Tools and Resources
We cannot create a Bicycle Friendly America℠ on our own.
Every time you ride a bike you are helping our Bicycle Friendly America program. We want to make sure you have the best resources to transform your community, workplace, campus and state into one which can be recognized by us as bicycle-friendly. Receiving such nationwide recognition by the League demonstrates measurable success in achieving goals of the program, and also helps us provide public awareness of bicycling issues.
Here are some tools to help your local and state efforts through the BFA℠ program.
If you have questions on how to use any of the below-mentioned tools, please give us a call 202-822-1333.
Toolkits for Pursuing BFA recognition
The BFC, BFB, BFU, and BFS programs are described in one booklet.
The digital BFA Booklet is designed to give advocates, elected officials, business leaders, students, and university administrators a comprehensive look at the BFA programs. A visual and written tour of the four programs, the small booklet also includes a brief self-assessment tool to evaluate the bicycle-friendliness of your community, business, or university.
The booklet is available for download and print. Print your desired quantities and place a local organization sticker on the back of the booklet.
Promoting the BFA programs on your website is a terrific way of highlighting the success stories in your area (i.e. awarded businesses, communities, and universities). Using your website as a connector for all your local or regional BFA awardees makes for a more robust bicycle-friendly network.
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Hosting a BFA presentation is a cost effective and efficient way of distributing information about any of the four programs. This could be done onsite or through a webinar by a local advocate, League staff, or both. Organization of a BFA presentation is easy and is a great way to bring together various local partners and build momentum.
Download an overview of the BFA program or a presentation specific to BFB, BFC, or BFU below or request a copy in PowerPoint format, email email@example.com. The presentations are each about 10-15 minutes in length with the script and can be presented at your convenience.
Organize a webinar for your region with a League representative by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The BFC program provides guidance to make your distinct vision for a bikeable community a reality.
Through our Bicycle Friendly Business program, employers are recognized for their efforts to encourage a more bicycle friendly atmosphere.
The Bicycle Friendly University program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors.
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