Mar 28

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Thurs. Mar 28,2013

Now located at 1935 W. Broad St. in West Bethlehem!

The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC) is open for Members and Guests every Thursday from 5-9pm and Saturday from 8AM to 4PM.

Today we offer a FREE helmet for any child under 10 who comes in with a parent/guardian and bicycle.

Daily Quote:

“Riding a bicycle in traffic is not in the way, it is the way.”

 The BBC offers education classes, Bicycle Heaven Rides and the Bicycle Library program.

CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

Timothy Miles stopped in to true both of his wheels ($5 guest pass)

Kyle Epright is working on his back tire and rim.

Frank Pavlick did some routine maintenance on his Jamis.

David Trautmann Stopped by to let Frank Pavlick take a look at his bike

Bike Education:

Bicycle Heaven Ride

 Today’s ride at 6PM was to

 Thursday March 28, 2013
7 P.M.
Bethlehem City Hall  (10 East Church Street)
Health Equity in the Lehigh Valley:
Why We Don’t Have It and What We Can Do About It
Bonnie Coyle
Director, Community Health, St. Luke’s University Health Network
Would you like to learn more about why some people are healthier and live longer than others? Why do wealthier people have better health and better care than other Americans? This presentation will discuss the health of the Lehigh Valley and our nation with a special focus on health disparities, what contributes to unequal health, and how we as a community can promote better health for all.

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

New & Renewing Members:

T. Stephen Nicholson

John Catino (Silver BBC Member)

Get your own CAR-FREE Clothing by joining CAT today!


Tim Miles donated a spoke wrench.

 The BBC accepts donations of bicycles, bike parts, tools and supplies on Thursdays from 5-9PM and Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM at 1935 W Broad St. in Bethlehem.  We provide a receipt for all contributions and we are a 501(c)3 educational charity under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Right now we are also hoping someone will donate a microwave oven they don’t need anymore. Also a work sink.


Daryl Nerl, editor of PATCH.COM came by to help promote CAT.

Kyle Epright’s father and sister visited when they came to pick up Kyle.

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

Steve Schmitt
Scott Slingerland
Frank Pavlick

Steve, Scott and Frank discussed the layout of the shop.  Lee participated also.  Bike stands were shifted and future locations for bikes to hang on the wall were planned.

Volunteer Coordinators:

Steve Schmitt
Christin Hottenstein

Volunteer coordinator is responsible for the report each time the BBC is open. S/he has everyone sign-in, tracks members, registers activities, records class participation, maintains paperwork and takes pictures.


Lee Poole-Smith offered his pithy analysis of life in general as well as doing whatever is asked of him as our best volunteer mechanic.

LCI Scott Slingerland is training Ian Douglas to do basic maintenance on the library bikes.

Someone liberated a recently purchased spoke wrench.  Tim Miles went to Action Wheels to purchase a replacement.


Low Temperature(°F): 30 AT 6:10AM

Expected Liquid Precipitation: 0.01″

Average Wind(mph): 6 WNW

High Wind Gust(mph): 12 AT 7:10PM

 Donate to the helmet campaign on CAR-FREE.ORG. It costs $10 to protect a child’s head.

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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 Barrett Ladd.

Opening Responsibilities:


Closing Responsibilities:


  • Lee, Christin, Scott

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