Frisco Trail Mini Storage and Bike Depot in Springfield, Mo., is one of two business to receive certification for the Bicycle Friendly Business Program, created by Ozark Greenways, a citizen's group working to develop a comprehensive greenway-trail system in the region. The program recognizes businesses that support riding for patrons and employees.
"I'm on it every day. I need to do it just to keep in shape," Bart Williams, owner of Frisco Trail Mini Storage, told the source.
Bambino's Cafe also earned the certification. In addition to promoting exercise, the program has been an economic driver for the two businesses, the source reported.
Frisco Trail Mini Storage and the café offer bike racks and bathrooms to riders as well as other amenities. The self-storage facility also provides direct access to the Frisco Highline Bike Trail, a 34-mile track that runs alongside the property. Additional amenities include showers, parking, free air, vending machines, and a work station where tenants can maintain and prep bikes for use.
"It's just something that's been really fun and added to a business that's not real exciting," Williams said.
Ozark Greenways is now accepting applications from other businesses. In addition to the certification, companies will receive program decals and be included in the Greenways online community list.
Frisco Trail Mini Storage offers indoor and outdoor storage. The property at 4175 North Willard Road is open seven days a week.
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