Salida named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

The City of Salida and Salida Recreation are proud to announce that our community has been chosen as an official Bicycle Friendly Community. This designation comes from the League of American Bicyclists and is decided following a lengthy application process.

The Silver Level designation will be presented at the City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15. An award ceremony will be scheduled later this month to celebrate the award with the Salida community.

The Bicycle Friendly Community program helps communities like Salida evaluate their quality of life and sustainability and transportation needs, while allowing us to benchmark our progress toward improving our bicycle-friendliness.

The program has accepted nearly 600 applications for designation since 2002. Currently, there are 291 Bicycle Friendly Communities in the U.S.

About the Bicycle Friendly America Program

The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/

The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America’s 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org.