DENVER, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) today announced it was ranked first place in employee participation in the large business category for Denver's Bike to Work Day. Held June 28, 2017, more than 144 Denver-based Bridgepoint Education, Ashford University, and University of the Rockies employees participated in Denver's Bike to Work Day. This is the second consecutive year Bridgepoint has placed first in the large business category.
"Bridgepoint Education supports employee health and wellness and is honored to be recognized again this year for placing first in the large business category for the Bike to Work Day business challenge," said Dr. Ted Blashak, regional vice president of shared services operations for Bridgepoint Education. "Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity for Bridgepoint employees to stay active and participate in a community effort to help the environment."
Organized by the Denver Regional Council of Governments' Way to Go program, the Bike to Work Day event is a grassroots effort by cities, counties, transportation planners, and community organizations across the state to educate commuters about the benefits of using two wheels to get to work. The annual event is designed to encourage people to utilize their bikes as an alternative means for transportation in order to reduce congestion and improve air quality.
Bike to Work Day was first celebrated in the city of Boulder, Colo. more than 25 years ago. In 1995, the Denver Regional Council of Governments began helping the area's cities and counties link their individual events together. Today, the event is celebrated in many communities in Colorado and throughout the nation.
For more information on Bike to Work Day, visit www.biketoworkday.us/ or to view Bridgepoint's Colorado Bike to Work Day 2017 album on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/pg/BridgepointEducation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1602021813155289.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636 or email [email protected].
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