Bicycle Friendly Community

Thankful for the people and places committed to being a Bicycle Friendly Community

By Lauren Jenkins | November 21, 2019

Twice a year, the League honors communities, their city leaders and local advocates, with awards based on the progress these places have made on better biking. Today, we’re announcing the 65 communities who earned official Bicycle Friendly Community certification or Honorable Mentions.

39 cities and towns earn awards for efforts to design safer and more connected places for people to bike

By Lauren Jenkins | May 13, 2019

This Spring, 14 new and 25 renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities earned awards for their contributions towards building a more Bicycle Friendly America.

The State of Bicycle Counting 2018 Infographic

By Lauren Jenkins | January 4, 2019

We’re committed to building a Bicycle Friendly America which means helping more cities and towns meet the criteria to become Bicycle Friendly Communities. We couldn’t do that without the support…

League of American Bicyclists Announces 61 New and Renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities

By bikeleague | December 6, 2018

Sixty-one new and renewing towns and cities earned Bicycle Friendly Community status for their leadership and investment in infrastructure, education, and outreach.

Wheels and Spokes: Connecting Tallahassee’s Folks

By bikeleague | July 31, 2018

This year, Tallahassee, FL, was designated a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community. The city is making big strides toward becoming more multimodal and embracing a bicycle friendly mentality.

Transportation innovation in South Bend, Indiana

By bikeleague | July 3, 2018

South Bend, IN, a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community, has a rich history of hosting transportation innovation, starting with the Studebaker brothers first putting the city on the map as the home to wagon building in the mid-18th century.

The Villages: Building a Bicycle Friendly Community in Florida

By bikeleague | June 27, 2018

In our Spring round of Bicycle Friendly Community Awards, The Villages, FL, moved up from its previous level of Silver to Gold status. Ralph Monti, Chair of the League’s Board of Directors visited The Villages to present their Gold Award.

York, Pennsylvania’s Path to Becoming a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community

By bikeleague | June 6, 2018

With all the excitement about York’s recognition as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community, it is a time to reflect not only on how far we have come but also why we strive to become bicycle friendly in the first place.

Bicycle Friendly Community Program Reaches 450 Communities

By bikeleague | May 31, 2018

Today, to close out National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists is awarding 41 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities. With today’s announcement, there are now 450 BFCs in all 50 states and DC.

Carrollton, GA, “The Friendly City” becomes a Bicycle Friendly Community

By Ken McLeod | February 5, 2018

Carrollton’s BFC application was an unexpected pleasure. We look forward to more communities like Carrollton who bring energy and unique stories about how bicycling developed in their community.