Maine Ranked as Bicycle-Friendly 

A national bicycling group is giving

Maine high marks as a bicycle-friendly state.

In its first state-by-state ranking, the League of American

Bicyclists rated Maine as the sixth-friendliest state for

bicyclists. The list, released this month, is based on 70 factors

in areas such as infrastructure, legislation and education.

Washington, Wisconsin and Arizona were rated as the top three

states, with West Virginia, Georgia and Alabama taking up the rear.

The League of American Bicyclists is based in Washington, D.C.,

and has a membership of 40,000 individuals and 600 affiliated