Mar 10

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Saturday, March 10, 2012

Conor trains on the BBC Skills Course.

The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC) is open for Members and Guests every Thursday from 5-9pm and Saturday from 8AM to 4PM. We are located at 14 West Raspberry in beautiful, downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


CAT members using

Conor practices emergency stopping with his new 24″ library bike

BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

  • Gary Warren visited to lube his chain and air his tires.
  • Josh Buck installed a sunshade for his son’s seat on his Yuba bike.

Bike Education:

  • Basic Bicycle Education
  • Conor Howland rode the basic skills course to practice with the 24″ mountain bike and

    Parking garage reflectivity test (with Conor and LCI, Scott)

    thumb shifters.  He practiced straight-line, slalom and emergency stopping. LCI, Scott Slingerland worked with him.

  • Traffic Skills 101
  • Conor and LCI, Scott rode from the parking garage, up North Street, to New Street, avoiding door zones, and heeding traffic signals.
  • Basic Bicycle Mechanics
  • Lee Poole Smith worked on Scott’s bell.
  • J. Dietrich cleaned his chain and swapped his saddle.
  • Advanced Bicycle Mechanics
  • Cycle Safety Assessment

New & Renewing Members:

  • Bob McLennan renewed his CAT membership.  Thank you, Bob!


  • Beatrix Watt donated some nice chocolates which made the people of the BBC very happy.
  • Bob Maclennan donated 3 bikes and 6 frames.
  • Bob’s donation to CAR-FREE CAT


  • Meg Buck
  • Conor Howland

Bike Library Activity:

  • Conor returned the 20″ NORCO snaky tire bike (which he grew out of) in exchange for a 24″ wheel Diamond Back mountain bike (with the help of his Mom, Meg)
  • Beatrix Watt  brought her library bike in for its required monthly maintenance check.  She also brought a bar-end mirror to install. Her husband Jim waited patiently for her.

 League of American Bicyclists certified Cycling Instructor(s) on duty:

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt
  • Scott Slingerland


  • Lee Poole Smith
  • Nick DeJesus
  • Ron Teodoro vacuumed and organized the entire shop.

Join CAT Today

Become a Bronze BBC and use our Park Tool Set from 8am to 4 PM any Saturday! Become a Silver or Gold BBC member and enjoy our Bicycle Library See information about Membership levels here Would you like to volunteer to help on Thursday or Saturday at the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative? Write the Volunteer Coordinator. Today, the BBC is sponsored in part by Google, Genesis Bicycles and Apex Management .

Opening Responsibilities:

  • Steve

Closing Responsibilities:

  • Scott

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