Six Capitol Region Communities have been designated as Bicycle Friendly Communities by the League of American Bicyclists. In addition, the region has four of the state’s six Bicycle Friendly Businesses. The Bicycle Friendly Community and Business Status is separated into five levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. The level of the designation depends upon community and business achievement in each of the “five E’s”– Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation & Planning. Each of the Bike Friendly Communities and businesses in the Capitol Region are listed below with their individual designations and a brief description of their achievements.