yr.
Promotion on our social media channels which reach 2 000 – 10 000 people/week!
REVIEWS & EVENTS
Share your offerings, promos, events & reviews.
Access 10- 20% off bike racks & storage solutions. 10% off bikes, gear & products.
PLACED ON CYCLE MAPS
Your business pinned & profiled on regional Cycle Tourism Route maps & GPS routes APP.
CERTIFY YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!
To register your business as bicycle friendly and join our network, select the certification category below that best fits – whether you want to promote your business as a destination for bicycle tourists or showcase your bike-friendly workplace or building – fill out the online sign-up form. If you need any assistance with your application, just give us a shout.
Wondering what’s required to be certified? Click the category below to see the Certification Guide and identify the kinds of bike friendly services & amenities that you may want to offer and review the required criteria needed to become a Certified Bike Friendly Business, membership options and benefits!
Want to be bike friendly but don’t know where to start? Get in touch, we are happy to assist you with going bike friendly, sourcing bike racks and meeting certification requirements!
BIKE FRIENDLY BUSINESS STARS
Here we highlight some of shining members of our Bike Friendly Network – those business who have gone the extra mile to welcome and cater for the needs of cyclists.
– Restaurants, Cafes, Wineries, Breweries, Food shops etc.
– Accommodation providers e.g. lodging or camping.
– Bike Shops, Apparel & Gear, Bike Rentals, Cycle Tours & Holidays.
– Workplaces, Retailers/Shops, Attractions, Visitor Centres or Tourism related businesses.
– Bike Parks, Mountain Bike Trails, Events & Skills Training.