Peoria is developing the City’s first Bicycle Connectivity Master Plan

Do you bicycle in Peoria? Would you like to?

Bicycle improvements have been proven to positively impact community health, safety and economic prosperity in communities nationwide. For this reason, Peoria is developing the City’s first Bicycle Connectivity Master Plan. This Plan will provide a road map for Peoria to become a City where bicycling is a safe, comfortable, and convenient travel option. Share your ideas and learn more at upcoming public meetings.

Wednesday, August 27th — 5:30-7:30 pm
Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615

Thursday, August 28th — 5:30-7:30 pm
Bradley University, Westlake Hall, Room 116
810 Tobias
Peoria, IL 61606

See the attached PDF for additional information. Please forward this information to others and encourage them to provide their input into the Peoria Bicycle Connectivity Master Plan!

Sincerely,
Peoria Public Works and the Study Team

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Prairie Pedal bicycling fundraiser event

The Macon County Conservation Foundation will be hosting its annual Prairie Pedal bicycling fundraiser event on Sunday, September 28,2014. Click on the image below for more information.

Prairie

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City Link is friendly to cyclists

City Link recently added a nice resource page to their website showing local residents how to maximize their travel potential by riding to/from the bus stop.

http://www.ridecitylink.org/ride-citylink/bikes-and-citylink

I have used this myself. The racks are easy to operate, and a great way to cover more distance on a bike ride.

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Triangle of Opportunity Bike tour August 2

Not an IVW ride, but in the area…

Triangle of Opportunity Bike tour August 2

Mary E. Eschelbach

Mark your calendar for the August 2 Triangle of Opportunity Bike Tour (TOOC). This is the 19th Annual TOOC. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Triangle of Opportunity Scholarship Fund and the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois.

The 2014 TOOC will begin and end at Morton’s Idlewood Park, 450 E. Greenwood Street. This is a family friendly tour and not a race. Registration for the bike tour are available on line at www.triangleofopportunity.com. Completed forms are to be mailed to TOOC, P.O. Box 292, Deer Creek IL 61733.

Early registration fees are as follows: $20 for individual and $35 for a family. A late fee of $5 will be charged if registration is received after July 26, 2014. Registration fees will include a light breakfast, refreshments at rest stops along the route, and a lunch-style meal following the tour. Registration will begin on the day of the event at 7 a.m.

TOOC details: A map of the route will be provided to bicyclists. The lengths of the routs are approximately 50 and 33 miles. The routes will be marked with white arrows on roads. Rest stops Tremont, Hopedale, Minier, Mackinaw and Deer Creek. Support vehicles will travel the routes for participants needing assistance.

All entrants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Entrants under the age of 18 must have an entry form signed by a parent or guardian. Helmets are mandatory. This is a rain or shine event. All bicyclists are asked to observe Illinois traffic laws.

For further information, call 309-447-6433.

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George Burrier honored for his work on the Rock Island Trail

George Burrier honored for his work on the Rock Island Trail

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Illinois Valley Wheelm’n in the News

Nice picture, plug for the club, and some news about their tour in Holland. Read more here.

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