Boulder (CO), Louisville (KY) and Eugene (OR) also made the list. The only other NC municipality honored was Greensboro (#40). One might conclude from the results that we are the Number 1 bicycle-friendly town in North Carolina.
Bicycling.com had this to say about their survey:
There are many important things a city can do to gain our consideration for this list: segregated bike lanes, municipal bike racks and bike boulevards, to name a few.
If you have those things in your town, cyclists probably have the ear of the local government—another key factor.
To make our Top 50, a city must also support a vibrant and diverse bike culture, and it must have smart, savvy bike shops. (Note: We considered only cities with populations of 100,000 or more, and we strove for geographical diversity to avoid having a list dominated by California’s many bike-oriented cities.)
So whether you dream of wearing the yellow jersey at La Tour de France or just enjoy getting out for a leisurely ride in the fresh air, you’re sure to have plenty of opportunities for fine cycling here in Cary.