Nov 03

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Sat. Nov. 3 2012


We are located on the second floor of the parking deck for the condos at Riverport next to the Fahy (New Street) Bridge.

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

We are located on the second floor of the parking deck for the condos at Riverport next to the Fahy (New Street) Bridge.


Read more about the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative online.

Work Party at BBC West Sunday Noon to 4PM

There will be a work crew Sunday, November 4th, from Noon to 4PM at the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative West, 1935 Broad Street. So far, J. Reisenberger, Christin Hottenstein, Tim Miles, and John Hoffer have agreed to help. The jobs include painting, putting down tile, putting hooks & wires up to hold up the drop ceiling, plus cleaning. You can help, too, we could use another 5 people to get as much done as possible on Sunday. Just email cat@car-free.org or call 610 954 5744. for more information.

We are now hoping to have the BBC West up and running by December 1, 2012. The hours will be Wednesday evenings 5-9PM and Sundays Noon to 4PM to start.

Read more about the BBC West here . . .

Read more about the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative online.

BBC Bronze members may use BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:


Steve took off his front reflector on his Raleigh mtn bike since he has a 6 by 2 inch piece of DOT white reflective tape on his head tube.  He also tightened one of his rear red lights, filled his tires, cleaned his chain.  Scott Slingerland swapped out the fork on this bike and replaced a brake pad and brake lever on the rear wheel.  He used all used parts.

Lee put a second headlight on steve’s road bike.  He had to take the rear brake cable and the battery for steve’s first headlight a retro halogen.

Lee and Jay helped Bill Hoffman patch up his tube in his back tire.

Steve filled the tires on the Schwinn High Sierra that is used to pull the bugger trailer.  He filled the trailer tires also and use the bugger to haul the garbage to a dumpster.

Last Week

Steve worked with Esme Montgomery at Saucon Valley Bike putting a new rack, water bottle carrier and getting a second rear red light. Steve then rode behind Esme to Bethlehem and the BBC-Riverport to check her current method of making this trip.  Lee attached a milk crate to the back of Esme Montgomery’s library bike and put the new rear red light on the back of the crate.  Frank Pavlick raised her handlebars and turned them to give the bike a  higher stem.  J. rode back to Hellertown with Esme showing her the back way over Williams Street.

Can’t come down? Consider renewing your CAT Membership.

Bike Education:

CAT is offering to teach at any full-service bike shop in the Lehigh Valley, Traffic Skills 101 under the title “Learn to Ride to Your Favorite Trail.”  If your favorite bike shop has not advertised this class please ask them when it is going to be held.

A League of American Bicylclists certified Cycling Instructor will come to your home and teach you how to ride to your favorite destination.  Call 610 954 5744 or email cat@car-free.org.

Today’s question:  will an LCI ride with me to Disneyland.  YES, if you pay food and board.

New & Renewing CAR-FREE Members Today:


Bill Hoffman $50


Bill Hoffman stopped by today to renew his family membership and get his back tire patched because of a slow leak.

Bike Library Activity:

League of American Bicyclists certified Cycling Instructor(s):

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt
  • Christin Hottenstein


Lee Poole-Smith played around with his new supercool laptop.

Ron Teodora cleaned the carpet in the BBC, picked up the garbage on all three levels of the parking garage and helped organize things after the move.

Weather Today:

sunny 45 degrees, great day for riding.

Know your air quality www.airqualityaction.org

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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 and Genesis Bicycles.

Opening Responsibilities:

  • Steve

Closing Responsibilities:

  • J. and Christin

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