Thank you Master Electrician and CAT Member Gene Hunter for pulling the electrical permit for the City of Bethlehem and starting in on the rewiring and replacing the light fixtures. This was our main obstacle to gaining our occupancy permit and opening the facility. Gene expects to finish the electric work in the next couple of weeks.
We are now hoping to have the BBC West up and running by Janaury 14, 2013. The hours will be Thursday evenings 5-9PM and Saturdays 8AM to 4PM to start. The BBC offers education classes, Bicycle Heaven Rides and the Bicycle Library program.
Work crews continue on Wednesdays from 5 to 9PM and Sundays from 10AM to 4PM at the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative West, 1935 Broad Street. Our thanks to J. Reisenberger, Christin Hottenstein, John Hoffer, Roy Young, Tim Miles, Ed Kay and Gary Lader for helping out so far. We still need help with painting and cleaning and light construction. For more information about the work party email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610 954 5744.
Our thanks to Barrett Ladd, the owner of the property for his generous rental terms, which make this site possible for a bike cooperative. Barrett has also put money into electric wiring and materials to get the site ready for occupancy. You can see Barrett’s Trek Transport given to BBC West in the picture above of the front window of the BBC West.