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Celebrate C-U Bike Month

Sep 07, 2023 | 10:12 am

Join the Others in the Community at Bike to Work and Light the Night Events

Bike-to-Work Day on Sept. 14 from 7 - 10 a.m.

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Bike at Illinois strives to offer resources, education, and engagement for a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable biking experience on the Urbana campus. As the university celebrates C-U Bike Month, please join students, faculty, and staff in upcoming events and learn more about bicycle registration, safety tips, rules of the road, bike infrastructure, and how to participate in sustainability initiatives.

Bike-to-Work Day on Sept. 14 from 7 - 10 a.m.

Bike to Work Day

Ride your bike to campus on Thursday, September 14, and get a free T-shirt! Welcome stations featuring drinks and snacks will be available from 7 to 10 a.m., at eight university locations. Participants will also be able to interact with other bicyclists and city planners about potential enhancements to the bicycle network and future programming. First-time riders are encouraged to take part and learn more about the C-U bike community.

You must preregister at and bring your bicycle to get this year’s shirt (shown). The event will move to September 15, should inclement weather arise.

Light the Night - Tuesday, Sept. 19 - you must bring your bike for installation of the free light set

Light the Night

The 16th annual Light the Night is Tuesday, September 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Alma Mater Plaza, Hallene Gateway, and the Ikenberry Commons Quad. You MUST bring your bike to get a light set. Approximately 1,100 bike light sets will be available. In case of severe weather, the event will be rescheduled for September 21.

Remember, bike lights are required by Illinois law when riding at night. Volunteers are still needed for the event.