Bicycle Friendly Community

Meet Our Bikes Count Winner Part 1: Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance

By Raven Wells | September 22, 2021

In part one of a two-part series, read about how our friends at Eco-Counter delved into the bike data of our ‘Bikes Count’ data competition winner: Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance.

Updating what it takes to be a Bicycle Friendly Community

By Amelia Neptune | August 9, 2021

The Bicycle Friendly Community program is evolving—learn how.

The Story Behind a BFA: Bellingham, Washington

By Raven Wells | July 30, 2021

Bellingham, Washington’s upgrade to a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community followed years of infrastructure improvements for those who bike, walk and roll. Read how it was made possible through the Bellingham Transportation Fund.

League Honors 37 Places Pedaling Their Way to a Bicycle Friendly America

By Raven Wells | May 19, 2021

The League of American Bicyclists is proud to honor 37 places with a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Award in its Spring 2021 round.

Bikes Count: a data competition during bike month with Eco-Counter

By Amelia Neptune | May 3, 2021

Eco-Counter and The League are proud to announce the Bikes Count data competition during Bike Month.

The view from the bike lanes of South Bend

By bikeleague | December 22, 2020

We asked our former intern Toria Sullivan, a native of South Bend who went on to work on the Pete for America campaign, for her thoughts on the nation’s next…

51 Places Honored in Fall 2020 Round of Bicycle Friendly Community Awards

By Lauren Jenkins | December 16, 2020

Today, the League of American Bicyclists honors 51 places with a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award in our Fall 2020 round. An additional 16 applicants earned Honorable Mentions. The 51…

Socially distanced Safe Routes to School

By bikeleague | October 9, 2020

A generation of kids now views bikes as freedom machines. If we can sustain those feelings for this generation we can have a positive impact on the transportation choices these kids make as they get older.

38 Places Recognized with a Bicycle Friendly Community Award

By Amelia Neptune | June 10, 2020

As more Americans turn to biking during the pandemic, the League of American Bicyclists honors the communities across the country making biking better for everyone.

Encouraging physical activity with safer streets

By Lauren Jenkins | January 16, 2020

It’s a foundational belief at the League: when more people ride bikes, life is better for everyone. One way we know bicycling improves lives is that it contributes to the…