Bike business is big business in Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the sixth most bicycle-friendly city in the U.S., according to the League of American Bicyclists.
- The city has 38 registered bike-friendly businesses (BFBs), eight more than in June 2021.
- By comparison, Bentonville has 11, and Rogers has five.
Why it matters: Bike-friendly communities are attractive to a growing number of tourists and professionals looking for places to live in the work-from-home economy.
- Cycling reduces traffic, parking needs, CO2 emissions and is good for physical and mental health.
The criteria: The league maintains a national registry of BFBs. It awards bicycle-friendly status to businesses based on standards including offering encouragement, education and resources to help commuters cycle safely and confidently.
- Application fees range from $50 for small businesses to $500 for businesses with 1,000 or more employees.
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