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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!



Come On Down to the Nittany Stage Race

Cycling event in state college

“The Nittany Stage Race is the dream of every cyclist.  A two day, three race event that offers a challenging road course, incredible downtown racing, and lots of bang for the buck… all to help a great cause! “

On Aug 1-2, CentreBike is helping to support the Nittany Stage Race ( Not only do proceeds go towards a great local organization, The Bestwick Foundation, but the event will bring crowds of top cyclists to town, and help us continue to build momentum around our bike-friendly image.

On Sunday, CentreBike encourages all residents of State College to bike down to downtown to watch the races – which will be held on several closed-off roads of the Borough. In addition to spectating, from 1:30 to 6:00, during the Criterium races, a section of Nittany Ave (next to KCF Technologies) will be closed. CentreBike will host activities like free bike tune-ups and safety checks, as well as having food trucks (including Food for Thought and Ritas Italian Ice), a masseuse from A Step Beyond Massage Therapy, and unusual bike demonstrations. Visit with folks from The Bicycle Shop as well as 105.9 Quik Rock From 5:00-5:20pm, families who register at the tent in advance can have the chance to ride the Criterium bicycle course! Learn more about Family Fun at the Criterium.

Many CentreBike members are also volunteering to help on both days of the event – marshaling at intersections, set-up/take-down, pace car drivers, and more. (Watch out for us in our matching shirts!) If you are interested in volunteering, there are still slots available — contact Brian Dempsey at

We hope to see you there!

Meeting Minutes – July 2015

MINUTES of CentreBike Executive Committee Meeting

July 13, 2015

Meeting held at the State College Borough Building


  • Jim Serene, President
  • Paul Barsom, Treasurer
  • Joan Potter, Secretary
  • Brian Dempsey
  • Jean Bemis
  • Paul Rito

The meeting was called to order by Jim Serene at 5:30 pm.  A quorum was present, and the meeting was ready to proceed with business.

Bike Fest / Nittany Stage Race –Aug 1st & 2nd

  • CentreBike information table will be set-up near KCF Technologies with membership forms and various information available (Joan will print membership forms)
  • Jim, Paul B. and Brian will bring bike stands, pumps & tools to offer limited bike safety checks
  • Jim arranged for food trucks to be on-site: “Rita’s Italian Ice” and “Food for Thought” (dinner fare)
  • “A Step Beyond” massage therapy will offer free chair massage
  • A Slow Bike Race will be organized if there’s enough interest, and Justin from FreezeThaw offered to help with this
  • Anyone with unusual bikes are encouraged to bring them
  • Family Bike Ride will start at 5:00p – CentreBike members will lead the ride
  • Discussed having CentreBike T-shirts printed for all the volunteers to wear so they’re easily identified and to promote CentreBike. Designs were discussed and Paul Rito offered to order them online. Paul Barsom moved to fund the cost of T-shirts (~$300); Jean 2nd; all in favor.


There being no further business to come before the meeting, it adjourned at 6:50 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Joan Potter, Secretary