Jan 07

BBC West to Open February 2nd

We passed our fire inspection and have only a few minor repairs to pass our occupancy inspection, too.  The new site looks fantastic, with three coats of paint on all the walls, and new flooring, the difference between now and just one month ago is dramatic.  Our thanks to John Perkins for taking this project under his wing and making it happen.  As always, CAR-FREE vice-president, Roy Young, provided whatever construction expertise and tools was lacking and a lot of hard work, too.  League Cycling Instructor, Gary Warren, is proving to be a great worker also at our new site so close to his home. We have plans to start moving Wednesday, January 23rd, the day after the next scheduled Basic Maintenance Class.

Thank you Master Electrician and CAT Member Gene Hunter for pulling the electrical permit for the City of Bethlehem and forging ahead on the rewiring and replacing the light fixtures.  This was our main obstacle to gaining our occupancy permit and opening the facility.   Gene finished the work January 10th.  We now have legal wiring and all new brighter, more efficient lights, thanks to Master Electrician, Gene Hunter.  Landlord Barrett Ladd paid for the materials.

We are now hoping to have the BBC West up and running by February 2, 2013. The hours will be Thursday evenings 5-9PM and Saturdays 8AM to 4PM to start.  The BBC offers education classesBicycle Heaven Rides and the Bicycle Library program.

Work crews are working almost continuously every day to finish the flooring, ceiling installation and painting.  You can help email cat@car-free.org or call 610 954 5744. Our thanks to J. Reisenberger, Christin Hottenstein, John Hoffer,  Roy Young, John Perkins and Gary Warren for working hard over the last month on this project.

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.

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  1. janneke


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