The Prairie Cycle Club (PCC), a non-profit social group for bicyclists in Champaign and adjacent counties in Illinois, 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.

Upcoming PCC and other bicycling-related events and activities:

C-U Bike Month
May 2016
Various events through out the month to encourage local bicycling. Scroll down the C-U Bike Month page for a complete calendar of events, dates and times.
Events include:
  • Days to Bike to Work, Bike to C-U Farmers' markets, Bike with Mom, and Bike to Worship
  • Community Used Bike Sale (Sat May 7)
  • Ride of Silence, May 18, 7pm, a ride to remember those injured or killed due to unsafe riding situations and raise awareness that bicycles and cars share the road. Part of an annual worldwide event. A silent, slow-paced 8mi ride leaving from the parking lot just east of the I-Hotel (Corner of 1st and St Mary's, south of the State Farm Center) to traverse through downtown Champaign and Urbana. After the ride, socialize with us at downtown Urbana's Crane Alley restaurant.
  • Bikes vs. Cars Movie & Bike Month Finale at the Art Theater Tue, May 31, 5:30-10pm at the Art Theater in Champaign
Weekly club ridesClick here for the 2016 schedule
Saturday Aug 27, 2016 C-U ACROSS THE PRAIRIE RIDE (CUAP)Prairie Cycle Club’s Annual Cycling annual sponsored ride coincides with downtown Urbana’s annual Sweet Corn Festival. Ride options from 15-100 miles. Bagel breakfast. Pre-registrants entered in a drawing for bicycling-related prizes (merchandise and gift certificates). Snack stops. SAG vehicle support Details here (still evolving).
Upcoming sponsored rides Saturday May 21, 2016 Charleston IL: 10th Annual “Tour de Exchange”
Saturday June 11, 2016 Hudson IL: McLean County Wheelers 35th Annual Spring Metric
Saturday June 18, 2016 Newman IL: Newman Freedom Festival 5K / Biathlon
Saturday June 18, 2016 Oakwood IL 2nd Annual Kickapoo Rail Trail Duathlon
For more details and a longer current list, click here.
RoadworkA link describing scheduled roadwork in Champaign, Urbana and surrounding areas
Prairie Cycle Club Happy HoursVarious places, 5-pm. Often at Radio Maria, 119 N Walnut St, Champaign, IL 61820. Dates and time always announced on the PCC email group, and sometimes announced on this page. All PCC members and future members invited.
PCC Board meetings
All PCC members invited. Usually, but not always, 3rd Tuesday, 5:30pm. Location varies. Check with a PCC Board member to confirm time and location.