Did you come out of class to find a BikeMoves seat cover on your bike? Since our last blog post, the BikeMoves team canvassed many University of Illinois campus hotspots with our bike seat covers. If you received a seat cover, make sure you have downloaded the app in the Google Play Store or iOS App Store, and signed up for our e-newsletter on the BikeMoves website! Unfortunately, our supply of bike seat covers is gone for 2016, but read on to see how you can win a bike shop gift card!
WCIA 3 News Coverage
Thanks to WCIA 3 News for interviewing the BikeMoves team about the app! The story highlights how Champaign-Urbana is the pilot community for BikeMoves Illinois, with plans to roll it out statewide. Therefore, your continual use of the app and feedback helps us improve the app for all Illinoisans. Also discussed is the “Report Incident” feature, where you can report an issue on your ride that might need to be fixed, such as a cracked road surface or low tree branch.
Gift Cards Galore
Our friends at Neutral Cycle have donated TWO $50 gift cards for BikeMoves users! We will draw a winner for each gift card on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. To be eligible to win, you must be on our e-newsletter list by 11:59 pm on Monday, November 7, 2016. Make sure you and your bicyclist friends sign up for the BikeMoves e-newsletter by adding your email address under “Email Updates” on the right side of the BikeMoves website. If you already receive the BikeMoves e-newsletter, you’re already entered into the drawing.
Congratulations to Ben Van Arsdale, winner of one of the Amazon gift cards from the September raffle!
Safety Town Survey
Champaign-Urbana is looking at the possibility of building a bicycle safety town in Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St. in Champaign. A safety town is a miniature town with various health and safety related programs tailored to different age groups. Champaign-Urbana area residents are invited to take a short survey on what features you might want to see in a local safety town. The survey is open through Monday, October 31, 2016.
Enjoy the Fall Weather!
With clear skies and mild fall temperatures forecasted for the next week, this is the perfect time to ride! Go enjoy your favorite bike ride, and be sure to take BikeMoves Illinois with you!