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 Ride Illinois 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
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, award presentations, and more.
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 is limited to 60 participants and primarily intended for professional planners and engineers.
Registration Fees – Register Here
Regular (non-member) – $50
LIB members – $35
Students – $25
NACTO Training (Oct. 29) – $100
Join Ride Illinois and become eligible for the members registration discount!
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
The Economic Impact of Trail Tourism
IDOT’s Complete Streets Policy and Implementation
Advocacy Leadership Development
League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle-Friendly Community program
Child Bike Safety Education Curricula and Facilities
Counting Bikes, Using Data
Bike Maps – Paper and Digital
Using BikeSafetyQuiz.com to Educate Bicyclists and Motorists in your Town
How to Legislate for Bikes
Community Bicycle Workshops
Ed Barsotti, Ride Illinois
Jason Jenkins, Active Transportation Alliance
Hanna Kite, Active Transportation Alliance
Jim Merrell, Active Transportation Alliance
Heather Schady, Active Transportation Alliance
Cynthia Hoyle, Alta Planning + Design
Josh Sikich, Alta Planning + Design
Bryan Schmid, Bi-State Regional Commission
John O’Neal, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Doug Ferguson, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Mary Ellen Wuellner, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, Kickapoo Rail Trail
Amy Camp, Cycle Forward
Christy Davis, Illinois Department of Transportation
Aren Kriks, Illinois Department of Transportation
Amy Madigan, Illinois Department of Transportation
Greg Piland, Federal Highway Administration
Brendan Kevenides, Freeman Kevenides Law Firm
Steve Clark, League of American Bicyclists
Phil Young, Northern Illinois University
Carrie Bottrell, Peoria Park District’s Bicycle Safety Town
Stacey Meekins, Sam Schwartz Engineering
Nate Roseberry, TY Lin International
Liz Mallott, University of Illinois
Jarrod Scheunemann, University of Illinois
James Whitacre, University of Illinois
Paul Fitzgerald, Working Bikes
NACTO Training takes place the day after the summit in downtown Champaign. If parking is full at the Illinois Terminal, please use the First Street lot one block northeast – bring $2 in coins.
Participants will learn state-of-the-practice solutions for on-street bikeways, based on lessons learned from the world’s best bicycling cities, and apply these lessons in a workshop. The design charrette format will incorporate classroom and field activities, and provide a forum for dialogue and engagement between engineers, planners, and other professionals.
• Become familiar with innovative bike facilities covered in the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, including cycletracks, protected bike lanes, and bicycle boulevards.
• Learn how to tailor on-street bikeway solutions to their communities
• Apply principles of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, including short-term and long-term strategies
• Learn appropriate context and warrants for facility implementation.
Nathan Roseberry, PE
Senior Transportation Engineer, T.Y. Lin
Timothy Gustafson, AICP
Senior Planner, T.Y. Lin
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.