Fort Collins named the best place in the nation to ride your bike

Fort Collins named the best place in the nation to ride your bike
Posted at 9:12 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 23:12:47-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Sorry Boulder, but another city is taking the spot for best bike town in Colorado this week.

It turns out Fort Collins has been named the best city to ride your bike in this great land we call the United States of America. That’s according to PeopleForBikes.

And before you raise arms in protest, Boulder: you came in third, behind Wausau, Wisconsin.

Weird, right?!

Eh, not really, considering the score took into account street design, inclusive social rides like Bike Party or Slow Roll, public officials working to quickly make biking better – especially in what PeopleForBikes called “disinvested areas.”

But this isn’t the first accolade for the City of Fort Collins. The city has already been named a “Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community,” the highest ranking from the League of American Bicyclists, according to PeopleForBikes.

“This is a great honor and one that shows how important cycling is to our community,” said Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell. “Our amazing cyclists and cycling infrastructure helps to make Fort Collins a wonderful place to enjoy and safely travel by bicycle.”

To see more on how PeopleForBikes came up with the score, click here.