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Willmar named a Bicycle Friendly Community

WILLMAR -- The League of American Bicyclists recognized Willmar with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award.With the announcement today of 34 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities, Willmar joins communities in all 50 states that are tr...

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WILLMAR - The League of American Bicyclists recognized Willmar with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award.
With the announcement today of 34 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities, Willmar joins communities in all 50 states that are transforming neighborhoods.
The bronze award recognizes Willmar’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies, according to a news release from the League of American Bicyclists.
“We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, vice president of programs at the League of American Bicyclists.
With today’s announcement, there are now 372 Bicycle Friendly Communities in all 50 states.
Willmar Bikes member Sofia Mera said in the release, “We have seen more paint on the road and more paths assigned for bikers. This is just the beginning, we are going to go forward.”
The Bicycle Friendly Community program provides a roadmap to making a community bike friendly, and the application itself has become a tool in itself.
To apply or learn more about the Bicycle Friendly Community program, visit bikeleague.org/community.

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