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Bicycle Rodeo

Date: 
September 27, 2014 -
9:00am to 11:30am

Bike Rodeo Flyer


Join the City of Urbana, Urbana's Market at the Square, C-U SRTS Project, Champaign-Urbana Public Health, CUUATS, and MTD for a Bike Rodeo!


When: Saturday, September 27th from 9-11:30 a.m.


Where: Across Illinois Street from Urbana's Market at the Square (next to the dry cleaners)


What: Bicycle skills stations, safety information, helmet sales, helmet fittings, and more!


For more information please visit the C-U Safe Routes to School Website at http://www.cu-srtsproject.com/ or call Cynthia Hoyle at 217/384-8188 or Gabriel Lewis at 217/328-3313.

Light the Night: Bike Light Distribution Campaign

Date: 
September 11, 2014 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Do you ride your bike at night? Then you gotta have a light!Light the Night Flyer

Stop by one of the locations below with your bicycle without a light, and teams of volunteers will install a set free of charge. Light sets will only be installed on bicycles without lights; lights will not be given to individuals . A reflector will also be provided if your bicycle does not have one.

 

WRIGHT AND GREEN (near the Alma Mater)

LINCOLN & ILLINOIS (near the Hallene Gateway)

LIFECYCLE BIKE SHOP (79 Beardsley Ave, Champaign)

 

Brought to you by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, City of Urbana, City of Champaign, the University of Illinois, the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Champaign Cycle, Champaign County Bikes, The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign, and Planet Bike.

 

Urbana Seeks to Increase Bicycle Safety with Bicycle Enforcement Campaign

The City of Urbana is working hard to make Urbana the most bicycle friendly community in the Midwest.  In 2008, the City adopted a goal to “get Urbana bicycling”. Since then, the City wrote and adopted an award-winning bicycle master plan and began implementing dedicated bicycle infrastructure.  Then, in 2010, Urbana worked with Champaign and the University of Illinois to host a community-wide ‘C-U Bike to Work Day’ to encourage residents to try biking to work or school for one day instead of driving. In 2012, the City supported a staff member in becoming a League of American Bicyclists certified bicycle instructor.

 

All of these initiatives are working on the “Five E’s” of bicycle friendliness:

Main Street Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Improvements Informational Meeting

Date: 
July 26, 2012 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

On Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the City of Urbana will hold an informational meeting concerning the proposed Main Street Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Improvements between Vine Street and University Avenue.  The meeting will be held at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 East Water Street, Urbana, Illinois.  All persons interested in this project are invited to attend this meeting.  Any person with a disability planning to attend this meeting should contact the individual listed below by Thursday, July 19, 2012, if special accommodations are required.  The meeting room is accessible to persons with disabilities.

The cities of Urbana and Champaign worked together to produce a bicycle education video to introduce the public to the bicycle infrastructure that is being installed around both cities and to teach motorists and bicyclists how to interact with each other on the road.


This 14 minute video, entitled C-U Sharing the Road was filmed on local C-U streets and features many local C-U bicyclists. The video was filmed, edited, and produced by Urbana Public Television.