January 2020 General Membership Meeting Minutes

January 13, 2020 Centre Bike General  Meeting 5:30 PM
State College Municipal Bldg – Room 241




  1. Tristan Avelis
  2. Valerie Burnett
  3. Michele Chernega
  4. Matt Cox
  5. Mark Davison
  6. Jasmine Fieldstone
  7. Tanya Hampton
  8. Mark Higgins
  9. Ed Jenkins
  10. Christian Kurpiel-Wakamiya
  11. Joanna Weidler Lewis
  12. Paul Rito
  13. Roy Rubert
  14. Erin Thomas
  15. Cecily Zhou

Matt Cox was nominated as CB President by Mark Davison and it was seconded by Paul Rito. Voted on by present members, all replied Yes. Matt is the new Centre Bike President with Tristan serving as temporary VP until he has to move.

• TREASURER’S REPORT    Balance: $14,050.32

• STAKEHOLDERS REPORT  PennDOT – No one present

Country Commissioner, Mark Higgins says they have lots of bike path and initiatives in the process which can “help decide whether we will be a bike destination or not”. “Gentle Lobbying” may help move things along.

PSU Entities – Cecily reported:

PSU has now hired an assistant for Cecily. Cecily says West Gate Parking deck will have “Tinker Space/ Bike Den” like a repair/community space. Indoor space w/ workbenches w/ tool kits, bathroom, whiteboard. ETA: 2021 Also lots of covered bike parking. No schedule yet for Spring workshops but they will probably be held in these new spaces. They expect open Hours plus guided workshops. Risk Management will be letting her know if it will be open to the public and if there will be separate hours for public vs students.

CRBAC (Cecily is Chair) Next mtg is Feb 18 at 142 Land & Water Research Bldg from 4pm-5pm and will be available via Zoom


On Tuesday January 14th at 10:00 AM there was an Open House at the Patton Township Municipal Building (100 Patton Plaza) to provide information on proposed improvements to Toftrees Avenue. Valerie Burnett said they are still taking input


Bike Love is an event Matt Cox is looking to do on 2/8/20 or 2/10/2020 possibly in lieu of CB meeting (more…)

Light Up The Night Bike Light Giveaway

Free bike light giveaway throughout the Penn State campus on November 4, 2019 was a great success. Many lights were shared and cyclists were very appreciative.

Hosted by Centre Bike and sponsored by UPUA & Penn State Transportation Services

The 2019 Mayor Led Family Fun Ride

Family Fun Ride 2019 – SUCCESS! 


On Saturday September 21st, bicycle advocacy groups joined forces to host a family friendly community bike ride. On this 8 mile slow paced ride, 35 participants joined us to explore some of the bike paths and shared use path’s throughout Ferguson Township and the Borough of State College. Two of our lucky participants won $25 gift cards to our local bike shops. We wanted to thank the following partners who made this event possible: The Borough of State College, Centre Region Planning Agency. CPRP, and Centre Moves. We also wanted to thank all of the volunteers who dedicated their time to make this event possible. Please stay tuned for more community events! Happy Cycling!