Apr 21

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Saturday April 21, 2012

Frank Pavlick’s Bike

Bike ridden in recent incident in which a motorist hit CAR-FREE.ORG Advanced Mechanic Instructor, Frank Pavlick on the Fahy Bridge.  See more about that story and the viral video  on the Bethlehem Police Blog,  The bike was returned to Frank by the police today.  He thinks he might be able to save the frame and rebuild from there.  Rest easy mighty steed.

The 17th Annual What’s On Third?  Spring on Fourth Street Festival & Chili Cook-Offwill feature bicycling.  The FREE monitored bicycle parking lot is moving to the intersection of New Street and the Greenway.  Bicycle education will be added to the mix and prizes, including passes for 20 FREE Chile samples, will be given away to people who bike to the festival.

The Bicycle Heaven Ride at 10AM on April 21 will travel from the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative to the Street Festival.  Anyone going on this ride will receive a 10-Taste Chili Sampling Passport.  There will be additional Bicycle Heaven Rides from the BBC to the Festival each hour.

See a video of last year’s Chili Cook-Off ride on YouTube.

There will be activities going on all day at the bicycle parking location.  There will also be the opportunity to enter for and win other great prizes from CAT.  So be sure to stop by even if you are not one of the  early birds.

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

The parking was monitored by Anne Connors, Joshua Buck and Roy Young.  26 people came by bicycle and used the monitored bicycle parking.  Following the festival, CAT volunteers picked up all the garbage on Third, Fourth and New Streets.

Weather Today: 60-70 degrees, cloudy, 9 mph winds and 78% humidity

CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

Frank Pavlick’s Rear Wheel

Lee and Scott assessing Frank’s bike.  Frank did some further evaluation and stripping of broken parts.

Joshua loaded up his Yuba with supplies for bicycle parking at the 17th Annual What’s On Third?  Spring on Fourth Street Festival & Chili Cook-Off

Lee put lights on a library bike for Esme Montgomery.  Frank put a new shifter on her bike also.

Gary Lader put a computer on his Library Bike.

Scott Harvey did a tune-up on his bike with Frank Pavlick’s help.

Bike Education:

Esme Montgomery received instruction on helmet fit, bike fit, bike type, ABC Quick Check, starting & stopping, basic skills and emergency stop.

Esme Montgomery took her first traffic ride with an LCI.  Steve Schmitt rode with Esme around historic bethlehem demonstrating avoiding the door zone, entering traffic, stopping at red lights, riding the correct direction and lane position.

Gary Lader and Esme Montgomery rode with Steve Schmitt to the Chili Festival.  Gary also rode back to the BBC.



New & Renewing CAR-FREE Members Today:

Scott Harvey renewed his CAR-FREE.ORG membership and became a Bronze BBC member.

Esme Montgomery became a Silver Member.



Bike Library Activity:

Esme Montgomery trained to ride in traffic and rode away on her bicycle library bike.

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

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt


Lee Poole-Smith

Ron Teodoro

Roy Young

Joshua Buck

Anne Connors

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Join the BBC Today

(See New & Renewing Members during 2012)

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:

  • Scott
  • Steve

Closing Responsibilities:

  • Steve


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