Bicycle Friendly Missouri

Missouri is home to a growing number of Bicycle Friendly Communities and Bicycle Friendly Businesses, national designations awarded by the League of American Bicyclists.

Bicycle Friendly Community logo
Bicycle Friendly Community logo

Over 1.4 million Missourians now live an officially designated Bicycle Friendly Community.

If you would like to have your community, business, or university officially recognized as Bicycle Friendly, visit the Bicycle Friendly America web site for application materials and more information.  If you want your community to become more bicycle friendly, starting to work towards bicycle friendly designation is a great place to start.

Looking for a sample application? The St. Louis City Bicycle Friendly Community application from 2009 is an excellent and comprehensive example.

Bicycle Friendly Communities

  • St. Louis - Silver Level (Bronze 2009; renewed 2015; Silver 2017)
  • Columbia - Silver Level (2009)
  • Clayton - Bronze Level (2013)
  • Ferguson - Bronze Level (2013)
  • Lee's Summit - Bronze Level (2012; renewed 2016)
  • Kansas City - Bronze Level (2011; renewed 2016)
  • Springfield - Bronze Level (2010; renewed 2017)

Honorable Mention:

  • Jefferson City (2017)
  • St. Joseph (2016)
  • Maplewood (2014)
  • Wildwood (2014)

Bicycle Friendly Communities program

   

Bicycle Friendly Universities

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City - Bronze (2014)
  • Washington University in St. Louis - Silver (2017), Bronze (2015)
  • Truman State University, Kirksville - Bronze (2016), Hon Mention (2015)

Bicycle Friendly Universities program.

 

Bicycle Friendly States

Missouri's state ranking (of the 50 states) and score (out of 100):

  • 2008-28th
  • 2009-17th
  • 2010-28th
  • 2011-26th
  • 2012-28th
  • 2013-30th (29.8/100 possible points)
  • 2014-34th (30/100 possible points)
  • 2015-34th (34/100 possible points)
Our goal is for Missouri to reach Gold status  in the Bicycle Friendly States program.

Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Platinum Level

  • Trailnet, St. Louis (Gold 2011, Platinum 2014)

Gold Level

  • Family Bicycles, Kansas City (2010 Silver, 2015 Gold)
  • Spoked Couriers (2014)
  • REI St. Louis (2009)
  • MTM (2017)
  • PedNet Coalition (2017)
  • Alta Planning + Design, St. Louis office (2017)
Silver Level
  • 360 Architecture, Kansas City (2010)
  • Big Shark Bicycle Company, St. Louis (2010)
  • Bike Stop Cafe, St. Charles (Bronze 2011, Silver 2014)
  • Microgrid Energy, Clayton (2014)
  • Nebula Coworking, St. Louis (2015)
  • Peckham & Wright Architects, Columbia (2010)
  • St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis (2014)

Bronze Level

  • City of Jefferson City (2017)
  • Bike America, Lee's Summit (2013)
  • Bike Stop Bicycle Stores, Lee's Summit (2012)
  • One More Cup, Kansas City (2011)
  • Route 66 Bicycles, Rolla (2011)
  • The Roasterie, Inc, Kansas City (2011)
  • Urban Eats Cafe, St Louis (2010)
  • Velocity Cafe & Cyclery, St. Louis (2009)
  • Walt's Bicycle, Fitness, and Wilderness Company, Columbia (2010)
  • Wells Fargo Advisors HQ, St. Louis (2014)

Honorable Mention

  • Boone County Lumber Co, Columbia (2010)
  • Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia (2010)
  • Helix Architecture and Design, Kansas CIty (2011)
  • Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Kansas City (2010)
  • SWT Design, Inc, St. Louis (2012)
  • Tribune Publishing Co/Columbia Daily Tribune  (2010)
  • UMB Financial Corporation, Kansas City (2010)

Bicycle Friendly Business Program

Total number of recognized bicycle friendly communities, universities and businesses in Missouri:

  • 2008: 0
  • 2009: 3
  • 2010: 17
  • 2011: 26
  • 2012: 27
  • 2013: 30
  • 2014: 36
  • 2015: 39
  • 2016: 40
  • 2017: 45

Number of Bicycle Friendly Communities in Missouri:

  • 2008: 0
  • 2009: 2
  • 2010: 3
  • 2011: 4
  • 2012: 5
  • 2013: 7
  • 2014: 9
  • 2016: 10
  • 2017: 11

Total Missouri population living in a Bicycle Friendly Community:

  • 2008: 0
  • 2009: 428,000
  • 2010: 652,000
  • 2011: 1,133,000
  • 2012: 1,225,000
  • 2013: 1,262,000
  • 2014: 1,305,755
  • 2016: 1,382,902
  • 2017: 1,425,915

Do you have a bicycle-friendly business in your community?  Encouraging them to apply for the national designation is great way to recognize a supportive business and for the business to publicize themselves to an attractive demographic. Nominate a business in your community.

Is your community bicycle friendly?  MoBikeFed is actively working with local communities to apply for and receive the BFC designation.  Contact us to learn more about your community can get involved.

Encouraging more communities, businesses, and universities to participate in the Bicycle Friendly America program, and raising Missouri's Bicycle Friendly State ranking to Gold level are goals in MoBikeFed's Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri.  Your membership and support of MoBikeFed helps make our Vision a reality!

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