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Mayor’s Bicycle Safety Challenge

Ride Illinois invites all Illinois mayors and towns to participate in our 2nd Annual Mayor’s Bicycle Safety Challenge this spring and summer. It’s a simple program centered around BikeSafetyQuiz.com that will help improve safety on your city’s roads by educating bicyclists and motorists.
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Last year, 27 towns throughout the state participated in the program. Most participating communities had their mayor, city council or board proclaim a Bike Safety Week and then urge their residents – cyclists and motorists – to take our bike safety quiz and learn how to share the road safely. Some mayors, like Mayor Chris Koos of the Town of Normal, pictured above, led by example and completed the quiz before challenging residents to do the same.

Ride Illinois is currently contacting past participating towns and inviting new ones to join in promoting safety for cyclists and motorists, and we’ll be posting updates regularly. If you’d like to volunteer and ask your town to participate, or have some ideas about how you can help encourage your town’s residents to participate in the challenge, email us!

Check our list below to see if your community is participating and when. Then take BikeSafetyQuiz.com and do your part to show others that you care about bicycle safety. Post your selfie with your certificate of completion using #bikesafetyquiz to your to social media accounts, share BikeSafetyQuiz.com with friends, and enter weekly Ride Illinois t-shirt raffle at the end of the quiz!

Ride Illinois will be recognizing the top three participating towns/mayors and award one for the exceptional efforts at the Annual Illinois Bike Summit on September 19, 2016.

2016 Participating Towns and Proclaimed Bike Safety Weeks

Aurora
May 9 – 15

Carol Stream
May 2 – 8

Countryside
May Bike Month

Danville
May Bike Month

Dwight
May 29 – June 4

Elgin
May Bike Month

Highland Park
May 23 – 29

Libertyville
June 5 – 11

North Aurora
May 2 – 8

Olney
May 9 -15

Ottawa
May 17 – 22

Princeton
May Bike Safety Month

Schaumburg
May 16 – 20

Schiller Park
July 3 – 10

Washington
May 2 – 8