MARQUETTE, MI-- Northern Michigan University has attained bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University status.
The designation was announced Thursday by the League of American Bicyclists. It’s the first time the university has appeared on the annual list.
NMU held its inaugural Bike Week last April and a second one in September. The events highlighted Northern’s fat tire bike rentals and workshops, a bike share program, and Cycling Club rides.
The university also collaborated with the Noquemanon Trail Network to offer students free use of non-motorized trails. It also constructed a trailhead that connected campus with NTN’s North and South Trails.
The League of American Bicyclists says the best schools for people who bike offer well-connected infrastructure, bike maintenance and storage options, theft prevention programs, skills classes, social biking events and the staffing to support better biking.