Bicycling in Ferguson Township

Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Ferguson Township with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM (BFB) award in 2023, earning it a place alongside more than 1,400 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM (BFA).

As part of the Centre Region Council of Governments, Ferguson Township is also part of a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFC). The Centre Region was designated a Bronze Level BFC in 2012 and 2016. In late December 2020, the League honored the efforts of the Centre Region to build better places for people to bike with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community award. 

The award recognizes the Centre Region for its commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources that benefit its residents of all ages and abilities while encouraging healthier and more sustainable transportation choices.

The League of American Bicyclists’ BFA program sets the standard for how communities build and benchmark progress toward making biking better. This round of awards includes 51 new and renewing awardees, joining a total of 485 current BFCs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The silver BFC award recognizes the Centre Region’s commitment to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bike education programs, pro-bike policies, bike infrastructure, and regular bike events that promote and encourage people to choose biking.

The five levels of the BFC award – diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze, plus an honorable mention category – provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve. Awarded communities must renew their status every four years to ensure that they not only maintain existing efforts, but also keep up with changing technology, national safety standards, and community-driven best practices. To learn more about the BFC program, visit

The League leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at

Since the State College – Centre Region was first designated in 2012, the Centre Region elected officials adopted the Centre Region Bike Plan, which provides a blueprint for our community to become a more bicycle friendly community; added several miles of bike lanes and shared use paths; established a Centre Region Bicycle Advisory Committee; offered bike education classes to the public; and multiple area businesses were deemed BFBs. CentreBike, our regional bike advocacy group, has also promoted and sponsored numerous bike related events and programs to encourage those who want to bike or bike more,” said Trish Meek, COG Senior Transportation Planner.

Resources for Bicyclists
Bike Events

Ferguson Township supports biking in the Centre Regions by promoting bike education and events throughout the year, including Bike Month, Bike Rodeo, Bike Bingo, Bike to Work Fridays, Bike Chat, and much more!

Visit Bicycling in the Centre Region for more information about biking events and initiatives in the Centre Region.

Bicycle Registration
Ferguson Township Police encourages residents to register your bicycles with the Penn State University Parking Office, which serves as a central bike registration site for the Centre Region. Registering your bicycles will help police recover them in the event they are lost or stolen.

Helpful Links

On May 23, 2016, the General Forum voted to amend the Centre Region Bike Plan to allow e-bikes to operate on Shared Use Paths. 

Our Shared Use Paths