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Ashland Receives ‘Bike-Friendly’ Award

bikes ashlandASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is being honored for taking steps to become more bike friendly.

Ashland received the “gold” award by the League of American Bicyclists. The group cited the city’s recent work on bike lanes on North Main Street, adding street markers, and bicycle safety education program.

Local cyclists say they agree with the award, and said Ashland’s work has made the city safer for bikes.

“Ashland as a city has done a lot to make drivers aware of cyclists and vice versa,” said Merrill Hayes, owner of Ashland Cycle Works. “And I think that’s probably the most important thing.”

Ashland will also hold its 24th annual bike swap Saturday. The event runs from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at The Grove, 1195 East Main Street.