The Peninsula Daily News has the story of how Sequim made the list:
Sam Chandler of Ben’s Bikes, 1251 W. Washington St., filled out the lengthy questionnaire that assess everything from off-road trails to engineering for bicycle facilities and bike safety courses for youth.
“We’ve got such a great cycling infrastructure and a really well-stocked community,” Chandler said.
“It just seemed like we were exactly fit for this.”
City officials said the distinction reflects an effort to make the city more rideable for bicyclists.
“It’s something we’ve found when we do surveys about what people want in regards to activities recreation,” City Manager Steve Burkett said.
One thing that held the city back from getting a higher rating: A lack of wayfinding signage to help people navigate the city on a bike.
Sequim joins 11 other communities in the state to make the list so far:
- Seattle: Gold
- Bellingham: Silver
- Olympia: Silver
- Port Townsend: Silver
- Redmond: Silver
- Anacortes: Bronze
- Bainbridge Island: Bronze
- Snohomish: Bronze
- Spokane: Bronze
- Tacoma: Bronze
- Vancouver: Bronze