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Jun 15

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Sat. June 15, 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.

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

Today’s Bicycle Quotation:

“Cycling does it all – your mind has chosen the path and steered you over it; your eyes have seen it; your muscles have felt it; your breathing, circulatory and digestive systems have all done their natural functions better than ever, and every part of your being knows you have traveled and arrived.” John Forester, Effective Cycling

 * 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 replaced his left pedal to see if that is the cause of a clicking noise on his bike.  Also cleaned and lubed his drive train (again) following another heavy day of riding in the rain on Thursday.

Gary Warren overhauled his bottom bracket and replaced his chain.

Lee Poole Smith adjusted his rear derailleur.

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!)

Wendy Reidy returned the bikeE recumbent to the Bicycle Library.  (Visit the BBC to find out how you can borrow it from the library.

Audrey Hepburn, cycle and dog chic, 1957

Bicycle Heaven Ride:

Today’s 10AM ride is to Burnside Plantation.

Today’s 2PM ride is to Aykroyd Hardware for plumbing supplies.

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 office refrigerator to replace the one that leaks all over everything.

John Zachmann on Palmer Township donated a bicycle, an old school horn and dynamo headlight set.

Gary Lader donated a 16″ wheel children’s bike.

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:

Michael stopped by and talked over biking for transportation with Steve.  Then Michael played his flugelhorn for Gary Lader.

Gary Lader came by to donate a children’s bike his have outgrown.

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

  • Steve Schmitt
  • Gary Warren
  • Scott Slingerland

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

Super Volunteers:

Lee Poole Smith

Weather:

Sunny

High Temperature(°F):  75°F

Expected Precipitation: none

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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