Celebrate CU Bike Day 2021
Be a part of two great upcoming bicycle events on Tuesday, September 14. You can participate, volunteer, or do both! Then on Thursday, September 16, celebrate the Campus Bike Center Grand Re-opening with us! The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign achieved the Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University status in October 2019 because of its ongoing commitment to improving bicycle education, infrastructure, and programs. Visit the Bike at Illinois website to learn more about the many efforts that support bicycling on campus.
Bike to Work Day Champaign County Bike to Work Day returns this semester. There will be 17 welcoming stations open between 7 and 10 a.m., with nine on the Urbana campus. Grab a snack and get some free Bike at Illinois merchandise and a T-shirt! To get the free T-shirt, you must register by September 13th and bring your bicycle!
Light the Night The 14th annual Light the Night, a free bike light giveaway, will be held that evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at three locations: Alma Mater Plaza Hallene Gateway (intersection of Illinois Street and Lincoln Avenue) Campus Bike Center (51. E. Gregory Drive) Participants must bring their bicycles to receive the free light sets; lights will only be installed on bicycles without lights. Volunteers are needed in the afternoon and evening for three shifts. Fill out the Volunteer sign-up form to assist. All volunteers will be required to wear face coverings during the event.
Campus Bike Center Grand Re-opening On Thursday, September 16th, from 4 - 7 p.m., Campus Bike Center is celebrating their Grand Re-Opening at their new location on 51 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign, IL 61820. Come enjoy fun activities, games, and a chance to win a free bike! UIPD will be doing an escorted ride around the block at 5:00 p.m. for riders who would like to join. There will be tabling from campus and community organizations, and on the basketball court side you will get a chance to make a basket and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a refurbished bicycle. We plan to give away an adult bike and a child one.