UNC Named Bike-Friendly University

UNC Campus Rec offers 100 cruiser bicycles, like the one pictured above, and 20 mountain bikes, with UNC designs. All bikes come with a helmet and lock, as well as the option to use a front-mounted basket. Five bike repair stands are also situated along the campus bike path.

Photo by Barry LaPoint

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the University of Northern Colorado with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award, making it just one of 100 visionary colleges and universities from across the country to achieve the designation.

With the announcement of 33 new and renewing BFUs today in 20 states, UNC joins a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities from across the United States transforming their campuses and the communities around them. There are now 100 BFUs in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

"Campus leaders are recognizing the real-time and long-term impact that a culture of bicycling can create," said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. "We applaud this new round of colleges and universities for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their staff, students and surrounding communities."

Moving forward, UNC 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: decreasing the carbon foot print, connecting UNC to the community and is a fun and healthy campus culture.

To apply or learn more about the free BFU program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/university.

For more information about Campus Rec's bike program, visit http://www.unco.edu/campusrec/outdoor_pursuits/cruiserbikes/index.html