UC Bike Ride
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
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Let's go for a ride today!

Thanks for visiting. I hope to make the Urbana-Champaign Bike Ride site a collection of useful information to make bicycling in and around Urbana, Champaign and the surrounding areas easier, safer and more fun. It's still very much a work in progress so please send along any suggestions you might have. Have a great ride!

Join the UC Bike Ride Google Group
This group has been set up to help folks set up impromptu "pick-up" bike rides in the Urbana-Champaign area. If you feel like going for a ride and want some riding partners just post a message to the group. Be sure to include when you are leaving, where from, and how far you are planning to ride -- and maybe how fast you are hoping to go. Hopefully you'll find some other folks to ride with. Join through the Google Groups UC Bike Ride page.

Group Riding Primer
When there is a new member in your riding group, it's always a good idea to run through how you do things. Here's an outline of the topics I cover. Have a look before your next group ride: Group Riding

2016 Urbana-Champaign Area Centuries (metric and/or imperial)
April 9 Illini Chill, St Joseph, IL
April 9 Beautiful Southern Ride, Carbondale, IL
May 21 Tour de Exchange, Charleston, IL
June 11 Mclean County Wheelers Spring Metric, Bloomington, IL
June 25 Tour de Witt, Clinton IL
July 10 Ride to the Depot, White Heath, IL
August 6 Hop on for Hope, LeRoy, IL (Village of Hope fundraiser)
August 27 Wabash River Ride, West Lafayette, IN
August 27 Prairie Cycle Club CU Across the Prairie, Urbana, IL
September 5 "Unofficial" Perrysville Indiana Ride (map pdf)
  Crop Cycle, Mahomet, IL
September 10-11 Old Kentucky Home, Louisville, KY
September 11 Capital City Century, Springfield, IL
September 17 Decatur Bicycle Club Amish Bike Tour, Athur, IL
  Bike BloNo Tour de Taco, Bloomington-Normal, IL
September 24 River to Rail Ride, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve
September 25 Prairie Pedal, Decatur, IL
September 25 Apple Cider Century, Three Oaks, MI
(canceled) Bike the Bridges, Rockville Lake Park, IN
October 1-2 Jack and Back, Nashville, TN
October 15 Ride for Recreation, Monticello, IL
October 21-23 Hilly Hundred (Bloomington, IN)
(more midwest rides can be found here)

"Personally, I believe the best way to promote the cause of cycling is to not be an idiot when you're riding your bike." Bike Snob NYC

hilly hundred
Miscellaneous Stuff
Mailing List
Visit the UC Bike Ride Google Group page to sign up for the ride announcement mailing list.
Maps and things
Routes on other sites
Maps and Cue sheets
Champaign County Maps
Miscellaneous Stuff

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Weather Underground radar
NWS weather for UC area

Please be safe, follow the rules and have a good ride!