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56 Bicycle Friendly Businesses Recognized During Bike Month

By Marlee Townsend | May 9, 2024
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What does the company at the top of the Fortune 500 list have in common with a rural soup kitchen? As of today, they’re both officially Bicycle Friendly Businesses! Ahead of…

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44 New and Renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses Making Biking Better 

By Marlee Townsend | February 22, 2024
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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the League of American Bicyclists celebrates 44 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses, who join the ranks of 1,480 other BFBs in all 50 states and…

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58 New and Renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities Raising the Standard for Better Biking

By Marlee Townsend | February 2, 2024
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Life is better for everyone when more people ride bikes, and communities across the country are striving to bring this vision into reality. To celebrate that progress, the League of…

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League of American Bicyclists Acquires Trips for Kids National in Expansion of its Youth Engagement Work

By Bike League | September 14, 2023
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Trips for Kids National is in the process of completing a transfer of its programs to the League of American Bicyclists. Started 1988, Trips for Kids has built a movement…

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New “E-Bike Smart” Rider Education Course Launches

By Bike League | August 30, 2023
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E-Bike Smart, a new electric bicycle rider safety education program created by PeopleForBikes, the League of American Bicyclists, and Bicycle Colorado, is launching to the public on August 30. Designed…

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League of American Bicyclists Recognizes 45 Cities and Towns with New and Renewing Bicycle Friendly Community Awards

By Lauren Jenkins | May 31, 2023
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As National Bike Month comes to a close, the League of American Bicyclists is recognizing 45 cities and towns for earning Bicycle Friendly Community awards, plus five communities that earned…

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48 Bicycle Friendly Businesses Recognized for Efforts to Make Biking for Travel and Transportation Possible for Everyone 

By Lauren Jenkins | May 8, 2023
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League of American Bicyclists honors businesses across the country for demonstrating commitment to bettering bicycling   WASHINGTON, DC — Ahead of Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists is…

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Cruise endorses guidelines for safe interactions with cyclists – and shows how they’ll meet them

By Ken McLeod | March 27, 2023
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In the nascent autonomous vehicle (AV) industry, ensuring those vehicles interact safely with bicyclists  must be a core competency. It’s why the League worked to develop guidelines for safe AV-cyclist…

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More than 500 Cities and Towns Across America Are League-Certified Bicycle Friendly Communities

By Raven Wells | December 14, 2022
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Today, the League of American Bicyclists honors 32 cities and towns with a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award.

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37 Schools Recognized As Bicycle Friendly Universities

By Raven Wells | November 9, 2022
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Today, the League is proud to honor 37 institutes of higher education in its 2022 round of Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) awards.

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Waymo Endorses the League and Argo AI’s Efforts to Promote Safe AV-Cyclist Interactions

By Lauren Jenkins | October 12, 2022
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Waymo has endorsed our efforts to promote safe autonomous vehicle-cyclist interactions.

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48 Companies Awarded League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Business Status

By Raven Wells | September 28, 2022
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Today, the League reached over 1,500 Bicycle Friendly Businesses.

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Enhanced Bicycle Friendly Community Application Raises Standards for Places Seeking Awards

By Lauren Jenkins | July 18, 2022
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Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) launches an enhanced application process.

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The League Celebrates Latest Bicycle Friendly Business Awards During Bike to Work Week

By Raven Wells | May 16, 2022
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To mark the beginning of National Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists is pleased to honor 45 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses for their year-round efforts…

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The League and Doordash Release 13 New Dual-language Smart Cycling Videos

By Raven Wells | May 1, 2022
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Thanks to our partners at DoorDash, we just released 13 NEW dual-language Smart Cycling videos!

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New state in the top spot of our Bicycle Friendly States rankings

By Lauren Jenkins | April 19, 2022
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For Immediate Release League of American Bicyclists Releases Ranking of States Based on Policies and Practices to Protect Bicyclists and Promote Bicycling New State Tops Bicycle Friendly States Ranking For…

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33 Schools Recognized With A Bicycle Friendly University Award

By Raven Wells | March 9, 2022
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Today, the League is proud to recognize 33 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFU) in our 2021 round of awards!

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32 ORGANIZATIONS EARN BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARDS

By Raven Wells | January 27, 2022
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The League of American Bicyclists recognizes small, medium, and large businesses rising up to build a Bicycle Friendly America.

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NEW REPORT: BENCHMARKING BIKE NETWORKS

By Raven Wells | January 26, 2022
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A new report from the League demonstrates the importance of bike infrastructure and bike networks. “Benchmarking Bike Networks” showcases five cities with increased ridership and safety through building bike lanes in connected networks.

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55 Communities Transforming Bicycling This Fall

By Raven Wells | December 8, 2021
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The League of American Bicyclists is proud to honor 55 places with a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award in its Fall 2021 round of awards.

