Breckenridge Named Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community
Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Breckenridge is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized gold Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC)!
Breckenridge joins 488 communities across the United States that are transforming America one Bicycle Friendly Community at a time. “Communities like Breckenridge are leading the nation when it comes to important livability factors that people want where they call home, like safe and accessible places to bike,” said Bill Nesper, Executive Director at the League of American Bicyclists. “Breckenridge joins 53 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities as part of a movement toward more vibrant, healthy, sustainable and connected places. Our nation and globe are facing complex public health and road safety challenges, and we’re proud that Breckenridge and communities like it are embracing bicycling.”
With this latest round of new and renewing awardees, there are currently 488 BFCs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The gold BFC award recognizes Breckenridge’s commitment to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bike education programs, bike events that promote and encourage people to choose biking, pro-bike policies, and bike infrastructure.
"Bicycling is an important method to help us address carbon pollution, create community sense of place, and promote a healthy lifestyle. We continue to improve infrastructure and accessibility for cyclists to make it easier for people to choose to ride a bike rather than get in a car." - Jessie Burley, Sustainability Coordinator
Learn more about the League’s Bicycle Friendly Community program at bikeleague.org/community.