Standing Stone Bike Program Rolls Into Second Year
This month marks the One-Year Anniversary of the kick off of our Standing Stone Brewing Co. Commuter Bike Program: the RPM Club. The goal is to Reduce car trips, Promote living and working in Ashland, and Maintain an active lifestyle
Employees who’ve worked 1000 hours with Standing Stone and agree to bike commute at least 45 times to and from work per year receive a free Kona commuter bike.
We’ve had rolling success with this program, with over 700 logged trips made among our employee bike commuters! This is truly exciting for Standing Stone, since a large majority of our bike riders were car commuters before last August.
Since purchasing our first round of 17 bikes, with a lot of support from Ashland Bicycle Works, we’ve added another four to our fleet and piqued interest in our program from other businesses in the area. Rogue Creamery purchased their own bikes last year after consulting with our owners and admiring our enthusiastic employees. In fact, they brought on even more bikes to their staff than our original round!
In celebration of our anniversary, we will be participating in the annual Bike Commute Challenge put on by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance of Oregon. For the month of September, businesses and individuals who participate log trips and mileage to challenge others in the state and local community. And we do it just for fun! We have several employees who have not yet received their Standing Stone Commuter bikes and they still participated last year to contribute a large portion of our logged miles. A big thanks to our staff for showing motivation all on their own!