Mayor Verner at Spokane Bike To Work Week 2010

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner helped kick off Spokane Bike to Work Week by dropping a major announcement: Spokane has been awarded Bike Friendly City Bronze status by the American League of Bicyclists. This is the first time the City has ever received this award and while it is a great achievement it also shows that the City has room for improvement in order to join elite status among America’s bike-friendly cities.

This morning’s announcement came at the pancake breakfast kick-off this morning in Riverfront Park, which was attended by several hundred bicycle commuters. The event was sponsored by Mountain Gear, Roasthouse Coffee, and Rings and Things. Special thanks to the morning’s MC and overall coordinator the tireless Barb Chamberlain.