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Bicycle Commuting Tips – The League of American Bicyclists has develop a list of practical tips on the ins and outs of commuting by bicycle.

Bicycle Street Smarts – This booklet covers important techniques of safer on-road cycling.

Smart Cycling Videos – A series of short educational videos that will help you understand how to ride safely, improve comfort and find the right bike and gear.

Bike Safety Quiz – An interactive online resource sponsored by Ride Illinois (formerly the League of Illinois Bicyclists) that features safety tips and relevant state laws through quizzes for Adult Bicyclists, Motorists, and Child Bicyclist that help both bicyclists and motorists learn how to share the road.

Police Chiefs Article – Article published in spring 2014  on the use of the Bike Safety Quiz as a law enforcement tool. 

Bicycle Laws Card – A useful fold-up card listing the Illinois laws related to bicycling (pdf format). Updated version coming in spring 2018.

Illinois Bike Laws Update – SB1784 (eff. Jan. 1., 2018)

Springfield Area Bicycle Map – Created by Ride Illinois with input from the Springfield Bicycle Club, this map suggests routes for bicycle travel throughout the Springfield area.

Active Transportation Page – A comprehensive resource where you can find information about biking, walking and running in Sangamon County.

Ten Smart Rules to Bike Safety – Posted by the Health & Safety Department of the City of Madison, Wisconsin on its Bike Madison page. 

Tips for First Time Bicycle Commuters - Published by Deluxe Corporation. Reviews what you need to commute by bike, the importance of planning your route and how to freshen up for work after a bike commute.