Red Bicycle Ice Cream Opens at The Pines

The Atkins Group would like to welcome Red Bicycle Ice Cream to its new home at The Pines in Urbana!


Treats from an ice cream shop that opened July 4 are made from the milk of neighboring cows.

Owner Ed Mehnert of Champaign, a longtime groundwater hydrologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey, has been making homemade ice cream for a couple of years. After his retirement Dec. 31, Mehnert said it was time to open his own shop: Red Bicycle Ice Cream at 2740 Philo Road, Suite D, in the Pines retail center in southwest Urbana.