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Bicycling Benefits Business

By Raven Wells | November 10, 2021
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In an update to our 2009 publication on the economic benefits of bicycling, our 2021 ‘Bicycling Benefits Business’ report highlights why life — and the economy — is better for everyone when more people are on bikes.

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Reconnecting to the New Majority

By Lauren Jenkins | November 4, 2021
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Today, the League releases a new report, “Reconnecting to the New Majority,” to update our understanding of demographic trends in bicycling, identify areas of focus to ensure that all people have access to safe bicycling.

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“Drive Less, Bike More” Rides 1 Million Miles!

By Raven Wells | October 29, 2021
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It’s official: we’re now over 1 million miles of car trips turned bike trips in our “Drive Less, Bike More” campaign!

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The League Launches Campaign to Reach 1 Million Miles of Bike Trips

By Raven Wells | August 31, 2021
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Drive Less, Bike More Campaign begins on September 1 with a goal to encourage more Americans to shift from trips by car to trips by bike.

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37 Bicycle Friendly Businesses Pedaling to New Heights

By Raven Wells | August 26, 2021
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The League is proud to recognize 33 organizations with a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) Award in its Summer 2021 round.

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LEAGUE HONORS 33 BUSINESSES BUILDING UP A BICYCLE FRIENDLY AMERICA

By Raven Wells | June 8, 2021
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The League is proud to recognize 33 places with a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) Award in its Spring 2021 round.

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

By Raven Wells | May 19, 2021
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The League of American Bicyclists is proud to honor 37 places with a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Award in its Spring 2021 round.

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QBP-Sponsored Scholarships for BIPOC to Train as League Cycling Instructors

By Lauren Jenkins | April 19, 2021
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Quality Bicycle Products and the League of American Bicyclists announced today 40 scholarship opportunities for Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color who want to become League Cycling Instructors.

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38 Schools earn Bicycle Friendly University Awards

By Lauren Jenkins | February 18, 2021
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The League’s 2020 round of Bicycle Friendly University awards, announced today, honor 38 institutions as Bicycle Friendly Universities, including four institutions new to the program.

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43 organizations earn Bicycle Friendly Business awards

By Lauren Jenkins | January 27, 2021
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In Fall 2020 round of awards, Tampa moves to the top spot on the League’s list of cities with the most Bicycle Friendly Businesses

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New League online learning portal offers free bike education lessons

By Alison Dewey | January 15, 2021
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The League has a new way to learn bike skills – learn.bikeleague.org.

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

By Lauren Jenkins | December 16, 2020
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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…

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13 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards Reflect Resilience and Challenges

By Lauren Jenkins | September 17, 2020
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Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced 13 companies earned Bicycle Friendly Business awards in its Summer 2020 round of awards, along with two earning Honorable Mentions. The Bicycle Friendly…

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75 organizations earn Bicycle Friendly Business awards this spring

By Lauren Jenkins | July 9, 2020
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Spring 2020 round of BFB awards recognizes companies and groups across the country for their commitment to encouraging biking.

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38 Places Recognized with a Bicycle Friendly Community Award

By Amelia Neptune | June 10, 2020
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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.

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How the League and Uber are partnering to keep people on bikes safe

By BillN | March 16, 2020
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Today, the League and Uber announced a new safety partnership towards building healthier, sustainable, vibrant communities.

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With 153 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards, Program Nears 1,400 Business Partners in Bike Movement

By Lauren Jenkins | January 15, 2020
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With the latest round of awards, a family could fly from their home in Tampa to visit the Grand Canyon and patronize hundreds of bike-minded businesses along the way.

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

By Lauren Jenkins | November 21, 2019
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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.

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48 Institutions Earn Bicycle Friendly University Certification

By Lauren Jenkins | October 17, 2019
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208 colleges and universities currently hold the Bicycle Friendly University status certified by the League of American Bicyclists.

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

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83 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses help build a more Bicycle Friendly America

By Amelia Neptune | May 2, 2019
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The League welcomes new companies, government organizations, museums, and residential buildings to the growing movement to make biking better

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PRESS RELEASE: New Report from the League of American Bicyclists Shows National Public Health Crisis

By Lauren Jenkins | February 8, 2019
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Number of bicyclists killed reached 25-year high as transportation policies at federal and state levels require greater urgency to create a more Bicycle Friendly America

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League Recognizes 82 New and Renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses

By Amelia Neptune | December 19, 2018
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Today, the League of American Bicyclists is honoring 82 businesses in 30 states with its prestigious Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) designation.

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Press Release: Congress Decreases Funding for Biking & Walking

By bikeleague | June 28, 2012
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From America Bikes: On Friday, Congress will vote on a new transportation bill that reverses years of progress on biking and walking policy and cuts by 60 to 70 percent…

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