C-U ACROSS THE PRAIRIE RIDE (CUAP), Prairie Cycle Club’s 46th Annual Cycling Extravaganza, is scheduled for Saturday August 27, 2017 and will coincide with downtown Urbana’s annual Sweet Corn Festival.
The following information is for the 2016 ride, but this year’s ride information, available soon, will be very similar.
Ride choices from 15-100 miles, over flat to gently rolling terrain (maps here).
and a 7 mile family ride departing at 10am
Departure point: Parasol Records, 303 W Griggs, Urbana IL. Registration 7-10am, although 63 (100) mile riders should leave by 9:00am (7:30am)
Bagel breakfast, all pre-registrants entered in a drawing for bicycling-related prizes (merchandise and gift certificates).
SAG vehicle support until 4PM.
All riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
The Prairie Cycle Club strongly encourages all riders to wear helmets.
Call For volunteers We need 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.
Directions and Parking: The ride starts from Parasol Records, 303 W Griggs in Urbana (Map). To get from I74 to University and Race: (Zoom out on the map to see I-74.) Exit at either the Lincoln Av or Route 45 exits and head south appox 1.5 miles towards University Avenue. From Lincoln turn left(east) onto University; from Route 45 turn right (west) onto University for one block. Once at University and Race, turn south onto Race. Make first right onto Griggs. Then take first right just past Parasol Records onto Central which dead ends into the CUAP parking area.
Registration fees by August 20 & after August 20
PCC member: $22 & $27, PCC family: $40 & 45
Non-member: $27 & $32, Non-member family: $45 & $50
Non family groups of five or more individuals registering together on line get a $5/rider discount
7 mile family ride:: $10/household
PCC memberships for 2016-2017 can be purchased in conjunction with registration.
On line registration has ended. Participants can now register when arriving at the departure point.
(a) Snacks and drinks at the departure point (Parasol Records) and/or
(b) A 5 minute stroll or one minute ride to the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival for lunch from various vendor booths or at a downtown Urbana eatery. There will be secure bicycle parking at Parasol Records until 5pm. Cyclists can also lock their bikes at the parking garage at Main and Broadway in downtown Urbana. All riders will be given a coupon for a free ear of corn at the Sweetcorn Festival
(c) Downtown Urbana restaurants to visit after the ride.