September 2019 Minutes

September 9, 2019 General Centre Bike Meeting
State College Municipal Bldg – Allen St



  1. Tristan Avelis
  2. Matt Cox
  3. Paul Rito
  4. Cecily Zhou
  5. Michele Chernega
  6. Jasmine Fields
  7. Autumn Busbee
  8. Don Voight
  9. Jean Beamis 
  10. Mark Davidson
  11. Ed Jenkins


Trish said over 60 engagements, over 200 cyclists, 3/4 helmets at Commuter Coffee @ Sunset Park. 70s and overcast, August 30, 2019 

Upcoming commuter coffee (Duck Donuts & Websters donated)

Fall Bike to Work Day may be Bike to Anywhere Day Sept 27 Register your ride at: And be entered to win Amazon $50 gift card. Some discussion about using local biz for gift card. Tristan made motion to donate Amazon Gift Card, michele seconded and Paul offered to purchase. 

State College Borough

Valley View Shared Use Project happening adding connectivity

Host Lion Bash table being hosted by SCB and Paul plans to be there

Cecily reported UPUA funded bike station for 1 year on Allen outside Borough bldg

Bike racks for sale at surplus but CB needs to get before end of Sept. Autumn & Jasmine says they’d like CB to get some but they’d store them.  CB doesn’t want the “toaster rack/wheel bender” kind.

Autumn asked if Cecily will bring a mobile bike rack to the Sept 27 Commuter Coffee 7 – 10 am Jazmine will even have a QR code you can scan and register your ride (& chance to win) when you stop there.

Cecily will have portable CATA rack at Lion Bash to teach folks how to use it

Bicycle Education & Enforcement “BEEP” Because university they can lower fine cost and also go to online bike ed course and get fee waived first time.

“Limited Bike Zone” on campus because you can’t ride on sidewalk unless you yield to pedestrians. Bike lanes on Garner St etc history is there wasn’t room on both sides of road, they are called “climb lanes”

Cecily reports that UPUA is giving $ again for new bike lights


October 3 is next Bike Safety 101 and Paul can’t do this one, so Brian is doing it.

Monday, November 3, 2019 is Light Up Night bike light giveaway.

How many locations? Was discussed. HUB, IST/West Gate, Allen Gates didn’t have much so top of Shortlidge was suggested, Sunset Park was suggested.

Paul asked about light coupons for that night and Jean suggested membership forms to give out w/ lights

Matt said they are working on Cranksgiving (scavenger hunt/food drive/race all in one) and it will benefit Youth Service Bureau rather than Food Bank because the latter doesn’t need it.

Jazmine is having trouble finding vols for Family Fun Ride Sept 21, 10-12 (wants 6-8 vols) Ride is to Orchard and back. VOLS= Registrar, Intersection attendees, After party snack distributor. Getting sandwiches from Jimmy Johns so that’s why she wants people to register.



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