There are normally two application cycles a year – one in spring and one in fall. A new cycle usually begins the day after an application cycle closes, so applicants have several months to fill out the online application. (Please note in 2022 there will only be one application cycle, opening in May 2022 and closing in the Fall. Learn more.)
After a brief review of the general community profile, the applicant will continue to the reporting portion of the application, which asks questions about the community’s engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation efforts. We refer to these sections as the Five E's. Most questions are multiple choice. This comprehensive questionnaire is designed to yield a holistic picture of an applicant community's work to promote bicycling.