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July 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes

CentreBike Membership Meeting
July 11, 2018 at 5:30PM
State College Municipal Building in Room 241

Attendees: Brian Dempsey, Frank Maguire, Tim Nebgen, Trish Meek, Autumn Busbee, Tristan Avelis, Andrew Artz, Gordon Kauffman, Paul Rito, Mark Davison, Ed Jenkins, and Dana Miller

  1. Welcome
  2. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Received CentreGives grant disbursement (this is NOT the funds from the CentreGives campaign)
    2. $153 was spent on the cookout
    3. Total funds: $9,638.52
  3. Stakeholder Reports
    1. PennDOT
      20 children kits and 50 adult rider kits left. Kits need to be distributed by Sept 30. Majority of these kits will likely be distributed by Trish at CRPR bike classes.
    2. Municipalities/CRCOG
      CRPR is currently working on the Fall Active Guide
    3. CRBAC
      Looking to create direction and distinction between CRBC and CRBAC
    4. Individuals
      Andrew Artz: attended Tyrone Freedom Ride, had a large attendance with a diverse audience and recommends CRBC should have a presence. Over 600 people and raised $10,000.
  4. Updates
    1. LION Bash Participation (Aug 29, 5-8PM)
      Freeze Thaw will host a “Bike Check Up” station and is willing to partner with CentreBike
  5. Discussion and Action Items
    1. Discuss pushing Centre Region Parks and Recreation to modify Phase 1 of the Whitehall Road Master Plan to include an action sports park. Click here for info on the Master Plan.
      1. The Parks Capital Committee will discuss this on Thursday (7/12/2018) at 12:15 PM at the COG Building Forum Building.
      2. Click here for more information on the State College Borough Action Sports Park Report.
    2. Discuss working with the Visitor’s Bureau to see if we could update the Cycle Centre County brochure. They currently have an extensive page on their website about biking, but nothing (?) in print. See images of the 2003 cycling campaign on the next page.
      1. Dana Miller volunteered to investigate what CSVB currently has as far as biking goes and start a conversation about what they are willing to carry.
    3. Discuss safety initiatives and Drive with Care yard sign.
      1. Centre County Concerned Cyclists; cyclists was recently hit. Paul is working to send members of this group our way, since we are established.
        Motion to mark $1,500 to purchase yard signs over next year; signs could be “purchased” with donations. Motion passed.
    4. Members might be interested in the Friends of Rothrock State Forest group. Click here for more information.
  6. Adjournment
  7. Next Meeting
    August 13, 2018 at 5:30PM
    State College Municipal Building in Room 241

May 2018 Membership Minutes

CentreBike Membership Meeting Minutes

May 14, 2018 at 5:30PM
State College Municipal Building in Room 241

Attendees: Autumn Busbee, Tristan Avelis, Tim Nebgen, Cecily Zhu, Sean Busko, Trish Meek, Jean Bemis, Ed Jenkins, Mark Davison, Brian Dempsey, Paul Rito, Andrew Artz, Michele Chernega

  1. Welcome
  2. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Total available funds: $7,918.14 (does not include Centre Gives donations)
  3. Stakeholder Reports
    1. PennDOT
      Press Release from Harrisburg on Biking Improvements
      Press Office will give heads up on social media posts
      Bicycle Kits are being distributed to new adult riders and child riders who are attending educational bike classes.
      PennDOT will partner with Kidical Mass for a media event
    2. PSU Entities
      Cecily has set up Centre Region as an advocacy area for the National Bike Challenge which will take place from May to September 2018.
      Cecily also distributed red bike seat covers from Fixation by Saris. If you see one around town, snap a selfie with it and email the picture to to give State College a chance of winning $1,000 for cycling infrastructure. More info can be found here.
    3. CRCOG
      Puddintown to Orchard ribbon cutting this past friday, 61 attendees w/ 20 bikes and 3 dogs. All 3 bike shops provided fabulous raffle prizes.
      Biking in the Centre Region was taught last week and passed out kits that PennDOT received from a grant
      Summer Bike Classes
      Valley Vista shared use path design is almost complete, with construction anticipated for 2019
      COG & County are designating May as Bike Month
      Joan and Trish hosted a “Becoming a Bike Friendly Business” webinar and are going to write several blog posts for this too
      1st COG Bike to Work Day will be this Friday!
    4. CRBAC
      Next meeting on 5/15/2018 at 4PM at the State College Borough Municipal Building
    5. Individuals
      1. Centre Gives
        34 donors contributed $1,895 to CentreBike! Thanks Michele!
        Donors received a membership from donating: 19 members renewed through this campaign, 3 new members from Facebook, 6 new members from the mailing list, and 7 completely new members!
    6. Lanespotter
      Unable to attend today, but looks forward to attending a meeting soon. Lanespotter is a crowdsourcing bike route app!
  4. Updates
    1. Centre Gives Campaign- see info above
    2. Bike Month Initiatives- previously mentioned. We are currently unsure of the status CATA bus wraps at the moment. Members discussed if
      Bellefonte to Milesburg Trail- no updates
    3. Pro-bike political/motivational yard signs could be ~$15/sign, however bulk pricing is worth looking into.
      Put out call for what people would like to see and vote at the next meeting.
  5. Action Items
    1. Plan Bike Month Picnic
      Cookout will be held at Paul Rito’s house in lieu of a June Meeting on June 11 at 5:30. RSVP HERE.
      Vote passed to spend no more than $150 on main foods for this; Andrew Artz made the motion, Paul Rito seconded the motion, and members voted in favor!
  6. Volunteer Call
    1. Member Bios/Stories for Website/Facebook
      CentreBike would like to post bios/stories about our members! Submissions can be sent to any Executive Committee member. Send pictures to! Prompts can be provided if needed.
  7. Adjournment
  8. Next Meeting:
    June 11 at 5:30PM for a Cookout Paul Rito’s House