Gates Corporation is a longtime supporter of efforts to make Denver more bike friendly and has a close relationship with the advocacy group BikeDenver. Gates has now upped its commitment to cycling by supporting a key program of BikeDenver. Gates has provided a $5,000 sponsorship that will allow BikeDenver staff members to attend a host of important training and development conferences including the Colorado Bicycle Summit, the New Belgium Brewing Regional Advocacy Conference and the highly regarded Velo-City Conference in Vienna, Austria. The sponsorship decision came from Tribby Warfield, Gates President of North America Commercial, who is an avid cyclist and follower of the sport.
“These opportunities will help BikeDenver learn the best practices, standards and techniques that have improved urban cycling in different regions and countries, and lead the effort to create a safer and more welcoming environment for bicycling in Denver,” says a news release from BikeDenver.
“Gates supported some of the earliest bicycle trails in Denver, and we continue to support the practical and recreational benefits of riding bikes and are proud to support BikeDenver,” says Todd Sellden, director of Carbon Drive Systems, the bicycle division of Gates. “They have done a great job in moving Denver to a benchmark city for bicycle access and right of way.”
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