Bike Spearfish! is a unique collaboration between Black Hills State University (BHSU) and Hills Horizon (a local non-profit) designed to infuse a culture of active living via advancing bicycle transportation, trail construction and completion, advocating safe cycling and complete street policies, and community cycling education and promotional events.
Bike Spearfish! aims to increase active living via safe transportation and recreation cycling. The activities and infrastructure will promote changed behavior via the “5 E’s” as described by the League of American Bicyclists including:
Engineering: creating safe, convenient places to ride and park
We are working with the City of Spearfish to improve infrastructure around the city.
Education: including abilities and confidence building.
We host cycling safety trainings for all ages.
creating strong cycling cultures.
We partner with local cycling groups to promote biking in our community in addition to hosting weekly rides from campus.
Enforcement: ensuring safe roads for users.
Evaluation and Planning: collecting metrics, establishing biking as a safe, viable transportation option.
We have established a bicycle advisory group to help ensure cycling is a safe and convenient form of transportation.