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Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Saturday July 21, 2012



Today we were visited by brothers Anas & Sahl who rode for hours around the basic skills course.

The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC) is open for members/guests Thursdays from 5-9pm and Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM.

We are located at 14 West Raspberry in beautiful, downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Read more about the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative online.

Bike Director Scott Slingerland biking to Walhalla, South Carolina.

A Lot to Move!

We must move the BBC North

Today anyone learning to ride on a Bicycle Heaven Ride gets a premium today. We have t-shirts, bike jerseys and other swag. Want to learn to ride from your home, give us a call and we will send an instructor out to your place.

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

Everybody who came in today got free fruit from Edible Arrangements.

CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:


Bike Education:

New & Renewing CAR-FREE Members Today:





Bike Library Activity:

Malaka Soliman is going to try the recumbent.

League of American Bicyclists certified Cycling Instructor(s):

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt

We must move at the end of July or August. We are catching up with the recycling of scrap, such as wheels that can’t be used. Most of them have to be separated steel from aluminum by cutting the spokes off.

You start with scrap wheels

You cut out all the spokes

Separate the steel hub parts from the aluminum

You end up with a pile of steel scrap

. . . and a pile of aluminum scrap

Lee Poole-Smith does most of the work.


The front desk is empty on a Saturday as there is no volunteer to staff it! Must be the heat.

Lee Poole-Smith and Ron Teodoradid their usual bang-up job.

Anas took this picture of Steve.


Weather Today:

72 degrees. Know your air quality www.airqualityaction.org

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(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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