17 communities join “bicycle friendly” club

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The League of American Bicyclists opened Bike to Work Week on Monday by announcing its 17 new additions to the list Bicycle Friendly Communities.

Kudos to bicycle advocates and city staff and officials in those communities who worked together to achieve recognition for making the streets safer for bicyclists. The list now comprises 259 communities in 47 states.

Meanwhile, Fort Collins, Colorado rose to the platinum level. It joins Davis, Portland and Boulder among the highest ranked cities.

The new bicycle friendly communities represent areas in the North, Midwest, South, East and West. California leads the list of new bike friendly communities with 3.

Gold level

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Crested Butte, Colorado


  • Moab City and Grand County, Utah


  • Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Champaign, Illinois
  • Bath, Maine
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Eastern Placer County, California
  • Fernandina Beach, Florida
  • Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Greeley, Colorado
  • Newton, Massachusetts
  • Paso Robles, California
  • Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Temecula, California
  • Warsaw and Winona Lake, Indiana
  • Weston, Florida

Meanwhile, other communities received honorable mentions. They can look forward to future designations to the Bicycle Friendly Communities list as they make improvements.

Honorable Mentions

  • Banks OR 
  • Battle Creek MI 
  • Bedford MA 
  • Chula Vista CA 
  • Columbus GA 
  • Frankfort KY 
  • Glendale AZ 
  • Greenwood MS 
  • Hanover NH
  • Howard County MD 
  • Napa County CA 
  • Orem UT 
  • Rockingham County VA 
  • Staples MN 
  • Starkville MS
  • Takoma Park MD 
  • Topeka KS 


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