Mason is honored to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists for both the Arlington and Fairfax campuses.
The Fairfax Campus received silver-level recognition this year, having been a bronze-level campus in both 2011 and 2015. New this year, the Arlington Campus is recognized as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University.
Mason is part of a group of 208 colleges and universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia that are taking action to create campuses more welcoming to people who bike.
“Congratulations are in order for George Mason on its inclusion in an elite class of 48 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities nationwide,” said Bill Nesper, the League’s executive director.
Bicycle Friendly Universities demonstrate a commitment to fostering academic achievements as well as to developing model environments where people can safely bike and contribute to healthier, more sustainable outcomes, Nesper said.
“We are honored to receive this important recognition from the oldest advocacy organization for people who bike,” said Josh Cantor, Director of Parking and Transportation. “Multi-modal transportation choices such as biking significantly contribute to Mason’s goal of being a well-being university. “
Biking opportunities at Mason address all levels of cycling including learn to ride classes in partnership with the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB), hosting regional League Certified Instructor training, partnering with the Office of Sustainability and Mason Recreation on the Patriot Bike Check Out program, the annual abandoned “as-is” bike sale, and more.
“Working together, we can continue to expand programming, facilities, and infrastructure so that biking can be the commuting choice of more people across the University, particularly those who live within a few miles of a Mason campus or site,” Cantor added.