Resources

Bike Friendly Community

  • UC Bike Ride – A collection of useful information to make bicycling in and around Urbana, Champaign and the surrounding areas easier, safer and more fun.
  • Bike Urbana – The City of Urbana encourages the use of bicycles as a logical alternative to the automobile for access to local amenities, and provides bike path maps, bike registration, and other resources.
  • The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign – The Bike Project offers a DIY space, tools, and a community to repair bikes, share knowledge, hold classes, and advocate for bikes in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
  • The Prairie Cycle Club – The Prairie Cycle Club, a non-profit social group for bicyclists in Champaign and adjacent counties in Illinois, serves a variety of bicyclists including beginning riders, recreational riders, touring cyclists, long distance riders, and commuters.

Green Initiatives

  • Greenhouse @Urbana – Greenhouse strives to be both a real and symbolic example of local food cultivation for the community at large.
  • Landscape Recycling Center – A not-for-profit facility that turns local yard debris such as grass clippings, brush and plant cuttings into useful mulches and compost for the home and garden.
  • Urbana Recycling Locations

Social Initiatives

  • Nextdoor – Nextdoor is the best way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your neighborhood. There are so many ways our neighbors can help us, we just need an easier way to connect with them.
  • C-U Safe Routes to School Project – C-U Safe Routes to School Project came about after four years of organizing Walk & Bike to School Day in Champaign and Urbanaschools and deciding that there was more than could be done to educate the community on pedestrian and bicycle safety issues.
  • U-C Independent Media Center – The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is a grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice in the Champaign County area.

Business and Community

  • Urbana Business Association – The Urbana Business Association’s mission is to serve our members by making Urbana a dynamic place to live, work, and do business.
  • City of Urbana – Urbana offers its residents the best of small town living and big city amenities.
  • Carle Foundation Hospital – Based in Urbana, Illinois, The Carle Foundation is the not-for-profit parent company of an integrated network of healthcare services.
  • Presence Covenant Medical Center – Presence Covenant Medical Center’s goal is to to inspire people to see their health in a new way. More than doctor visits and medical tests, but a lifelong journey of small, manageable steps.
  • Frasca International – Founded in 1958 by Rudy FRASCA, an aviation pioneer with a passion for simulation, the company’s goal has always been to build the highest quality flight simulators available.

Arts & Entertainment

  • Urbana Park District List of Parks – The Urbana Park District was formed in 1907 with one park–Crystal Lake Park. It has since grown to include 22 parks and natural areas and several facilities.
  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts – Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to the advancement of education, research, and public engagement through the pursuit of excellence and innovation in the performing arts.
  • Community Center for the Arts – The mission of the Community Center for the Arts is to build and cultivate community through shared experiences in the arts.
  • Station Theatre – The Celebration Company at The Station Theatre challenges and entertains audiences with classic plays, musicals and innovative works, and seeks out and nurtures local talent, providing a supportive environment that fosters a love of all things theatre.
  • Urbana Free Library – Located in the heart of downtown Urbana at the corner of Race and Green. The Urbana Free Library has a commitment to excellent public service.
  • Anita Purves Nature Center – The Anita Purves Nature Center, at the north end of Urbana’s Crystal Lake Park opened in 1979, and offers environmental programs on site and at other locations.
  • Japan House – It is the mission of Japan House to bring about cultural understanding, to offer exposure to new perspectives and, ultimately, to give a necessary refuge for all to embrace tranquility in an immersive and experiential environment.
  • Spurlock Museum – The William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum of World Cultures is a regional center for cultural and archaeological collections from throughout history and across the globe.
  • UI Pollinatarium – The University of Illinois Pollinatarium is the first free-standing science center in the nation devoted to flowering plants and their pollinators.
  • Wandell Sculpture Garden – The Wandell Sculpture Garden at Meadowbrook Park was dedicated in June 1999 to support art in a natural setting.
  • The Craft League of CU – The Craft League of Champaign-Urbana is an organization open to anyone interested in promoting knowledge and appreciation of art and fine craft in the community.
  • Center for World Music – The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, a unit of the University of Illinois School of Music, is a nonprofit organization promoting understanding and appreciation of the world’s performing arts, primarily through active study of their performance.
  • Stone Creek Golf Club – Built in 1999, Stone Creek Golf Club features one of the most enjoyable and challenging 18-hole public championship golf courses in down state Illinois.
  • Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center – UIAC is a partnership between the Urbana School District and the Urbana Park District. It is open to everyone during public swim time with a paid admission.