Bicycle Friendly Business Awards

I just ran across the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Business awards article.

It surprised me that Portland didn’t place better.

Does anyone have any experience with their business or employer filing for this? Looking at the qualifications, it looks like my employer could eke out a Bronze level and I’m wondering if this is something worth pursuing.

Because I’ve participated in the Love to Ride bike to work challenge in the past, I have an idea of the bike friendliness of businesses nearby and was surprised to see so few businesses with a bike culture on this list. So it seems that there’s some disconnect there.