May 09

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Thurs. May 9, 2013

The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC) is an educational bike shop open for members and guests Thursdays from 5-9pm and Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM.

3-year old Cyrus gets his first bike helmet

FREE helmet for any child under 10 who comes in with a parent/guardian and bicycle extended into May.


Guest passes are just $5 for an individual and $10 for a family Thursday evenings in May!

Today’s Bicycle Quotation:

“My other bike is a bike.”

* 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:

Once again tires pumped, chain lubed, brake pads checked on Steve’s bike.

Lee Poole-Smith changed the rotors on his disk brakes.

Bike Education:

Basic Bicycle Education

Tara, Angel and Ayva Negron came in with their bikes.  Angel got a new helmet.  The Negron’s are going to come back and take basic bicycle education with their Dad/Husband.

Traffic Skills 101

Basic Bicycle Mechanics

Advanced Bicycle Mechanics

Cycle Safety Assessment

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

Bicycle Heaven Ride:

Today’s 6PM ride is to the Tunes at Twilight concert at the Sun Inn Courtyard in beautful downtown Bethlehem .

New & Renewing Members:


Chris Price, who has worked as a mechanic for many of the full service shops in the region, brought two bikes by for donation.

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).

Thank you to Gene Hunter for donating a microwave oven.

Right now we are also hoping someone will donate a work sink we can install in the BBC.


Gary Muschler, a past CAT member who now lives car free in Portland, came by to talk bike.  He is visiting his Mom for Mother’s Day.

Dave Trautmann came by to say hi.  Tomorrow is his 61st birthday.  He is riding to Pottstown and Reading on his bike to celebrate as he always does.

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

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt

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.

jobs for volunteers


Lee Poole-Smith


Temperature(68°F):  AT 7pm

Expected Liquid Precipitation: 0.10″

High UV Index:  AT 11:40 AM

Average Wind(mph):  4 SW

High Wind Gust(mph):  AT 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

Closing Responsibilities:

  • Steve

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