Batavia Bicycle Commission discusses upcoming summer events
At a meeting this week, the Batavia Bicycle Commission discussed the upcoming Green Fair Bike Swap and Bike 'n' Dine events.
The Batavia Bicycle Commission was created to act as an advocate to the city government in developing legislation that supports bicycling and participates in other activities as they relate to bicycling- and pedestrian-related issues in the City of Batavia. It also acts as a resource to the city government as it approves and evaluates policies and standards in regard to implementing the Batavia Bicycle Plan and future growth of the plan. The commission works with the community at large to help develop educational and informational programs, events and materials to promote safe biking and pedestrianism.
CITY OF BATAVIA
Batavia Bicycle Commission Meeting Minutes
100 N. Island Ave., Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 454-2000 http://www.cityofbatavia.net
Monday, June 13, 2016
Present: Joanne Spitz, John Gamble, Dave Pedersen, Scott Brasel, Randy Deicke,
Amy Moore, John Burnham, Dean Hoskin
Absent: Russell Drouillard, Emil Jensen, PJ Scott, Matt Knowles
Paul Olsen of Batavia passed away and family asked for donations in his memory be
given to Bikes For Batavia. So far, we have $225. Joanne is getting contact from
family to ask donors if we can amend their checks to add: City of Batavia, in the
Pay To line.
Batavia Apartments: Cadence Health will be at BA on July 10 to give bike ed/general
ed safety program. They will hand out free helmets. And, they supplied booster seats
to the BA van.
Bike to Work Week – Jamie/Cathy organized a bike to breakfast on Thursday. Beautiful
spread of food, and had about 10 visitors that were not from BBC. Jamie happy to do
Asked BBC to do another Market, July 23 or Sept. 3- neither are good dates for anyone,
so Amy will ask for another alternate date.
Bike Giveaway on May 28: Scott had 28 bikes ready to give away; 11 kids came.
Joanne and Lisa Palese delivered 2 bikes to 2 homeless RMS students living in St.
Charles. 3 on hold for family at BA. Hoping others still come for bikes soon.
Great 8 – June 26- Start point/hub will be by city hall/Peg Bond. Dean confirmed no
group is having a scheduled event. Can end at All Spoked Up and Bernie’s Bully Dogs
will be there. Ride from 10-1; families can come any time and do as many loops as they
want. Dave is making a sticker for each participant who completes a loop. Maybe do tshirts
next year if this is successful. Need Volunteers!!! Need to promote this by
Facebook, Main Street, Chamber…any way we can. Dave and Joanne contacting
Chamber; Amy M contacting Main Street. Dave, as always, is making a fabulous flyer
and the stickers.
Scott setting up Strava for riders to track their ride against other riders.
Amy will let BFBB know about event if they want to promote their restaurants to riders.
Randy will get trailer to event.
Green Fair Bike Swap- August 13. Need help
Bike n Dine – Originally, we said we would work with Main Street on this for July 20.
Joanne and Dave contacting Holly at the Chamber also, to see if this can be their
replacement for a Networking event, prior to the Riverwalk concert and BPD Movie
Night at the Riverwalk.
Two Brothers Ride- August 28
Group Ride to Chicago (or other location) – Sept. 25
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100 North Island Avenue
Batavia, IL - 60510