Mar 30

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Sat. March 30, 2013

The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC) is open for Members and Guests

Thursdays from 5-9pm and Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM.

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


Bring in your child 10 years and younger, with bike, and receive a FREE helmet!

Guest passes are just $5 for an individual and $10 for a family today!

Today’s Bicycle Quotation:

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”

* If you have a favorite quotation or an interesting story about cycling please share as a comment below and maybe next week we will feature it in our post :)


Members use BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

Steve Schmitt is going to do an A B C quick check on his bicycle to make sure everything is in tip top shape and he got a new light for the back of his bike!

Frank Pavlick is rebuilding on Dave Trautmanns Hybrid Bike

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

Bike Education:

Basic Bicycle Education

Traffic Skills 101

Basic Bicycle Mechanics

Advanced Bicycle Mechanics

Cycle Safety Assessment

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

Bicycle Heaven Ride:

Steve Schmitt and Luis Rodriquez took their Bicycle heaven ride to giant and queens today!

Steve Schmitt took Derek Vacchino out for a test ride

New & Renewing Members:


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.


Josh Fairchild

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

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. If you think you might enjoy this job email Christin@car-free.org today.




High Temperature(°F): 57 AT 3:40PM

Average Wind(mph): 5 WNW

Expected Liquid Precipitation: 0.00″

High Wind Gust(mph): 12 AT 2:40PM

High UV Index: 6 AT 1:10 PM

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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 Apex Management .

Opening Responsibilities:

  • Steve
  • Christin

Closing Responsibilities:

  • Lee, Christin

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