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Allegiance CU Named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business by League of American Bicyclists
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 6:55 AM

Bike League

Makes history as first business in Oklahoma to receive distinction

On Dec. 10, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Allegiance Credit Union (ACU) with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, joining more than 1,090 visionary businesses from across the country. With the announcement of 43 new and renewing BFBs today, ACU joins a cutting-edge group of more than 1,090 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace.

“The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role in making the country a safer, happier, and more sustainable place to live and work,” said Amelia Neptune, League Bicycle Friendly Business program manager. “We applaud this new round of businesses, including Allegiance Credit Union, for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

Allegiance has a long-standing relationship with the cycling community through its senior vice president and chief operating officer, Amy Downs. A survivor of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Amy launched a campaign of self-improvement and empowerment and incorporated cycling into an intense regime that resulted in her losing 200 lbs. An avid cyclist and runner, the former president of the Oklahoma Bicycle Society spends lots of time training for marathons and triathlons and fearlessly cycling hundreds of miles across the state. By inspiring her co-workers, she has helped to transform the culture of the workplace into one that views cycling as a means to a better lifestyle.

Moving forward, ACU will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business.

About Allegiance Credit Union
Allegiance Credit Union, formerly Federal Employees Credit Union (FECU), was chartered in February 1963 under the Oklahoma State Banking Laws. It was originally located in the basement of the Federal Courthouse and then moved into the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. April 19, 1995, changed lives drastically as the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building had been bombed and 33 employees drastically turned into 15. In February 2002, Federal Employees Credit Union became a community charter, allowing membership from the six counties surrounding Oklahoma City; thus changing the name to Allegiance Credit Union on May 1, 2003. Allegiance Credit Union continues to grow in asset size, membership, and branch locations. The legacy of FECU, the restoration, and continued growth as Allegiance Credit Union makes members and employees alike, proud to be credit union people. To learn more about Allegiance Credit Union, visit www.allegiancecu.org.