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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Mayor John Hamilton

Upcoming Events:

The Terrible, Horrible Ride, Saturday, February 24: This free, community ride celebrates winter bicycling. It is cold. It is grey. And we are banding together to bike around Bloomington! All levels welcome. This ride is hosted by Lennie's, the B-Town Free Parking Squad, and the City of Bloomington. The ride starts and ends at Lennie's Restaurant. Meet at 9:45am, depart at 10:00am and choose between a 3-mile or 8-mile ride. For more information check out the event flyer or Facebook event

Winter Bicycling How-To's, February 26 & 28: The Bloomington Community Bike Project welcomes riders to their shop at 216 N. Madison Street. The Bike Project will be distributing free fenders and bicycle lights to help riders deal with some of the barriers to winter bicycling. The Bike Project will also provide helpful tips on winter bicycling and safety. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, check out the event flyer or The Bloomington Community Bike Project Facebook page. There are two dates, Monday, February 26 and Wednesday February 28, each from 6pm to 9pm. 


Bicycling in Bloomington:

The City of Bloomington is proud to be recognized as a Gold-level "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists, for "longstanding commitments to providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists, and for their efforts to encourage bicycle travel for transportation and recreation." Bloomington was the first League-designated "Bicycle Friendly Community" in Indiana, and the highest rated community in the eastern United States.

The City of Bloomington works to develop a connected network of safe and convenient facilities that enable people of all ages and mobilities to walk or bike to their destinations. Recent data from the 2011 US Census estimates ranks Bloomington #2 in the country for the percentage of people who walk or bike to work, among cities with greater than 65,000 people.

Choosing to walk or bike will ultimately reduce traffic congestion in the City and improve the health, fitness, and quality of life of Bloomington's residents. The Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission actively works towards alternative transportation goals by doing the following activities: identifying and alleviating safety issues for bicyclists and pedestrians; educating bicyclists and pedestrians (and motorists too) on their rights and responsibilities; advocating the use and construction of trails, bike lanes, sidepaths, sidewalks and other bicycle and pedestrian-friendly facilities.