Bicycle Friendly Community

Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Wausau Metropolitan Area named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

“It’s never been better than right now to bike in the Wausau area. Our community has made tremendous strides to become bicycle-friendly. From mountain bike trails to on-street bike lanes, the Wausau area is improving for all people who ride bikes.”

Aaron Ruff, Chair Wausau Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

In November 2015, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the Wausau Metropolitan Area with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 351 visionary communities from across the country.

With the announcement of 54 new and renewing BFCs today, the Wausau Metropolitan Area joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods.

The BFC program is revolutionizing the way communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks, while allowing them to benchmark their progress toward improving their bicycle-friendliness. With this impressive round, there are now 371 BFCs in all 50 states. The Bronze BFC award recognizes the Wausau Metropolitan Area’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

The BFC program provides a roadmap to building a Bicycle Friendly Community and the application itself has become a rigorous and an educational tool in itself. Since its inception, more than 800 distinct communities have applied and the five levels of the award – diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze – provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve.

To learn more about the BFC program, visit

About the Bicycle Friendly America Program℠

The Bicycle Friendly Community℠, Bicycle Friendly State℠, Bicycle Friendly Business℠ and Bicycle Friendly University℠ programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle Corporation. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit

View the 2014 Wausau MPO Bicycle Friendly Communities Application (.pdf).

2015 Wausau BFC Report Card

The report card is a quick way to view the metrics that go into making the Wausau Metropolitan Area a Bicycle Friendly Community.

2015 Wausau MPO Bicycle Friendly Community Report Card

View larger version (.pdf).

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