Get a Bike

If you are just getting started with biking for transportation, the first thing you are going to need is a bike! Don't worry, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at some of the best places to get a bike in Champaign-Urbana.

Where to get a bike

Know the Rules

Whether you are a new cyclist or just new to Champaign-Urbana you are going to need to get familiar with our local bike laws. Following these rules will help keep you safe and prevent you from getting a traffic ticket.

Learn the rules

Be Safe

Obeying the bike rules of the road can go a long way in keeping you safe, but you can always do more to protect yourself. We have a safety checklist and a safe riding tips blog that will give you a head start.

Safety Checklist

Safe riding tips

Secure your bike

Knowing the right places to park, the right way to lock your bike, and having the right lock protects your bike from theft and from being impounded. Also, bike registration is mandatory on campus and makes sure your bike is returned to you once it is recovered.

Bike parking

Register your bike

Get Involved

When the time comes and your bike is in need of repair, a membership to the Campus Bike Center will give you access to tools and experts that can help you fix your bike. Or you can join one of the many bike-related organizations on campus.

Campus Bike Center

Bike organizations

Stay Connected

Here at Bike at Illinois we want to make sure you have everything for a safe, comfortable and enjoyable ride every day. Because of this, we provide a reroutes & detours blog to give you a heads up if your route will be interrupted and a safe riding tips blog filled with local safe riding advice. Subscribe today to get the latest information sent to your inbox.

Reroutes & Detours

Safe Riding Tips