Cycling Advocacy Opportunities & Events
Light the Night
The fourth annual Light the Night event in Uptown Normal [map it] will be held on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 from 5pm-8pm and features safety-checks, giveaways, and free bike lights for everyone. Any bike without lights gets a free front and rear LED light. Connect-Transit will be on hand offering hands-on demonstrations of their front loading bike racks.
Bike Co-op open in West Bloomington
The West Bloomington Revitalization Project and its Tool Library have moved and opened a Bike Co-op. The new location is located at the southwest corner of Washington and Allin streets (724 W. Washington) [map it]. You can now take your bike in and learn how to repair it. They have tools and expert mechanics who are excited to walk you through everything step-by-step. And the cost is just $6.00 for a full day!
ACTION ALERT – BICYCLE SAFETY BILL
Please take a couple minutes to help Ride Illinois pass our state bicycle bill to legalize three common practices and clarify one law. House Bill 1784 would:
1) Allow motorists to pass bikes in a no-passing zone under certain conditions to improve cyclist safety.
2) Officially legalize bicycling on road shoulders, but not require it.
3) Allow bicyclists to use a rear light without also using a rear reflector.
4) Clarify the bicyclist lane position law, when the lane is too narrow for a car to pass with 3+ feet clearance.
Click here for details on how you can encourage your state representatives to support this important bill.