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On July 20, 2009 the Batavia City Council created the Batavia Bicycle Commission.  The City of Batavia Bicycle Plan was written and approved by the City Council in 2007.  The Plan contains many suggestions on how to make Batavia a safer and friendlier place for bicyclists. Some of these suggestions include friendlier crossings, bike lanes, clearer markings and signage, creating an awareness program, and building upon the existing safe routes to schools program.


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 regards 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.


The Batavia Bicycle Commission is made up of seven Batavia residents and the Batavia Fire Chief.  Current members include John Burnham, Jarred French, John Gamble (Chair), Rick James, Matt Knowles, Amy Moore, Joanne Spitz and Randy Deicke (Fire Chief).  For questions or to join the Commission, please contact Randy Deicke at 630/454-2100 or or John Gamble at 630/761-9550 or  Monthly Commission meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in City Hall.  Anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please see the City’s official calendar for meeting updates.


Increasing bicycle use in Batavia can provide many benefits. Some of the benefits include improving the environment, reducing congestion, saving lives, increasing social community participation, boosting the local economy, enhancing recreational opportunities, saving city funds, enhancing public safety, and improving health and well-being.  The importance of establishing the Commission is reinforced by the more than 5,000 bicyclists who pass through downtown Batavia during summer weekends.  The Commission also helps Batavia to tap into grant money available for bikes.  In 2013, the City of Batavia was designated as a Bike Friendly Community (bronze leverl) by the League of American Bicyclists.  Currently only 6 communities in Illinois are designated Bike Friendly Communities.


Bicycle Friendly Batavia Business Program (BFBB)

The BFBB program was created by Batavia Main Street & the Batavia Bicycle Commission to encourage local businesses to promote bicycling and to increase awareness of the benefits that cyclists bring to local business and the community.  Current Bicycle Friendly Batavia Businesses are listed below.  For more information, please click here.


  • All Spoked Up - 3 Webster Street
  • Batavia Creamery - 4 N. Island Avenue
  • Batavia Public Library - 10 S. Batavia Avenue
  • Batavia Nutrition - 144 W. Wilson Street
  • Bulldog's Red Hots - 28 N. Island Avenue
  • K. Hollis Jewelers - 147 S. Randall Road
  • Kluber Architects + Engineers - 10 S. Shumway Avenue
  • Men's Custom Cuts by Alla - 29 S. River Street
  • Panera Bread - 154 W. Wilson
  • Pedersen Design, LLC - 121 Flinn Street
  • Prairie Path Cycles - 160 W. Wilson
  • Taqueria El Sazon - 8 N. Island Avenue 

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