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The Prairie Cycle Club (PCC), a non-profit social group for bicyclists in Champaign and adjacent Illinois counties, serves a variety of bicyclists including beginning riders, recreational riders, touring cyclists, long distance riders, and commuters. Read more about the club, why you should join and meet our board.

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August 26 (Saturday):  C-U Across the Prairie
Prairie Cycle Club’s 45th annual sponsored ride coincides with
downtown Urbana’s annual Sweet Corn Festival.
Ride options of 25, 45, 65 and 100 miles, plus a 7 mile family ride.
Oatmeal/bagel bar breakfast. Snack stops. Pizza post-ride lunch.
Pre-registrants entered in a drawing for gift certificates from
Durst Cycles and Champaign Surplus.
SAG vehicle support. Early bird discount through Saturday August 19
Details Register now
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Volunteers to help with the ride, starting around 6:00 AM on ride day. The various easy-to-do jobs involve setting up, staffing and dismantling the registration areas and and rest stops. Volunteers can participate in the ride before or after their shifts. Ride fees are waived for all volunteers. Rest stop volunteers might wish to bicycle to and from their assignments. To review the list of available volunteer positions and sign up as volunteer, click here.

Upcoming PCC and other bicycling-related events and activities:

Community Full Moon Bike Night Rides
Friday June 9
Saturday July 8
Sunday August 6
Tuesday September 5
Every full moon enjoy a 22-mile round-trip night "pick your own speed" bike ride departing from Urbana's Meadowbrook Park shortly before sunset. We ride over very low traffic country roads, stop in Sidney for ice cream and socializing before heading back on moonlit roads. Details here
Weekly club ridesClick here for the 2017 schedule
Upcoming sponsored rides For a 2017 list, click here.
RoadworkA link describing scheduled roadwork in Champaign, Urbana and surrounding areas
PCC Board meetings
All PCC members invited. Usually, but not always, 3rd Wednesdays, 5:30pm. Location varies. Check with a PCC Board member to confirm time and location.