But some of our neighbors did:
- #3: Boulder, Colorado
- #11: Fort Collins, Colorado
- #14: Denver, Colorado
- #28: Columbia, Missouri
- #31, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- #33: Kansas City, Missouri
- #36: Omaha, Nebraska
- #44: Des Moines, Iowa
- #50: Tulsa, Oklahoma
The list was limited to cities with populations of 95,000 or more, so in Kansas, the following communities were considered, but deemed unfit:
According to the magazine: “To make the list, a city must possess both a robust cycling infrastructure and a vibrant bike culture.”
See also: 2011 list (no Kansas cities on that list, either).
But hey, some Kansas cities did rank high on at least one other list: Topeka in Top 10 of most obese cities. Topeka was #8 on the list with 33.3 percent of citizens considered obese; Wichita was #18 with 31.2% obese, and Kansas City (both KS and MO) with a 24.9 percent obesity rate. As a state, 29.4% of Kansans are considered obese (as of 2010). “Nationwide, 26.1 percent of Americans were obese in 2011, according to the survey.”
Hmmm, wonder if there’s a correlation between the lists?