Fort Collins has been been awarded
the Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists!
Fort Collins solidified its
place among the nation’s most bicycle friendly communities when the League of
American Bicyclists announced Fort
Collins achieved Gold Level designation in the Bicycle
Friendly Community program.
The announcement, which occurred earlier today, recognized Fort Collins’ efforts to promote
bicycling and plans to continually improve the ease, convenience, and safety of
traveling by bike.
This award is a result of strong local partnerships and community
support. The bike organizations,
bike shops, and citizens have worked hard to create one of the best
bike community’s in the nation.
Fort Collins is one of nine other U.S. communities with
the gold level designation. Other gold level communities include, Corvallis,
OR; Madison, WI; Palo Alto, CA; Stanford University, CA; San Francisco, CA; and
Tucson/East Pima Region, AZ; Seattle, WA, and Jackson, WY. There are only
three other communities that have attained the platinum level designation:
Portland, Oregon, Davis, California, and Boulder, CO (also just awarded). The Bicycle Friendly Community program uses a
level rating system: honorable mention, bronze, silver, gold, and
The elite nature of this award reinforces the
City's reputation as a leader in environmental stewardship and creating healthy,
vibrant communities. Fort Collins’ strong
biking culture, including hundreds of miles of bike trails and lanes, is often
cited as an important component to our quality of life and our community’s
ability to retain and attract quality employers and their employees.
Hot off the heels of this announcement, the City of Fort Collins and partnering organizations already have plans to pursue the
platinum level designation. We’re proud of this accomplishment and we know that we have
the right plans, the right infrastructure, and the right partnerships to reach
that platinum level and beyond.
Ride your bike or FREE Fort Collins Biodiesel Shuttle Buses ...
On Sat, Oct. 4th,
invites you to bring a kid to Lory State Park
for National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! Other IMBA clubs and
patrols around the globe will also celebrate the fifth annual National
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. The event provides a great opportunity
to help kids have fun. Whether you bring a few kids -- or a few hundred
-- outdoors on their bikes you'll be helping the next generation gain
an appreciation for the healthy, low-impact activity of mountain
biking. So bring a kid and come on out, registration deadline is Sept. 27th.