Jun 02

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Saturday June 2, 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.

Anyone going on any Bicycle Heaven Ride will receive a FREE bicycle safety check.

CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

J. Reisenberger prepped his bike for an epic ride.

Chris Vitalos got his bike ready for a century ride tomorrow with Lee Poole-Smith’s help.

The Schwartz family visited and picked up their CAR-FREE.ORG clothing.  Noelle swapped out her saddle and Dmitri had help moving his saddle back a bit.

Mark Gatti worked on his front fork with help from Scott Slingerland.

William Lawler came in with gears that were making noises.  Steve advised him to take the bike back to Walmart where he got it a month ago and get his money back.

Lee Poole-Smith worked on a headset on a bike he donated to CAT a year ago, after he rode it Thursday and discovered play.

Bike Education:

Bob Pearse continued his education with Steve Schmitt, working on fitting and sizing his bike which he just got back from Genesis after a major overhaul.

Bob Pearse continued his Traffic Skills 101 course work.

Lee Poole-Smith fixed a flat tire for

New & Renewing CAR-FREE Members Today:

Walter Garvin




John Hoffer came by to say hi.

Bike Library Activity:


League of American Bicyclists certified Cycling Instructor(s):

Scott did safety checks and minor repairs for the LEPOCO bike-a-thon.  He also rode the route and acted as a SAG vehicle.

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt



Weather Today:

60 degrees @ 9:30AM, partly cloudy

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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:

  • Steve


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