Outdoor Adventures rolls to top bike-friendly ranking

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Outdoor Adventures rolls to top bike-friendly ranking

Honor recognizes university's work on campus and across Lincoln
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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Outdoor Adventures Center has received national recognition for its efforts in making campus and the Lincoln community more bike-friendly.

The League of American Bicyclists presented the center with a platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business award on Jan. 15. Only 52 out of 1,366 businesses across the country were recognized at a platinum level, the highest award available.

“When places make it easier for people to choose to bike, they are building safer, stronger and better-connected communities. The League of American Bicyclists is thrilled when organizations like the Outdoor Adventures Center join us in this movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “When more people are biking to work or shop, life is better for everyone.”

A new policy strives to increase safety for all on campus, including pedestrians and those on bikes, scooters, mopeds, skateboards and roller skates.

Nebraska’s Outdoor Adventures Center offers workshops for bike safety and maintenance, as well as bike tours and free bike locker rentals for members. The center’s bike shop also staffs trained mechanics to help with preventative maintenance and repairs.

“Being recognized by national organization for the positive work that is being done locally lets us know we are moving in the right direction,” said Jordan Messerer, assistant director for Campus Recreation and Outdoor Adventures. “It is great working with students and peers on campus that are active and engaged in their university simply by choosing to ride a bike as a form of transportation.”

As a recognized business in the league, the Outdoor Adventures Center will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance to become even more bicycle-friendly. Learn more about the award.

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