Oro Valley saluted for its bicycle friendliness

2013-11-21T15:00:00Z 2013-11-21T17:59:48Z Oro Valley saluted for its bicycle friendlinessBy Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The League of American Bicyclists has honored Oro Valley for the way it caters to the biking community.

In handing the town its Silver-level distinction, the organization said Oro Valley deserved the honor due to its prevalence of trails, bike lanes, safety campaigns and bike-to-work events.

"Businesses and communities like Oro Valley are leading the way to a healthier and more sustainable future," said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, in a news release. "While helping boost the economy in their communities, bicycle friendly businesses are also investing in a happier and more productive workforce."

The organization will allow Oro Valley access to tools and technical assistance to further improve its bicycle friendliness.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com or 573-4130.

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