maybe this would work?? i got this in an email, and have been sending it to local businesses.
Pass it on to some of the shops you like!
This is a way of supporting local business, bicycle commuting, and the environment. It allows local businesses to offer patrons, who traveled by bike to the store/shop, a discount on all goods and services. The amount of the discount (in the range of 5%-15%) is for the business to decide.
This proposition will not be posed to non-local business
Publicly supporting alternative transportation
Being networked with many other Charlottesville businesses who participate.
To get started, decide how much of a discount you will offer. Then start giving that discount to people who have a helmet in hand, bike with them, or obviously look like they are riding a bike. After people know about the discount you offer, they may inform you that they rode in by bike. You may choose to advertise your discount and or involvement. Choosing to put the bicycle wheel “logo” on you door, window, register, or somewhere else, will be a good way to inform patrons easily (logo should be attached in the email). Feel free to use it in other form of advertising, or alter it, there is no copyright or regulation.
You may decide to be strongly active in this or just a little active, is completely up to you.
Nobody will be “in charge” of this movement. It is simply an idea thrown out there, and it’s free to become whatever Charlottesville makes it. So, feel free to put any twist on it that you see fit.
This idea was thought up by a few local commuters who work at local businesses. Please help advocate bike commuting and local business by participating and spreading the word. You may pass this along to other businesses.