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Grubb Employees Lead Charge To Make Apartment Complexes Bike Friendly


May 30, 2023
The Link Apartments West End in Greenville, South Carolina, has an app-controlled BCycle station where residents can pick up electric bikes. (Grubb Properties)


May’s designation as National Bike Month has given the employees of apartment developer Grubb Properties and its cycling-centric leader another chance to showcase one of the main sustainability features at its properties.

Employees across the company’s Sun Belt properties took to their cycles on May 19, also known as National Bike to Work Day, to support the cause.

Ditching cars is nothing new for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based firm. CEO Clay Grubb, whose father Robert Grubb founded the business in 1963, is often seen cycling in Charlotte’s South End. He led a bike ride during the company’s annual investor day in October to tour the future site of CYKEL Apartments, the company’s car-free development across the street from the city’s Blue Blaze Brewery.

The company has built 541 bike storage spaces across six of its Link Apartments-branded properties built since 2019 in cities including Memphis, Tennessee, Greenville, South Carolina, and Atlanta.

“We design Link Apartments to reduce the need for car ownership and to enable and encourage alternate forms of transportation,” Emily Ethridge, Grubb Properties corporate communications director, said in an email. “When selecting acquisition sites, we look for easy access to greenways or bike lanes to enable bike commuting. This approach benefits our residents, our communities and the environment.”

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