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NMSU named 2017 Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

New Mexico State University has been named among 2017’s most bicycle-friendly universities by the League of American Bicyclists, a national organization that focuses on creating a bicycle-friendly America.


NMSU renewed its 2015 bronze-level designation from the League of American Bicyclists, which recognizes amenities such as good bike access to public transportation, arterial streets with bike lanes and bicycle skills classes among other things.

The prestigious award is presented only to campuses with remarkable commitments to bicycling, and is awarded based on multiple factors, such as bicycle education, infrastructure improvements, ride encouragement programs, staffing and safety.

“NMSU is proud to receive this award, and encourages all students, staff and faculty to support NMSU’s commitment to being an active, healthy, and environmentally responsible campus by supporting bicycling,” said Jack Kirby, assistant director of Environmental Health and Safety at NMSU.

NMSU currently has more than 2,000 slots for parking bikes throughout campus, extended bicycle lanes, four Fix-It repair stations for cyclists to complete a number of tasks, safety courses, a full-service bike shop located in the activity center and an opportunity for bicycle rentals.

“This latest class of Bicycle Friendly University awardees shows a wonderful commitment to safety, health and sustainability through their efforts to support bicycling on campus,” said Amelia Neptune, director of the League’s Bicycle Friendly America Program. “We applaud this round of BFUs for raising the standard and being innovative in making bicycling a safe, convenient and enjoyable option for students, staff and visitors alike.”

The latest class of Bicycle Friendly Universities will maintain their 2017 awards through 2021, at which time they’ll be required to reapply to the BFU program to either maintain or improve their award status.

For more information, visit https://bikes.nmsu.edu/.