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Minnesota and Wisconsin top bicycle-friendly states

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW) – Minnesota and Wisconsin are ranked in the top five as the most bicycle-friendly states in the nation, according to the League of American Bicyclists.

Minnesota is number 2 followed by Wisconsin at number 3.

The Bicycle Friendly States ranking is based on key indicators, including infrastructure and funding that provide safe places to bike; education and encouragement programs that promote cycling; and passage and enforcement of bicycle-friendly laws that make it safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities to ride. 

"We are excited and encouraged to see real progress in states like California, Minnesota and Utah," said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. "Overall, we still see a lot of opportunity to realize the huge potential of bicycling to promote health, economic development, and quality of life." 

Washington remains the top ranked state for the seventh year in a row. Delaware and Oregon were also among the top five states.

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