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Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Saturday March 17

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 BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

  • Julie Vitale worked on her bike.
  • Robin Spilner pumped up his tires
  • Steve Schmitt added more reflective tape (recycled from his job by Frank Pavlick) to his library bike (Lee Poole-Smith made some cool chevron effects with red/white tape).
  • Josh Buck worked on his big, beautiful Yuba.

Bike Education:

  • Basic Bicycle Education
  • Andred  Morales learned about the helmet, bike types, bike fit, the ABC Quick Check and Starting/Stopping a bike.  Then he practiced basic skills on the parking deck with Jessie and LCI, Scott.
  • Traffic Skills 101

Andred went on a traffic skills ride, with LCI Steve Schmitt, to 19th Avenue & Broad St. and back.  They covered staying out of the door zone, correct lane position on various type roadways, the advantages/disadvantages of arterial riding vs. riding on back alleys.


Andred learned a lot from Scott Slingerland about basics in bicycle mechanics.

New & Renewing Members:

Benjamin Quintana joined as a BBC Silver Member and signed up for the Basic Maintenance Class on April 10th.  He is also looking forward to taking TS101.  He came to the BBC after riding a group ride, led by LCI, Bob Herzog in Easton.



Bike Library Activity:

  • Julie Vitale tried out some bikes in the Bicycle Library
  • Steve Schmitt discussed the Bicycle Library with Andred Morales.

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

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt
  • Scott Slingerland


  • Lee Poole Smith
  • Jessie DeJesus (Liberty High School Community Service Requirement)
  • Ron Teodoro vacuumed and organized the entire shop.
  • Andred Morales (Liberty High School Community Service Requirement)

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