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4th Annual Illinois Bike Summit
October 28, 2015, Champaign


Register for the Summit Here

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.
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Main Summit Program
Wednesday, October 28
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
I-Hotel, 1900 S. First Street

Includes an opening plenary session, a lunchtime session, and four other time slots offering breakout session choices. Other options before, during, and after the main program include niche topic “coffee talks”, group meetups, a local bike tour, a networking reception, and more. More program details and speakers will be posted over the coming weeks.

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
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NACTO Training
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.
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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!

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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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Accommodations

We encourage Summit attendees to consider staying at the I-Hotel. If you are a student or volunteer and need assistance finding more affordable options, please email us at summit@bikelib.org.

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For questions and other information, email summit@bikelib.org.

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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 tania@bikelib.org.

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