Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ICYMI: K-State becomes first Bicycle Friendly University in Kansas

Kansas State University has been designated as the first Bicycle Friendly University in Kansas by the League of American Bicyclists.

The University has received the bicycle organization's Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly University award. In all, the league awarded or renewed bicycle-friendly status to 49 universities in 31 states this year, bringing the total of designated bicycle friendly universities and colleges to 127 in the nation (a list of all Bicycle Friendly Universities may be found here).

The Bicycle Friendly University program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bike-able campus for students, staff, and visitors. The program provides the road map and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling.

"Being designated as a bike-friendly campus is something to be proud of," said Derek Jackson, Director of Kansas State University's Housing and Dining Services. "Students and staff are biking more and more for both transportation needs as well as for recreational wellness.

Congratulations to K-State!

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