Apr 28

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Saturday April 28, 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.

The Bicycle Heaven Ride at 10AM & 2PM on April 28  travels  from the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative to the Native Plant Sale at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley in Historic Bethlehem.  Anyone going on any Bicycle Heaven Ride will receive a FREE bicycle safety check.

Steve traveled alone on the Bicycle Heaven Ride this morning (it was only 40 degrees out there so you all are forgiven for skipping this one in favor of the same ride at 2PM).  Steve bought some bee baum for his back yard and got the paperwork to file to have his back yard certified as Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.  You can find out more about Wildlife Habitat certification www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife

Native Plant Bee Baum


Spring Beauty







On the way to the Native Plant Sale Steve took a detour over Fahy (New Street) Bridge to see the new Bikes May Use Full Lane signs put up by the City of Bethlehem.  Thank you Public Works Department for continuing to make our lives as cyclists easier and safer than ever.

CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

Frank Pavlick’s Rear Wheel


Frank Pavlick visited the shop and talked with Mike Brown about making an appointment so Frank can oversee a major overhaul of Mike’s bike.  Mike is riding across the U.S. from Virginia to Oregon May 19th-Aug. 9th.  find out more mikesbikeride2012.blogspot.com



 Bike Education:





New & Renewing CAR-FREE Members Today:

John Parker renewed his membership in CAR-FREE.ORG



Bike Library Activity:

John Parker borrowed a bike for his friend to use tomorrow.

Pat Corpora reserved a couple of bikes to ride the towpath with visitors to Bethlehem.

Scott and Lee worked on several Bike Library bikes.  They also packaged up various donated parts and parts stripped from bikes that can not be used safely for storage for future library or member bike repair or upgrade.

League of American Bicyclists certified Cycling Instructor(s):

Instructors J. & Steve leaving for a ride

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt


Lee Poole-Smith

Ron Teodora

Weather Today: 41 degrees @ 9AM, 50 degrees @ 1PM, bright sunshine, 6 mph NW winds and 53% humidity, air quality good

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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:


  • Steve

Closing Responsibilities:

  • Steve


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