Local bike group rolls out new guide
A local bike group said its revamped guide breaks new ground for bicyclists and motorists to share the road together.
President of Champaign County Bikes Jeff Yockey said the group will release its 2014 Champaign-Urbana-Savoy Bike Guide and Map on Saturday.
Yockey said the group has been releasing new maps every three years, but this year's map will be digitally formatted so it can be updated every year.
Yockey added that the map has street layouts and diagrams showing 40 different situations that bikes and cars might encounter when they're on the road together.
He also said the map will help bicyclists find safe routes in all kinds of traffic and in areas around Champaign County.
The Champaign-Urbana-Savoy Bike Guide and Map will be handed out Saturday at Urbana's Market at the Square and will also be available at local businesses and on the University of Illinois campus.