Published: Jan. 12, 2017

bike stationThe League of American Bicyclists has recognized the University of Colorado Boulder with the Gold Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award, joining 18 other Gold Bicycle Friendly Universities.

The University of Colorado Boulder joins a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities across the United States transforming their campuses and the communities around them. There are now 164 BFUs in 44 states and Washington, D.C.

“In its fifth year, we’ve seen the Bicycle Friendly University program’s momentum continue to grow and reach even more campuses across the country,” said Bill Nesper, Programs Director. “We applaud this round of BFUs for raising the standard and being innovative in making bicycling a safe, convenient and enjoyable option for students, staff and visitors alike.”


Being a Bike Friendly University has given students and faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder easy options for traveling via bicycle. The University encourages bicycling as a healthy option for sustainable travel and provides amenities such as bike stations for no additional cost bike repairs, rentals, registration, secured storage and information about B-cycle bike share stations on campus. CU strives to get all affiliates out of cars and into a better mode of transportation such as on a bike, bus, carpool, foot, skateboard, or a combination of those.

Moving forward, the University of Colorado Boulder will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When colleges and universities invest in bicycling, great things happen: Decreased carbon footprint, decreased need for parking, and increased use of sustainable transportation options to and from campus.

To apply or learn more about the free BFU program, visit the League online at

About the Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM Program

The Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by Planet Bike and League members. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.