Meeting Minutes 9/20/16

Attended by: Jim, Joe, Glen, Alyssa, Ken, Cary, Marcus, Madie, Alex, Max, Ian, Rob

Handlebar Updates:

  • Sunday volunteer training a success
    • lots of first years, returning visitors
    • scratched tube-patching workshop
    • add Shake, Rattle and Roll exercise
  • Visitor Stats
    • 75 visitors Fall 2015
    • 30 visitors Spring 2016
    • 40 people in shop as of 9/19/16
  • Wall/Bench outside shop
    • on Facilities management’s annual review
    • Should be approved by next meeting
  • Trip to Recycle Bicycle, Harrisburg 9/10/16 successful
    • Alex led, 4 attended

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday Road Rides
    • every Tuesday 5-6pm, leaving from Hbar
  • Bike to Farm Potluck 10/8/16
    • 30 signed up as of 9/20
    • Need ride leaders
    • Dickinson.edu/biketofarm
  • Harrisburg area Bike and Pedestrian survey
    • College and High Street Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-6pm, Saturday 12-2

Infrastructure:

  • Covered bike racks purchased
    • installation contracted out, shooting for early spring
  • Other covered spaces
    • make use of empty, somewhat sheltered areas
    • timeframe: next 2-4 weeks
    • Armstrong/Buchanan and Baird McClintock
  • Bike Pumps around campus (3 locations)
    • paid for by Student Senate
    • tamperproof = hard to repair, working with facilities to fix
  • New res hall will have indoor storage!

Green Bike Fleet:

  • 50 bicycles
  • Glen contributed 5 over summer
  • 35 currently checked out, lots of large bikes still available
  • 3 incidents
    • 2 stolen last academic year, 1 per semester
    • 1 stolen this semester, recovered and reintroduced into fleet
    • 1 accident, hit by car, rider unharmed
    • Both accidents were bikes lent to friends – add clear guidelines to contract about responsibility
Stolen Bikes:
  • ~10 reported each year, majority unregistered
  • 1-2 recovered yearly, others disappear completely
  • Visibility vs. Lock awareness
    • Look for funding for security around racks?
    • Proper locking is more effective
      • Lock Your Bike Campaign?
      • Table with DPS on Britton?
      • Direct student initiative, marking “risky” bikes?
    • Update Biking Website – lock education, what to do when bike is stolen (report!)
  • When bikes are found, call police! Don’t handle yourself

Other:

  • Mountain Biking trip to Allegrippis Trails,¬†Raystown Lake¬†9/24
  • Biking club equipment in shed, key requested
  • Marcus will be League certified instructor
  • Cary is Mtn Bike Certified instructor

Next meeting is November 15th, 1:30-2:30pm