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Projects Updates for Community Bicycle Events and Rides

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  1. Check in meeting from September 6, 2023

  2. Biweekly Champaign County Bike Month Planning Team Meeting

    Associated Project(s): 

    On 07/26/2023, Sarthak and Hrushikesh attended this meeting:

    Meeting Notes:

    1) Event- Bike to Work Day

    - Welcome Stations Locations - Champaign Center Signage at City Building to direct people, Orchard Downs, Campus Bike Center, Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (Vet Med), Campus Recreation Center, City of Urbana, Lucky Moon Pies, Savoy Recreation Center. Total 8 Confirmed Stations.

    - Suggestions for a Welcome Station - Video to demonstrate how to interact and Spread Awareness during the event, Interesting and elaborate Brochure , a standard picture of how a table should be set on all the stations, Voter Registration, Early Printed Materials

    - T-Shirt budget is close to $10000.

    2) Forest Reserve is potentially hosting an event On-Campus to raise awareness

    3) Promotion

    - Updating the MTD Ad for Champaign County Bike Month - Thomas/Gabe

    - Campus Street Fest - September 9th , 1-7 p.m - Contact Xander

    4) Fundraising

    - Contacting Sponsors - MTD is a significant donor

    - University of Illinois - $6000 (donating for Bike to Work Day & Light the Night Events)  

    - Funds for Bike Lights - $2000

    - Housing - $1500 (Snacks and Refreshments) - Potential

    *Suggestion to make Kids sized T-Shirts

    5) To do for Sarthak:

    a. Ask UIPD to be present for the event.

    b. Champaign County Bike Month Advertisement can be posted on the U of I Digital Boards 

  3. Pedal The Preserves: Champaign County Forest Preserve District

    Associated Project(s): 



    SATURDAY & SUNDAY AUGUST 19-20, 2023!

    Join us for a 65- to 80(+) mile loop route that includes four different Champaign County Forest Preserve properties, or a 20- to 25-mile loop route that includes three different Champaign County Forest Preserve properties, or a 2- to 12-mile choose-your-distance ride, all on the east side of Champaign County.

    These rides start and finish at Meier Field in St. Joseph, IL, with plenty of parking available. All routes will explore the Kickapoo Rail Trail, and the 20+ mile rides will visit Hidden Acres Park and Homer Lake Forest Preserve.

    Those who ride 65 miles or more, including participants who camp, will also enjoy Middle Fork River Forest Preserve properties before returning to the KRT in St. Joe.

    Check in is between 7 and 9 am, depending on which route you choose. Register online before August 16th:

    For more information contact Jen Gravley:

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  4. Biweekly Family Friendly Kickapoo Rail Trail Ride!

    Associated Project(s): 

    This Friday is the date for the next Family Friendly Ride on the KRT.

    The ride departs from the Urbana Walmart KRT Trailhead at 6:05pm.

    Additional details on the attached.

    This is a very informal ride with no set pace or distance.  All are welcome!  Please spread the word.  Hope to see you there!