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October 16, 2013by Liz MurphyNewport, R.I., has "returned to its roots" as a hub for bicycling. The birthplace of the League back in the late 1800s, Newport was named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community yesterday. Newport is also now the first BFC in Rhode Island, growing the network of BFCs to 48 states.
October 8, 2013by Liz MurphyAs the national voice for America's bicyclists, the League is based in Washington, D.C., but our staff is constantly on the road to make biking better in your community. We attend conferences and Summit from coast to coast to share our knowledge, listen and learn. We present workshops on how to get funding for bike projects, visit leaders to advance our Bicycle Friendly Community program — and...
September 18, 2013by Bill NesperWe created the Diamond Bicycle Friendly Community challenge to keep setting a high bar for the leading BFCs, one that takes into account safety and levels of ridership. In doing so, we looked to our friends in the city of Copenhagen for examples. No, we're not expecting every city and town in America to adopt the Copenhagen model, but these communities at the top are doing really well and we need...
September 13, 2013by Carolyn SzczepanskiAs the national voice for America's bicyclists, the League is based in Washington, D.C., but our staff is constantly on the road to make biking better in your community. So how have we been serving you — and where will we be next? Here's this week's recap and a look ahead...