Jun 14

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Thursday, June 14, 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.

Steve Schmitt, J. Reisenberger, Gary Warren and Lee Poole-Smith counted nearly 200 bikes today at Main and Broad Streets in Bethlehem.  The count started at 5:30AM and continues to 11:30PM.  The count and behavior survey is funded by PennDOT to determine the effectiveness of the CAT bicycle education programs.

Josh Buck took delivery on his new long sleeve safety orange Shared Lane Marking/CAR-FREE.ORG shirt.

Joshua Buck in his new safety orange long sleeved Sharrow shirt.

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CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

  • Chris Vitalos worked on his drive train.
  • Lee Poole-Smith worked on the headset of his back-up bike

Bike Education:

Liberty High School volunteers Brandon and Ian started doing their community service.  Here they study the bicycle to fulfill this obligation.  Scott Slingerland went over the basics of helmet, bike fit, bike size, bike type, gears, starting/stopping and the basic skills course.  


Bike Library Activity (See what’s available now!)

New & Renewing Members:


We have 12 passes to the South Side Film Festival to used as premiums for Bicycle Heaven Rides when people learn to ride from their home to the film festival.

Robert McClennon donated over 20 wheels of varying vintage from the 1930’s to 2000’s.  Most of them were processed for recycling by Joshua Buck, Chris Vitalos and Scott Slingerland.


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

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt


  • Lee Poole Smith.


  • at 5PM it was raining a bit, but it cleared up and was sunny for most of the evening, 70 degrees,


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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:

  • J.
  • Steve

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