Apr 20

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Sat. April 20 ,2013

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.

Monitored Bicycle Parking at 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Staffed by CAR-FREE CAT vice-president, Roy Young, and new member Andrew Kuhns

Cyrus, age 3, gets his first bike helmet.

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

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

CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

Lee poole smith changed the grips on his bike.

Steve Schmitt checked his tire pressure, the

Bike Education:

Basic Bicycle Education

Gus explains why he wears a helmet

Traffic Skills 101

First turtles of the year on the Lehigh Canal

Gary Lader and Daniel Lader took a road ride with a certified cycling instructor, learning how to ride from their home to the Lehigh Canal Towpath.  They got a lesson in how to ride on the street and, what’s actually more dangerous, how to ride on the towpath.  10-year old Daniel, says the most important thing he learned was “not to ride around corners where he couldn’t see what was coming.”

Basic Bicycle Mechanics

Advanced Bicycle Mechanics

Cycle Safety Assessment

Bicycle Heaven Ride

Today’s ride at 10AM is to the Chili Festival.

Today’s 2PM ride is to the Lehigh Canal Towpath

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

Frank Pavlick brought in the recumbent eBike for servicing.  Wendy Riedy is waiting for this bike.

Steve did a quick check of the Bianchi hybrid being used by Gary Lader.

Frank Pavlick adjusted the brake levers on the bike Daniel Lader just started using.

New & Renewing Members:

Kurt Bresswein took out a guest pass for his family.

Andrew Kuhns joins CAR-FREE CAT by working 3 hours at the Chili Cook-Off Bicycle Parking.

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


Frank Pavlick donated two pumps and a tool box.


Kurt Bresswein brought in Gus (7) and Cyrus (3.5) to have a safety check done on their bikes and receive their FREE HELMETS! CONGRATS!

Gary and Daniel Lader came in to the BBC to go on a ride with Steve to the Tow Path.  Frank is adjusting Daniels brakes on his bike to ensure safety and explaining to Daniel why it is important to have your brakes adjusted right.

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

Steve Schmitt

Frank Pavlick

Volunteer Coordinators:

Steve Schmitt

Christin Hottenstein


Lee-Poole Smith


High Temperature(°F): 58 AT 3:10PM

Average Wind(mph): 17 W

High Wind Gust(mph): 30 AT 10:40AM

Expected Liquid Precipitation: 0.00″

High UV Index: 7 AT 1:10 PM

 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.

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