A list of lists…

A bunch of bike-related lists have appeared on the interwebs in the past few days, and we wanted to share some of them with you. Plus, creating our own list is a good way for me to clear out my email inbox in one fell swoop:

1) The League of American Bicyclists published their 2012 State Bike-Friendliness Rankings. Here they are, in order:

1. Washington
2. Minnesota
3. Massachusetts
4. Colorado
5. Oregon
6. Wisconsin
7. New Jersey
8. Maryland
9. Maine
10. Delaware
11. Illinois
12. California
13. Utah
14. Arizona
15. Pennsylvania
16. Iowa
17. Virginia
18. Vermont
19. Michigan
20. Connecticut
21. Florida
22. New Hampshire
23. Georgia
24. North Carolina
25. Wyoming
26. Tennessee
27. Texas
28. Missouri
29. Nevada
30. Indiana
31. Louisiana
32. South Carolina
33. Alaska
34. Kansas
35. Oklahoma
36. Idaho
37. Ohio
38. Mississippi
39. Rhode Island
40. South Dakota
41. Hawaii
42. New York
43. Nebraska
44. Kentucky
45. New Mexico
46. Montana
47. Alabama
48. West Virginia
49. North Dakota
50. Arkansas

More details can be found on the LAB website.

2) The LAB has also updated its “Bicycle Friendly Cities” list…with some new entrants and plenty of old favorites. Check out the interactive Bike Friendly Cities map by clicking here.

3) The folks at Walk Score announced they have a new “Bike Score” in the works…currently, it only has 10 cities, but there are plans to expand the listings based on Tweeted votes and future growth of the Bike Score system. Check out the current list of cities here.

4) Bicycling Magazine has gotten in on the act, publishing their 2012 list of America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities. There are lots of pages to click through, but the process is enjoyable and illustrative. Check out that list by visiting Bicycling’s website.

5) Perhaps most important for OUR purposes here at (and a bid at shameless self-promotion!) is that we are nominated for Loving the Bike‘s “Crank Honors 2012”. We ask that you swing on over to their site and vote for us as Favorite Commuter Cycling Blog. It’s a 1-minute process, and there is no site registration required…just click on the radio button next to our site name and click “vote”. And, best of all, you can vote for us EVERY DAY until June 1st!!! Please take a second and vote for us…simply visit the virtual voting booth and click away! Thanks in advance for your consideration!!!


  1. Brad

    Hey, NC is in the top half! Sigh…

  2. Iron_Man

    Name a list, any list, and you’re sure to find my state of Missouri smack dab in the middle. 🙂

  3. Bryan

    Used to be we could say “thank god for Mississippi” … dammit.

    Little Rock, Arkansas

  4. Matt

    Amen, Bryan. In LR, too. Biking around here is ridiculous.


  5. Mir.I.Am

    Boo! Hawaii sucked it up on that list. How I miss you, bike-friendly Washington!

  6. Darryl is Loving the Bike

    Good luck to you in the Crank Honors. Keep up the great job over here at Bike Commuters.


  7. Mike Myers

    What were the criteria? I say this because I lived in Wyoming, and I can’t imagine an easier place to ride a bike. Why? Well, it’s the least populated state, so traffic density is very light. The rides between towns are long but mountainous, beautiful, and well-paved with either wide shoulders or no traffic.

    I’d much rather ride in Cheyenne or Laramie Wyoming than Homosassa or New Port Richey, Florida, regardless of the chart.

    I was never run over in Wyoming, and was hit twice in Florida, anectotally speaking.

  8. Raiyn

    Woot FL got into the top half by a couple slots.
    *end sarcasm

    Just let me hit Powerball (or Lotto, I’m not greedy) and I’m moving back to #2

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