AT NO COST TO YOU, GET FUNDING FOR League of Illinois Bicyclists (dba Ride Illinois) WHEN YOU:
Buy a Home / Sell a Home / Lease Commercial Property

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Your Future Real Estate Transaction can Support Better Cycling Conditions Throughout Illinois

As a member of Investing In Communities®, Ride Illinois can receive funding as a result of any brokered real estate transaction – home sales, home purchases, or commercial leases. As more supporters use this platform, before engaging a real estate agent, Ride Illinois will have more resources to continue advocating for better cycling conditions in Illinois.

Mission, Vision, and Accomplishments

Ride Illinois has been actively promoting the many benefits of cycling since 1992. We envision a future that is safe for cyclists of all ages and abilities to bike for both transportation and recreation. A bicycle is an ideal mode of transportation for short trips, long tours, and every distance in between.

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Education and Infrastructure

Education and infrastructure are key areas of focus. Both cyclists and motorists have much to learn in order to safely share the same space. Improving infrastructure for cyclists is necessary to truly make cycling a viable option for residents of communities of all sizes.

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History of Ride Illinois

The League of Illinois Bicyclists (LIB) was incorporated in 1992 with a focus on statewide bike advocacy efforts. LIB was initially an affiliate of the League of American Bicyclists. In 2015, the organization was rebranded as Ride Illinois. Over the years, there has been a greater emphasis on education while maintaining a focus on infrastructure and legislation.

Programs and Events is a free, online resource that has been completed by over 110,000 Illinois residents since its launch in 2013. There are quizzes available for adult bicyclists, child bicyclists, motorists, and truck drivers. The quizzes are also available in Spanish. In addition, every other year Ride Illinois hosts the Illinois Bike Summit. The goal of the Summit is to share a wealth information amongst advocates and professionals that will result in improved conditions for cyclists in communities across Illinois.

Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Helps Support Ride Illinois

At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about better biking in Illinois can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for Ride Illinois. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,300 of free funding. Support Ride Illinois’ mission by using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs.

Location: Elk Grove Village, IL

Focus Area: Community Development

Budget: $250k - $500k

Want to help this charity with your next real estate transaction?

We respect your privacy and want to make sure you are totally at ease. By submitting, you are sharing your information with us only and we will not share it with or sell it to anyone else. We will contact you by email to get more information about your real estate needs. Then we will provide you with several agents suited to your needs and you may contact them -or not- as you choose. There’s no sales pitch or pressure. It's entirely your choice.

HOW YOUR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION GENERATES $$$ FOR League of Illinois Bicyclists (dba Ride Illinois)

As a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, League of Illinois Bicyclists (dba Ride Illinois) is eligible to receive at least 70% of the referral fee when you use Investing In Communities (IIC) to sign up with ANY real estate broker to handle your residential or commercial property transaction. Referral fees are a common expense paid by brokers only to other brokers for much desired referrals. As a licensed broker with a charitable mission, IIC is able to accept referral fees and pass most of those funds to your charity of choice - at no cost to you.
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