Light the Night and Amazon Gift Card Raffle

Thanks to everyone who stopped to see us at Light the Night last week! If you received a bike seat cover, be sure to download the BikeMoves app for Android or iOS! While there are similar apps on the market, this is the first app specifically designed for bicyclists in Champaign County. The app provides a valuable data collection opportunity for local transportation planners to improve bike safety and connectivity.

Additionally, BikeMoves includes the locations of existing bikeways (tap the colored lines on the map) and bike parking, as well as the ability to report issues on your ride (e.g. potholes, low tree branches) to local officials. Also included are the locations of bike repair stations and bike shops to help service your bicycle.

Students sign up for the BikeMoves newsletter and receive bike seat covers at Light the Night.

If you haven’t yet received an orange bike seat cover, contact the BikeMoves team. Who knows – a seat cover may find its way to your bike this week!

Gift Card Raffle, You Say?

That’s right! Everyone signed up for the BikeMoves newsletter by 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 29th will be eligible to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards! If you’re on the BikeMoves newsletter, you’re already entered in the drawing. Encourage your cyclist friends to sign up on the BikeMoves homepage for a chance to win!

iOS Geolocation Permissions

One of the questions we’ve received from users regards the geolocation permissions on iOS. BikeMoves Illinois only tracks your location while you are recording a trip, but the current version requires the always allow permission for geolocation. Check out our recent blog post to learn more about this issue and our privacy policy.

Open Source

BikeMoves Illinois is open source software created by developers at the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission and students at the University of Illinois. The code is freely available for anyone to inspect and improve. Interested in contributing code or documentation? Drop us a line at bikemoves@cuuats.org!

Don’t Delay – USE it today!

Many people may have downloaded BikeMoves Illinois to their device, but now we want to make sure you are using it! The fall weather we have been waiting for has finally arrived this week. So use BikeMoves during your next bike ride, and feel free to shoot us an email at bikemoves@cuuats.org to let us know how it went!

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