Bemidji State University Earned Bronze-level Designation as a Bicycle Friendly University

Bemidji State University earned a bronze-level designation as a bicycle-friendly university from the League of American Bicyclists. The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) is a membership organization that promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation through advocacy and education.

The league represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities and a bicycle-friendly America. Through education, advocacy and promotion, they work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to members everywhere.

BSU met standards set by LAB to be identified as a leader in support of bicycling. Bicycle-friendly achievements on campus include:

  • Increasing bicycle infrastructure with two permanent bike rack pads installed in collaboration with Residential Life.
  • Providing access to bicycles through both Bucky’s Bikes bike-share program and the Outdoor Program Center’s bike and gear rental program.
  • Hosting a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) seminar and sponsoring two new LCI’s on staff to support safe cycling education efforts.

BSU joins five other universities as a bicycle-friendly campus in Minnesota which, as a state, is ranked second in the League’s Bicycle Friendly America program. The City of Bemidji and two local businesses, Northern Cycle and True North Health Care, are identified as Bicycle Friendly Businesses as well.



MN State logoBemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.