Monday, June 3, 2013

79 local destinations named 'bike friendly'

At a press conference Thursday morning at Cincinnati City Hall, local bicycle advocacy group Queen City Bike announced the 79 schools, businesses, and other organizations that are actively working to facilitate the use of bikes as a viable commuting option.

The program, launched in 2011, recognizes places that support those who ride a bike to their locations with amenities such as secure bike racks, showers, and other accommodating policies and programs.

"The Bike Friendly Destination program is growing stronger each year as we continue to make Greater Cincinnati a more bike-friendly community," said Nern Ostendorf, executive director of Queen City Bike, in a prepared release. "There are many benefits from using bicycle transportation and this program helps us to spread that message."

This year's Gold Certified Destinations include:
Silver Certified Destinations include:
The Bronze Certified Destinations are:
An honorable mention was given to Iacono Productions, 412 Central Ave, Downtown.

Twenty-four destinations were added to this year's list.
To learn more about becoming a Bicycle Friendly Destination, contact Ostendorf at

The program is funded by a grant through the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Previous reading on BC:
City to apply for grant for one of two bike lane projects (3/13/13)
City issues bike share RFP; OKI updating route guide (2/4/13)
Clean Ohio grants to further Mill Creek improvements (1/2/13)
Kennedy Heights bike lanes in limbo (12/21/12)
ArtWorks accepting applications for sculptural bike rack program (12/19/12)