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Jun 08

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Sat. June 8, 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

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

SPRING PROMOTION!!!!!

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

Today’s Bicycle Quotation:

A Zen teacher saw five of his students returning from the market, riding their bicycles. When they arrived at the monastery and had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, “Why are you riding your bicycles?”

The first student replied, “The bicycle is carrying this sack of potatoes. I am glad that I do not have to carry them on my back!” The teacher praised the first student. “You are a smart boy! When you grow old, you will not walk hunched over like I do.”

The second student replied, “I love to watch the trees and fields pass by as I roll down the path!” The teacher commended the second student, “Your eyes are open, and you see the world.”

The third student replied, “When I ride my bicycle, I am content to chant nam myoho renge kyo.” The teacher gave his praise to the third student, “Your mind will roll with the ease of a newly trued wheel.”

The fourth student replied, “Riding my bicycle, I live in harmony with all sentient beings.” The teacher was pleased and said to the fourth student, “You are riding on the golden path of non-harming.”

The fifth student replied, “I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle.” The teacher sat at the feet of the fifth student and said, “I am your student.”Zen proverb

* 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:

Lee Poole-Smith jerry-rigged his broken chain.  New one is on order.

Steve Schmitt cleaned and lubed his drive train.

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!)

Audrey Hepburn, cycle and dog chic, 1957

Lee Poole-Smith fixed the hitch on the Burley “Picolo” tag-along used by Janneke Bos’s son Liam.

Bicycle Heaven Ride:

Today’s 10AM ride is to the CAT Treasurer to sign some paperwork and then to the post office to mail paperwork to PennDOT.

Today’s 2PM ride is to Giant for food.

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New & renewing members this month:

.John Hoffer, John Tocado & Family, Barrett Ladd & Family, Frank Pavlick & family/household, Scott Slingerland, Steve Schmitt, Chris Vitalos, Wendy Riedy, Lynda Moore.

This week’s donations:

Lynda Moore donated a small offic refrigerator to replace the one that leaks all over everything.

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 work sink we can install in the BBC.

Today’s Visitors:

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

  • Steve Schmitt

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

Volunteers:

Lee Poole Smith

Janneke Bos cut up some rags and gave everyone hugs.

Weather:

Overcast

High Temperature(°F):  69°F

Expected Liquid Precipitation: later this evening

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 Genesis Bicycles, Barrett Ladd and Google.

Opening Responsibilities:

  • Steve

Closing Responsibilities:

  • Steve

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