FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Fitchburg was recognized as a bicycle friendly community on Tuesday.
The League of American Bicyclists named Fitchburg a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community at an award ceremony Tuesday morning.
The award recognizes Fitchburg's commitment to improving conditions for biking through investments, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
"In Wisconsin, we have one of the best bicycle states in the country," Kevin Hardman, the Executive Director for the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation." "Businesses are located here, best rural roads, trail network, great advocates, political leaders who supports bicycling, and of course right here in Fitchburg is one of our great, great examples."
Only eight communities in Wisconsin hold the Bicycle Friendly designation. And only three of them are in the southern half of the state; including Madison, Milwaukee, and now, Fitchburg
"One of the things that stands out besides our vibrant business community is our commitment to bicycling," Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff said. "And to get an award like this from the League of American Bicyclists is just incredible."
Including Fitchburg, the League of American Bicyclists recognizes 242 Bicycle Friendly Communities in 47 states across America.