Resources

The Bike Project

The Bike Project co-op offers a space, tools, and community to repair bikes, share knowledge, hold classes, and advocate for bikes in Urbana-Champaign.

Champaign County Bikes

Champaign County Bikes is a group of citizens working together to make Champaign County, Illinois the most bicyclist friendly county in the Midwest.

Ride Illinois

PCC has been a contributing member to the Ride Illinois (the League of Illinois Bicyclists’ new name) for many years. Ride Illinois organizes bicycle planning and safety seminars, advocates for bicyclists and bicycling at all levels of Illinois government, and maintains list of organized rides throughout Illinois.

Google Maps and Bicycling

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/travel/15Prac.html

Suggested Bicycle Routes in Illinois and Surrounding States

Illinois Dept of Transportation Bicycle Maps which by county rates roads throughout Illinois for cycling suitability. These maps can be downloaded to one’s smartphone.

Trails for Illinois, an organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Illinois by connecting the state’s communities and countryside with an interconnected, multi-use public trail network, and by promoting the use of trails for recreation and transportation.

Some routes in Indiana

East Coast 3000 mile Bikeway from Maine to Florida

Dealing with aggressive dogs

http://www.bicycling.com/training/injury-prevention/how-deal-aggressive-dogs-your-ride

Article About Bicycle Fitting

Those interested in bicycle fitting might wish to read this article: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm

Upcoming Organized Rides

Two good lists of rides in the Midwest this are Bike Rides in Indiana and Midwest Bicycle Rides

Everything You Wanted To Know About Bicycling

Mike’s Mega Bicycle Links

Adventure Cycling — nonprofit supporting bike traveling in the U.S. — excellent resource!!!

Bicycle Commuting and Safety Tips scroll down the page for a great list of resources about bicycling commuting, bicycle safety and training, state bicycle laws and bicycle trip planning

How to ride downhill

State of Illinois “Share the Road”

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