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Mar 22

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Thursday, March 22, 2012

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.

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CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

LCI Scott Slingerland takes a look at new volunteer/member Cody Silliman

  • Cody Silliman tightened his crank and had his bike checked out by Scott
  • Randy Ruth trued a wheel
  • Steve Schmitt continued his enhancement of the night visibility of his bike with more reflective tape (Lee Poole-Smith did most of the work).

Bike Education:

Steve Schmitt took Cody Silliman for a destination ride showing him how to avoid the door zone, travel the correct direction on one way streets.  Cody was amazed to learn that he did not need to “get out of the way” when a car comes up behind him.  We are not in the way, we are the way, says Steve.

Steve and Scott put together some marketing materials for a special Traffic Skills 101 class to be held the first three Saturdays in April.

Scott worked with Cody on Cody’s bike.

New & Renewing Members:

John Hoffer

Mike Free

Cody Silliman

Randy Ruth trues his wheel.

Donations:

  • Mike Free brought some oranges, apples and avocados

Visitors:

  • Dave Trautmann picked up his bike after work
  • Jeremy and Joshua Schlier came in looking for BMX frames to build up as their bikes were just stolen.  Steve explained the educational programming, the Bicycle Library and how they could access the tools and parts in the BBC

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

Steve and Scott put together some marketing materials for a special Traffic Skills 101 class to be held the first three Saturdays in April.

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt
  • Scott Slingerland

Volunteers:

  • Julie Vitale
  • Mike Free
  • Cody Silliman

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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