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League Recognizes 33 Schools With A Bicycle Friendly University Award

Published March 9, 2022

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The League of American Bicyclists celebrates 33 colleges and universities helping power the movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

Since the pandemic began, colleges and universities across the nation have met the challenge of keeping campus life thriving with innovation and resilience. Today, the League is proud to recognize that dedication by honoring 33 institutions with a Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award and three institutions with an Honorable Mention. With this announcement, there are now 222 Bicycle Friendly Universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia. 

“I am thrilled to celebrate 33 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities helping power the movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “On many campuses, bikes are simply another way to get around but at Bicycle Friendly Universities, we’ve seen that students, faculty and staff are encouraged to think beyond the utility of bikes as transportation, truly valuing their ability to foster a healthier, safer, more connected campus life. This round of BFUs are not only making it possible for people to bike around campus but are implementing policies, programs and infrastructure improvements that encourage people to drive less and bike more for their health and the planet.”

Institutions named as Honorable Mentions display some efforts to address the need of bicyclists on their campus, and those who go on to receive an award show significant progress in investing time and resources to make their campuses more welcoming to people who bike. In this round, four institutions climbed the ranks from previous Honorable Mentions to earn their first BFU awards, that climbed the ranks including Western Washington University and New York University, which were both awarded a Silver-level award, as well as the University of San Francisco and University at Albany, which both received a Bronze-level award. 

Six current BFUs are moving up from Bronze to Silver designations with this announcement, and one campus, Indiana University Bloomington, is moving up from Silver to Gold.

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The next deadline to apply for Bicycle Friendly University recognition is August 10, 2022. To apply or learn more about the BFU program, visit For questions about this release or other media inquiries, please email

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