Aug 17

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Sat. August 10, 2013

Still the BEST deal at Musikfest! Free Monitored Bicycle Parking

Mike Brown proud of the job he did replacing his own chain and cog set.

The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC) is an educational bike shop open for members and guests Thursdays from 5PM to 9PM and Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM. The BBC is here to help you enjoy the trip more than ever.

Daily guest passes are ONLY $5 for an individual and $10 for a family!

Important news for cyclists: Allentown 200+ Installs Shared Lane Markings

Today’s Bicycle Quotation:

“If you commute by bicycle to work you are a rare bird, making up about 1/30 of 1% of the work force. The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative is here to support and encourage this endangered species.”

* 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:

Mike Moore replaced the chain and cassette on his second bicycle.

Gary Warren patched spare tubes.

Gary and Daniel Lader reattached the milk crate to Daniel’s bike so he can more securely transport his clarinet.

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

Bike Education:

Basic Bicycle Education

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

Traffic Skills 101

Basic Bicycle Mechanics

Advanced Bicycle Mechanics

Cycle Safety Assessment

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

The B.O.B. trailer is a great way to haul whatever you need, especially on a trail or other narrow route.
The recumbent bike is available right now. An excellent option for a CAT member to try upon returning to cycling after work on their back.

Audrey Hepburn, cycle and dog chic, 1957

Bicycle Heaven Ride:

The 10AM ride was on the towpath.

Today’s 2PM ride is Musikfest. Learn to ride to the fest from your home and save the hassle of trying to park.

New & renewing members this month:

It’s a young month. Go to CAR-FREE.ORG to join or renew.

This week’s donations:

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).

Quang and Khiem Vo installed a security camera system donated by our landlord, Barrett Ladd.

Recent Visitors:

Andeana made this film: CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation

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

  • Scott Slingerland
  • Steve Schmitt

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve/Scott

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


Derek Vacchino, Anne Connors, Pete Hepler, Janneke Bos, Carl Bellesfield, Steve Schmitt, Gary Warren and Scott Slingerland are watching the bikes at Musikfest.

Volunteers Needed:

We need help staffing the bicycle parking at Musikfest. Call Steve at 610-954-5744.



High Temperature: 70 degrees F

Expected Precipitation: 10%

Donate to the helmet campaign on CAR-FREE.ORG. It costs $10 to protect a child’s head.

Do you want walkable communities, more bicycling & better transit? Join CAT Today

CAT Members receive the CAR-FREE eNews by email twice a month
Only Members may participate in most CAT Events, Rides or Classes

Use any credit card to join online right now.

New or renewing members qualify for CAR-FREE clothing with reflective Shared Lane Marking.


$50.00 – One Year Family/Household CAT Membership

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:

  • Scott

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