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Commit to Trying It: Bike to Work!

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Will you commit to ride?
CentreBike is encouraging local residents to commit to bike to work on Friday, September 18. Together with PSU Sustainability  and PSU Transportation, we’ll have a table at Allen Street Gates to answer questions, provide maps, register bikes and talk with the community.


How you can participate:2
  • Commit to bike work on Fri, Sept 18
  • Encourage friends to commit
  • Stop by Allen Street Gates (8am-4pm)
  • Share your commute photos all month with #CentreFallBike, or on the CentreBike Facebook page


Why bike to work?  It keeps you moving, saves you money & time, helps the planet, and reduces vehicle congestion in town and on campus.


The goal of  these “Bike to Work” days is two fold: To inspire new people to try cycling as daily transportation, and to grow awareness for the large number of locals using cycling as daily transportation.


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Meeting Minutes – August 2015

MINUTES of CentreBike General Meeting

August 10, 2015

Meeting held at the State College Borough Building


  • Anna Nelson, Vice President
  • Joan Potter, Secretary
  • Brian Dempsey
  • Roy Greenfield
  • Paul Rito

The meeting was called to order by Anna Nelson at 5:30 pm.

Encourage Bicycle Friendly Businesses

The Appalachian Outdoor House will be submitting an application for BFB designation in October. They have accepted CentreBike’s offer of $100 gift certificate to be used for purchase of bike tools for use by their employees to meet one of the BFB criteria.

Centre Inspires Grant Proposal

CentreBike was chosen as one of 5 finalists for the $100k Centre Foundation grant. The proposal is for a series of Open Streets events next summer to be planned by CentreBike along with several community partners. Mt Nittany Medical Center has agreed to be a major partner and the YMCA has also expressed interest. Jamie Bestwick is willing to be on the Steering Committee. Anna has been contacted by various media for interviews since the announcement.

Fall Events

  • Bike to work event proposed for Friday, Sep 11th with an information table set up at the Allen Street gates.
  • 4-ft pass law promotion – discussed having yard signs designed with a 4’ rule design. Jamie Bestwick expressed interest in this effort.
  • The PSU/Borough event called LION Bash (Living In One Neighborhood) will be held on Thurs, Aug 27th from 6:00-8:30pm in the 200 block of Allen Street. The purpose is to bring together students and residents with music, food and engagement activities. CentreBike could have a table to share bike safety information.

A CentreBike response to the Warner Road PennDOT plan was discussed to endorse a bike/pedestrian path in addition to a wide road shoulder.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, it adjourned at 6:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Joan Potter, Secretary

Aug 10 General Membership Meeting


Our monthly membership meetings are open to all CentreBike members (and those interested in joining). Join us Monday, August 10th at 5:30 pm at the State College Borough Building, (243 S. Allen St, Rm 241, 2nd floor).


On the Agenda

  • SCASD Drivers Ed – an effort to add bicycle issues to curriculum.
  • Recap of CentreBike’s role in the Nittany Stage Race and opportunities to support other races in the future.
  • Bicycle Friendly Business designation and CentreBike’s push to increase local participation.
  • Centre Inspires grant proposal – CentreBike is 1 of 5 finalists for a $100K grant from the Centre Foundation!  An update will be given on the proposal to increase active transportation in the Centre Region.
  • Fall Planning:
    • Bike to work event
    • 4-ft pass law promotion
    • Locally advertising the benefits of biking
    • What other events, issues and initiatives should we explore?


Come join us and add your voice to support cycling in the Centre Region!