By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
November 9, 2017
Texas State University was named a Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) by the League of American Bicyclists.
The university received the bronze-level award, which is valid for four years. This was Texas State’s first year designated as a BFU.
The BFU program recognizes colleges and universities for promoting and providing a bike-friendly environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. In addition to the bronze-level designation received by Texas State, the program awards silver, gold and platinum-level designations. Texas State’s award indicates a university taking important steps to becoming bike-friendly.
With the award, Texas State became the sixth university in Texas to be named a BFU. Rice University, Texas A&M University, University of North Texas and University of Texas at Austin are bronze-level, while Texas Tech University received a silver award.
About Texas State University
Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.