Be sure to join those interested in better bicycling conditions at the 4th annual Illinois Bike Summit! Learn from experts and network with others at this year’s event, organized by the League of Illinois Bicyclists and Champaign County Bikes. Nearly 300 advocates, professionals, and government officials from around the state attended last year’s summit.
The Summit will energize you and teach you something new, whether you are a seasoned pro or just someone interested and curious about helping your town be more bike-friendly.
Main Summit Program
Wednesday, October 28
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
I-Hotel, 1900 S. First Street
Breakout session topics tentatively include:
- Local bike planning basics – products, process, and case studies
- Protected bike lanes and neighborhood greenways (bike boulevards)
- Complete streets policies – tools and local implementation
- Winning and implementing a grant for your trail/bikeway
- Economic development from bicycling
- IDOT’s Complete Streets policy
- Advocacy leadership development
- League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle-Friendly America program
- Safe Routes to School, child bike safety education curricula, and Peoria’s Bicycle Safety Town
- eBikes are coming – and what this means
- Bicycle and trail counts
- Bike maps – paper and digital
- Using BikeSafetyQuiz.com to educate bicyclists and motorists in your town
- How to legislate for bikes
- Community bicycle workshops
Thursday, October 29
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Illinois Terminal, 45 E University Ave
A national-level training on NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide will be held the day after the summit in downtown Champaign. The NACTO training is limited to 60 and is primarily intended for professional planners and engineers. If parking is full at the Illinois Terminal, please use the First Street lot one block northeast – bring $2 in coins.
The NACTO training uses the same registration page as the Summit.
Registration Fees – Register Here
Regular (non-member) – $50
LIB members – $35
Students – $25
NACTO Training (Oct. 29) – $100
Join LIB and become eligible for the members registration discount!
Continuing Education Hours – Both Days
Several of the Illinois Bike Summit breakout sessions will offer continuing education credit for professional engineers and, most likely, planners. Details are still being finalized, but expect at least 3 PDH credits and 4 AICP CM credits (pending) to be available. The NACTO training offers 6 PDH and AICP CM credits.
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Thanks to our Sponsors
For information about sponsorship opportunities for the Illinois Bike Summit, please contact Tania Sebastian, Marketing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.