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Light The Night 2019 - Volunteer Opportunity

Event Type
University of Illinois, City of Champaign, City of Urbana, MTD, The Bike Project
Alma Mater and Hallene Gateway (corner of Lincoln and Illinois)
Oct 3, 2019   3:00 - 7:00 pm  
Sarthak Prasad

Light the Night 2019

Interested in volunteering for Light the Night 2019? Sign up here:

As fall quickly approaches, daylight hours are dwindling. To increase safety, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois have partnered to purchase and distribute FREE bike light sets for the 12th annual ‘Light the Night’ Bike Light Distribution Campaign.

Join us on October 3, 2019 from 4:00p to 7:00p at Illinois and Lincoln (Hallene Gateway) or the Alma Mater.

Bicyclists operating bikes without lights will have a set of front and rear lights installed by volunteers at each location. Lights will only be installed on bicycles without lights; lights will not be given to individuals. A bike rack demo will be available at the Illinois and Lincoln location.

            Optional training sessions: 
There will be two chances to go to a short training session for those who haven't participated before, those who want a refresher, or those who want to practice with this year's models of lights:

- Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 6:00 pm--6:45 pm, at the Downtown Urbana Bike Project, 202 S. Broadway, Urbana, IL. (enter via south side basement door).
- Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 3:00 pm--3:45 pm, at Alma Mater (SE corner of Green St. and Wright, Urbana, IL)

We will run a light-assembly / battery-install event (plus a second if needed) to get lights ready in advance:
- Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 7:00 pm--9:00 pm. Downtown Urbana Bike Project, 202 S. Broadway, Urbana, IL. (enter via south side basement door)
- Possible second session: TBA

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