Apr 05

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Thursday, April 5, 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.

Weather today: 50s, sunny, 10-15mph winds.

Earlier in the day, League of American Bicyclists certified Cycling Instructors, Betty Kelly, Lisa Roberts and J. Dietrich Reisenberger, coordinated by CAR-FREE.ORG’s Bike Director Scott Slingerland,  worked with 45 children and their parents/grandparents at the West Ward Bicycle Safety Day in Easton.

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Joshua Buck and Julie Vitale after triumphant mechanical successes as the BBC closed for another Thursday evening.

CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

  • Patty Hewitt worked on her hybrid bike with LCI, J. Dietrich.  It has been in storage for many years, and now she plans to ride it more.
  • Lee Poole-Smith worked on reflectivity of bike library bikes.
  • Joshua Buck new brake pads on his Yuba.

Joshua’s Yuba with New Brake Pads

Bike Education:

Bike Library Activity

New & Renewing Members:

  • Patty Hewitt joined as a BBC Bronze Member
  • Aidan Gilrain-McKenna and his family  joined as BBC Silver Members for his 18th birthday!



  • Dave Trautmann picked up his bike after work
  • Lee Poole Smith
  • Julie Vitale
  • CAT Assistant Director, Joshua Buck

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

Earlier in the day, LCIs Slingerland, Betty Kelly, Lisa Roberts and J. Dietrich Reisenberger worked with 45 children and their parents/grandparents at the West Ward Bicycle Safety Day in Easton.

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt
  • Scott Slingerland


Thanks Lee, for organizing the BBC Tool Bench

  • Lee Poole Smith

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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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