If you’d like to find out how you can make Jacksonville more bicycle friendly, come to the Illinois Bike Summit Tuesday April 15th in Champaign. Meet, network with and learn from bicycle advocates from around the state. Day includes workshops, breakout sessions and bike rides. Registration is only $35, includes trial membership in League of Illinois Bicyclists and lunch. Topics include . . .

  • IDOT’s new Bicycle Transportation Plan, with summary from IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider
  • Plan implementation priorities of the bicycling community from League of Illinois Bicyclists’ Ed Barsotti
  • Local bike advocacy case studies
  • Bicycle-Friendly Universities
  • Trail project successes
  • The Bronze Age of Champaign-Urbana: The Making of Two Bicycle-Friendly Communities
  • Health community/bike advocacy partnership case studies
  • Education and enforcement
  • Mountain biking facilities
  • Enhancing your own bicycling
  • Bike sharing programs
  • Bring your bike for an hour-long, early-morning ride through the Champaign and Urbana Communities and the U of I campus.
  • The very popular “Coffee Talks” of past summits will be held again from 8:30-9:30 am, tentatively including: Producing your First Bike Map, Running a Community Bike Workshop, Bike Counts & What we learned from our first Campus Bike Census, Bike to School Day, and Bike to Work Day events.
  • Post-conference reception tradition will continue, hang out for a bit longer for some refreshments and extended networking time