Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat and New Belgium Brewing's Mike Craft toast news of the city's Platinum award
We're thrilled by the news that Fort Collins has been named a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The city moved up from Gold level.
Colorado is now the only state boasting two Platinum-level communities--Boulder is the other. Davis, Calif., and Portland, Ore., round out the list of four communities at the top.
The award process is rigorous. You can watch a video the City of Fort Collins produced and read its application, which details the work done to improve their community through better bicycling.
Two other Colorado communities joined the ranks of Bicycle Friendly Communities.
Crested Butte debuted at the Gold level (Colorado has the most Gold-level communities)
Greeley debuted at the Bronze level
Our state now has 19 Bicycle Friendly Communities, which we think says amazing things about riding bicycles for fun, transportation, health and competition.