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Bike Friendly Cities for National Bike Week

If you're really into biking, you may want to check out these Bicycle Friendly Communities. There is actually a Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign - they award cities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly Community provides safe accommodations for cycling and encourages its residents to bike for transportation and recreation.

These cities have an awareness of bikers, and many of their roads have bike lanes. When roads feel safe for riding, MORE people ride their bikes.

I hope this encourages other cities to put time and money into making their cities more Bike Friendly. It can be both scary and dangerous for bikers trying to share the road with cars. Awareness and safety precautions are so important, since biking is a great form of transportation, it's good for the environment, and keeps people active and healthy.

Want to know which city won the Platinum Award in praise of the bike? It's Davis, California!

These cities received the Gold Award (in alphabetical order):

  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Corvalis, Oregon
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Palo Alto, California
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Francisco, California
  • Tucson/Pima Eastern Region, Arizona

Want to see which cities received Bronze Awards for being Bicycle Friendly? Then

These are just a few (in alphabetical order). To see the complete list, visit

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Brunswick Maine
  • Burlington, VT
  • Cary, North Carolina
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Lawrence, Kansas
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Presidio of San Francisco, California
  • Redmond, Washington
  • Roswell, Georgia
  • Sacramento, California
  • South Lake Tahoe, California
  • South Sioux City, Nebraska
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