As the price of gas continues to rise, so does the number of people who are choosing to ride their bikes. Riding a bicycle can save you money at the pump, but did you know it can save you money at your favorite local businesses too? Grand Forks has signed on to a nationally recognized program called, Bicycle Benefits, which rewards bicyclists with discounts and perks while encouraging them to support local businesses.
How does the program work? • Businesses offer a discount or perk to cyclists that bike to their business. • Community members purchase a sticker for $5 and place it on their helmets. Next, they bike to participating businesses and receive the discount or perk. • Don’t have a bike or live out of town? Purchase a sticker and use our local Grand Rides Bike Share program.
Where can I buy a sticker? • Any participating business or Grand Forks Public Health.
What businesses are participating? • Businesses are listed on the Live Well Grand Cities and the national Bicycle Benefits websites. • Bicycle Benefits stickers are also placed in the window of participating businesses. Nine local businesses have already signed on:
Tea & Crepes
See Dick Run
O’ for Heaven’s Cakes
Grand Forks YMCA
Eden & Co.
Dakota Styles Boutique
Half Brothers Brewery.
If you are interested in signing up as a business or purchasing a helmet sticker, contact Mandy at 701-787-8128 or email@example.com.