In celebration of May as National Bike Month, the Champaign-Urbana community will celebrate its fourth annual Bike to Work Day on May 1, 2013! To learn more and register for this event, click here.
The Daily Illini | Urbana to hold first bike education course
The city of Urbana will host its first bike education course next Thursday. The course serves as an option to reduce the $100 fine normally given for biking offences. During the month of May, two classes will be offered and serve as a trial run for a potentially permanent option for bicyclists written tickets. The program was put together by Lt. Bob Fitzgerald of the Urbana Police Department. Continue.
Since 1970, April 22 has been recognized as Earth Day. Led by U. S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as a day to increase awareness about the environment and to encourage conservation efforts. In 2013, more than 500 million people in 175 countries will observe Earth Day. Throughout the years, Earth Day has played a key role in environmental awareness and action efforts. This year, consider focusing on Earth Day through a new lens. Active Transportation – increased walking and bicycling for transportation— can not only help the environment but also the health of participants. Continue.
Walk MS 2012 | National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter.
Walk for a world free of MS! Participate at one of 13 official Walk MS sites or four Community Walk sites across Illinois. Walk MS is free to register and fully accessible. Join us as we come together as a community to celebrate the movement to end MS forever!
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012
Time: Registration opens 11:30 a.m. | Walk begins 1:00 p.m.
Location: Meadowbrook Park, W. Windsor Road & S. Race Street, Urbana, IL 61802
Directions (Google) | Site Map (PDF) | Route Map (PDF)
Calling all Illini fans and alumni! And all Chicago runners! Or runners from any Big Ten School, Midwest college/university, high school, church group, community group, etc. This exciting NEW 8K run will let you get your competitive game on, and raise money for the University of Illinois’s I FUND. The fund provides scholarships and academic support services to more than 500 athletes in 19 varsity sports each year. Learn more and sign-up today!
Ghungroo Dance Company is a dance team at the University of Illinois committed to showcasing various dance styles of Indian culture. The past year GDC has totally reinvented itself with a variety of never-before-featured styles of dance as well as a slew of new dancers. The team has performed at various events on campus as well as around Illinois. Every year, GDC has a show around March where these talented, high-energy group of dancers display their complete love and passion for dance.
The Eleventh Annual Febfest | Traditional Dance & Music Weekend (Feb. 10-12, 2012).
The Illini Folk Dance Society in conjunction with the Central Illinois English Country Dancers, and the Urbana Country Dancers will be holding a weekend of traditional dance and music at the Illini Student Union, 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, on the campus of the University of Illinois.
The weekend will feature a Friday evening contra dance, a Saturday evening English Country dance ball, a Sunday afternoon farewell dance and a fun assortment of workshops during the day Saturday and Sunday morning. Click here for more information.
Listverse | 10 Grueling Endurance Events.
No. 5: North Pole Marathon.
By competing in the world’s coolest marathon, the North Pole Marathon, you will become one of a truly select few to race at the top of the world – at the Geographic North Pole. And you will feel on top of the world when you manage to overcome the extreme sub-zero temperatures to finish 26.2 miles in one of the remotest parts of the planet. But first you must ask yourself if you have got the nerve and drive to travel to the North Pole and run on Arctic ice floes, with 6 to 12 feet separating you from 12,000 feet of Arctic Ocean? Can you handle the extreme cold? Are you fit enough? Do you want to push yourself to the edge?
Urbana Park District | Turkey Trot 2011.
Join your neighbors, family and friends for Urbana’s longest running special event–a free one mile fun run/walk through Crystal Lake Park.
Check in at the Lake House between 8 and 9. The run/walk begins promptly at 9. Participant ribbons will be awarded to the first 800 people to cross the finish line.