Light the Night 2014


Light the Night is Champaign-Urbana’s annual free bike light giveaway! Come to any of the following stations with your bicycle to get a pair of lights installed.


Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 4-7 pm



Alma Mater (SE corner of Green St. and Wright St.) Urbana, IL

Corner of Illinois St. and Lincoln Ave. (near the Hallene Gateway) Urbana, IL

LifeCykle Bike Shop, 79 E Beardsley Ave, Champaign, IL


One person, one bike, one free set of lights!

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Kickapoo Rail Trail

Kickapoo Rail Trail logoThe Champaign County Forest Preserve District (CCFPD) acquired the Kickapoo Rail Trail, a 24.5 mile retired railroad corridor that spans from the east side of Urbana to the Vermilion County Fairgrounds and Kickapoo State Park, in 2013. A multi-use recreational trail is planned for the rail corridor. CCFPD and the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation are currently working with their project partners, the Vermilion County Conservation District and the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation, to raise funding for the construction of the trail. Want to learn more? Visit the Kickapoo Rail Trail website at!




River to Rail Ride banner

The River to Rail Ride, a fundraiser for the trail, is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. The $35 registration has 15, 32, and 67 mile route options and includes a pancake breakfast. You can learn more and register for the ride at the River to Rail Ride website or in the r2r brochure. Volunteers are also needed for the ride – if you are interested, please contact CCFPD Volunteer Coordinator Pat Simpson at 217-586-3360 or at


Thank you for your support of the Kickapoo Rail Trail!

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