The League of American Bicyclists has announced their latest Bicycle Friendly Businesses, with one new BFB in Kansas.
REI in Overland Park earned a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business certification.
REI is the seventh Bicycle Friendly Business to be awarded in Kansas, joining the City of Shawnee and the Rosedale Development Association (Kansas City) in the Silver tier, and Anderson Rentals (Lawrence), Big Poppi Bicycle (Manhattan), Foth IE (Overland Park), and PKHLS Architecture (Newton) in the Bronze category. Kansas has no Gold or Platinum-level BFBs.
Compared to most of our neighbors, Kansas is lagging in Bicycle Friendly Businesses. Arkansas has 8, Colorado has 42, Iowa has 13, Missouri has 15, and Nebraska has 15. Only Oklahoma trails Kansas, with zero BFBs.
If you’re aware of a Kansas business that is bicycle-friendly, but has not yet been designated as such by the League, encourage the business to apply here.