Bicycle Friendly in the Beehive State
The League of American Bicyclists Friday, Jul. 06, 2018
Cute puppies. Alleycats. Campouts. You have arrived at Utah State University at the base of the Bear River Mountains. It’s home to Aggie Blue Bikes, the campus bike shop where the only goal is to get more people on more bikes, more often. ... Over 350 three-month check-outs and 1,200 toolboard uses per year help accomplish the mission. ... The versatility of bicycles has provided an impetus for local groups to promote bicycles as for fun, health, and transportation. They play an important role in the university’s goal of contributing to a high quality of life for present and future Aggies. ... Bikes aren’t just in the mountains. They are the focus of community events including, Little Red Riding Hood, one of the largest all-women’s bike rides; the start-line of Lotoja, the longest one-day USAC-sanctioned bicycle race; and several other fun and competitive rides. ... In addition to Aggie Blue Bikes services, USU also offers a smattering of amenities for cyclists including bike loans for an entire year, hot showers, lockers, and emergency rides home as part of the Commuter Club program that will continue to grow in members. ... Both Utah State University and the City of Logan received Bike Friendly Silver status in 2017. ... We are lucky our Valley has so many advocates committed to a healthier community. Working together, we are facilitating an even better quality of life for our community, which will require healthy people, efficient buildings, renewable energy, and importantly, some seriously fun, clean transportation.