Yes, Thank You. We Don't Suck Anymore: Florida Is Most Improved Bicycle-Friendly State
Those hippies up in Washington state have done it again. When it comes to bicycle awesomeness, they ranked first in the nation on Friday, according to the League of American Bicyclists.
But if the Pacific Northwest is the bike world's straight-A student, Florida deserves some props too. Not for being the best. Or even the second best. No, we're more like the slacker who finally picked up a book.
This year we completely rule! Because, well, we don't totally suck.
Florida jumped 20 places in the survey - more than any other state -- and now ranks 12th in the nation.
NPC Southern States Bikini, Figure, Men's Physique
TicketsFri., Jul. 7, 6:00pm
NPC Southern States Bodybuilding Championships vs. NPC Southern States Fitness & Figure Championships
TicketsSat., Jul. 8, 6:00pm
Florida Launch vs. Chesapeake Bayhawks
TicketsSat., Jul. 15, 7:00pm
Florida Launch vs. Charlotte Hounds
TicketsSat., Jul. 22, 7:00pm
This calls for a blindfolded drunk-driving Hummer joyride! Wait, no. That's not good for cyclists. We keep forgetting.
Seriously, though, it's pretty cool: The program ranks states based on a 95-item questionnaire. (Check out the ranking here.)They take into consideration legislation, policies, infrastructure, education, and enforcement. Which means Florida's on the right track. Sweet.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Miami, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.