Light the Night 2021 - Free bicycle light giveaway event!
The Bike Month Planning group is organizing the 14th annual Light the Night, a bike light giveaway event on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 4-7 pm at three locations:
1. Alma Mater Plaza,
2. Hallene Gateway (intersection of Illinois and Lincoln), and
3. Campus Bike Center (51. E. Gregory Dr., Champaign)
Over the past several years, we have installed over 800-1,000 bike light sets every year, and even last year, we installed nearly 450 bike light sets.
Safety of bicyclists in our campus community is of the highest importance, and as the days grow shorter in the fall and more people are bicycling at night, it is essential to promote safety measures. Illinois Law requires all bicycles to have lights at night, but it does not require that bikes be sold with light sets and many bicycle riders are not aware of the law. This event is meant to improve safety on campus and in the community by providing bike lights to students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Attendees are required to bring their bicycles for the free installation.
This event is organized in partnership between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD), City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), Champaign County Bikes, the Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign, and C-U Safe Routes to School Project.
We are also organizing the annual Bike to Work Day event on the same day (September 14, 2021) from 7-10 am. See more details on Bike at Illinois events page!
Campus Bike Center Grand Re-opening Celebration is also scheduled for that week on Thursday, September 16, 2021.