Awards

2011

Star Tribune Names QBP as One of the Twin Cities’ Top Workplaces

QBP Named to Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work

2010

Entrepreneur of the Year Presented by the University of Minnesota

QBP Named to Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work

2009

2009 Bicycle Friendly Business Award—Platinum Level Presented by the League of American Bicyclists

2008

Upper Midwest Winner for the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Presented to Steve Flagg, QBP president, in recognition of the company’s excellence in the distribution category of the Upper Midwest regional program. Ernst & Young LLP gives the prestigious award to entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses

Bicycle Friendly Business Award—Gold Level

Minnesota Governor’s Award for Environment

Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year Presented to Steve Flagg, president of QBP

2007

QBP Receives Carbon Buster Award from Senator Klobuchar

2006

HighJump Distinguished Customer Award
HighJump Software recognized QBP for its success in using the HighJump warehouse management system to drive supply chain excellence. QBP was among four of HighJump Software’s more than 700 customers to receive the honor.

Distributor of the Year, Tier 1
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

2005

Specialized Commuter Cup: First Place for 101+ Employee Company
For highest percentage of bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day Sponsored by Specialized Bicycles

2004

Best Workplace for Commuters Designation
This joint award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recognized QBP for its leadership in meeting the EPA’s National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits.

Distributor of the Year, Tier 1
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

2003

Commuter Choice Award
Specialized Commuter Cup: First Place for 101+ Employee Company

2002

BPSA Advocacy Award
Bicycle Products and Suppliers Association

Advocate of the Year
Awarded to Gary Sjoquist, QBP bicycle industry advocate, in recognition of his work on landmark transportation legislation that resulted in billions of dollars in federal funds for bike trails in communities across America. Presented by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Supplier Advocate of the Year
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Distributor of the Year, Tier 1
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

2001

BRaINy Award: Bicycle Advocacy Supplier Award
For intelligence, initiative, and leadership in bicycle advocacy

BRaINy Award: Bicycle Advocacy Supplier Award
For intelligence, initiative, and leadership in bicycle advocacy

BRaINy Award: Man of the Year
Recognizing Steve Flagg for intelligence, initiative, and leadership in the advancement of American bicycling.

2000

Specialized Commuter Cup — First Place for Medium-sized Company
For highest percentage of bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day Sponsored by Specialized Bicycles

BRaINy Award: Bicycle Advocacy Supplier Award
For intelligence, initiative, and leadership in bicycle advocacy

Award of Excellence
For outstanding contributions in the promotion of physical activity Minnesota Council on Physical Activities and Sport

1999

Specialized Commuter Cup — First Place for Medium-sized Company
For highest percentage of bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day Sponsored by Specialized Bicycles

B-Bop Small Company Champion
For bicycle commuting Minnesota Department of Transportation

1998

Commuter Choice Award for Small Organizations
Metro Commuter Services

Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year — Finalist, Minnesota and Dakotas
Awarded to Steve Flagg and Mary Henrickson Ernst and Young

1997

Commendation
For leadership in the bicycle industry and support of bicycle advocacy Minnesota Coalition of Bicycles