Bike Auction to Benefit the Kickapoo Rail Trail

Two incredible opportunities rolled into one! Get an awesome bike AND help build the Kickapoo Rail Trail!!

Neutral Cycle of Champaign is teaming up with the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation to offer a beautiful Surly Cross-Check at auction. The bike was built by hand with only the highest quality parts and utmost attention to detail, by the cycling experts at Neutral Cycle. The bike is valued at $2,400 with bids starting at $1,450. All proceeds, in excess of parts costs, will help to build the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Get yourself a great bike just in time for the first phase of the KRT to open in July, and help build future phases in the process!

To access the online auction go to: http://bit.ly/2mWbdEP

To learn more about the Kickapoo Rail Trail, please see http://www.ccfpd.org/forest-preserve/kickapoo-rail-trail.

*** PLEASE SHARE THIS EMAIL WITH YOUR BIKE CLUB OR CYCLING GROUP ***

Thank you,
Mary Ellen

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Mary Ellen Wuellner, Deputy Director
Champaign County Forest Preserve District
PO Box 1040, Mahomet, IL 61853
(217) 586-3360

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Early Season Ride Opportunity

Click on the image below for this ride’s website.

Flyer for the Beautiful Southern Ride

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Urge Congress to include funding for bicycling

Click here to participate in Ride Illinois’ mailing to Congress.

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Rockin River City Ride

The Rockin River City Ride offers a challenge for novice and experienced cyclists alike along the beautiful Evansville riverfront.

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, participants will be able to choose from a 5K Family Bike Ride, and 25K, 60K, or 100K Bike Ride. Riders will enjoy numerous fully-stocked rest stops, excellent free route support, a bike park that will include food and merchant vendors, a kids’ park with bounce houses, games, prizes, bike helmet giveaway, and a bike safety presentation.

Prices until May 1st (all distances, all ages) are $25 for an individual rider and $50 for a family ride with up to four riders (each additional family member is $5). After May 1st prices increase $5.

All proceeds will support the missions and charities of the Junior League of Evansville.

For more information or to register, visit: http://rockinrivercityride.org

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New Bicycle Safety Legislation for Illinois

This spring, Ride Illinois will be in Springfield to advocate for a new bicycle safety bill we have proposed.  This state bill, HB1784, would make three common practices legal and clarify existing law on another. The proposed amendments will:

  • Allow motorists to pass bicyclists in a no-passing zone under certain conditions
  • Officially legalize bicycling on road shoulders, but not require it
  • Allow bicyclists to use a rear light without also using a rear reflector
  • Clarify the exception to riding on the far right on a narrow road

Read more and write your state representative in support of this bill on the Ride Illinois site here.

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Back by popular demand…

We had some feedback that some folks really preferred sending in a paper form for renewing a membership. We have restored that option. You may access that form from Club Information > Membership Sign-up here, or via a direct link here.

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Paper option to renew membership has been eliminated

Our electronic sign up/renewal option described here is much simpler for our volunteer membership coordinator to keep up with.

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2016 Meet In The Middle Pictures

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Your next set of lights?

https://www.facebook.com/thisisinsiderdesign/videos/348701802138122/

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2016 No Baloney First time century riders! Event Pics!

First time century riders include Amanda Kham, Mateo Beeney, Gerry Hume and Adam Peterson. Congrats on completing your first century ride!

Here are the pics I have been given to date:

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