Nicollet Bike Shop in Mankato has been named the only gold-level Bicycle Friendly business in the state of Minnesota.
 
 The title comes from League of American Bicyclists, which ranks bicycle shops from bronze to platinum based on their efforts to encourage a more welcoming atmosphere for biking employees and customers.
Nicollet Bike Shop has been a bicycle friendly business since 2013.
Minnesota has a total of nearly 70 Bicycle Friendly Businesses.