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.
PCC’s annual sponsored bicycle ride, CU Across the Prairie and Grand Fondo (to be renamed for 2018), held on Aug 27 2017, raised $2000 for the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Here is our treasurer Frank Modica presenting the check to Habitat for Humanity
Upcoming PCC and other bicycling-related events and activities:
| PCC Annual Dinner and General Membership meeting, |
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018, 5:30pm ,
at Biaggi’s restaurant, (2235 S Neil, Champaign, about 3/4 mile south of Kirby).
|Socializing and cash bar (starting at 5:30pm). |
The membership meeting starts at 6:30, during which we will hear the outgoing board's annual report. elect/re-elect club officers, followed by a presentation from Kim Eisenbarth about her cycling adventures. This should last 30 minutes or so.
Dinner follows, which includes a pre-selected entree, house salad and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages (iced tea, soft drinks, hot tea, coffee) for $15/person (subsidized by the club). Attendees pay separately for adult drinks and desserts.
We need a headcount by Wednesday January 24, so to choose and pay for your entree, and, if needed, begin or renew your PCC membership either
(a) click here to pay by credit card or PayPal, OR
(b) click here for a printable form to be mailed by January 20 with a check.
Those who don't RSVP can come to Biaggi's for the annual meeting, renew their membership there, and/or order dinner on their own from Biaggi's menu at regular prices.
To join PCC without attending the dinner, click here.
|Season Kickoff and Social:
Tuesday April 10, 2018 530-8pm|
at Jupiter’s at the Crossing (at Village Green shopping center, at the SW corner of Windsor and Duncan Champaign).
|Come socialize with new and old club and board members, meet the season's ride leaders, and if not yet done, join PCC or renew for 2018. |
***Free pizza and soft drinks for current and new PCC 2018 members. Adult drinks available for purchase.
|C-U Bike Month, the whole of May||Various events in C-U sponsored by Champaign County Bikes and other organizations, including |
May 1 - Bike to Work Day
May 5 - Bike to Market Day
May 9 - Bike to School Day
May 16 - Ride of Silence
May 19 - Playing it Safe
More details to follow
|Weekly club rides||The 2018 ride schedule will be posted in late March or early April.|
|Upcoming sponsored rides|| For the 2018 list, click here.|
More rides will be added in the spring.
|PCC Happy Hours||With the students still away, we will convene at a favorite campus pub: Wednesday Jan 10, 530pm at Murphy's Pub, 604 E Green, Champaign|
|Roadwork||A link describing scheduled roadwork in Champaign, Urbana and surrounding areas|
|PCC Board meetings||All PCC members invited. Usually, but not always, 3rd Monday, 6:30pm. Location/time varies. Check with a PCC Board member to confirm time and location. |