Batavia Rotary Club, Chamber dedicate new bike racks

Bike racks are installed on the corner of Wilson and South River streets near Boardwalk Shops

BATAVIA – The Batavia Chamber of Commerce and Batavia Rotary Club dedicated two new public bike racks with a ribbon-cutting Sept. 3. The racks are located near the Batavia Boardwalk Shops.

The Batavia Rotary Club used funds raised from its annual bike trip, Ride the Frog, to purchase the bike racks, a news release stated.

The city of Batavia installed the bike racks on the corner of Wilson and South River streets.

Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke presided over the celebration along with a group of Rotarians, Boardwalk Shop owners and Chamber ambassadors.

Batavia Rotarians participating included Peter Lowe, club president; Tony Winter, immediate past president; Leigh Tracy, Batavia Township supervisor; George Scheetz, Batavia Public Library District director; Laura Newman, city of Batavia administrator; Holly Deitchman, Batavia Public School District 101 communications manager; Margaret Perreault, Batavia Chamber of Commerce president and CEO; and Dan Hoefler.

The Batavia Rotary Club is a membership organization that has weekly meetings. Speakers at the meetings include business experts, political and civic leaders and entrepreneurs. They help keep club members informed on topics that are relevant to the community. Funds raised support local, national and international service projects, the release stated.