Aug 17

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Sat. August 17, 2013

Audrey Hepburn, cycle and dog chic, 1957

Bicycle Heaven Rides:

The 10AM ride is to the Burnside Plantation celebration of the Monocacy Way. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel comfortable riding your bicycle to the Burnside Plantation events from your home?http://bethlehem.patch.com/groups/events/p/back-to-your-roots-stream-science


Today’s 2PM ride is to South West Allentown.

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.

Andeana made this film: CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation

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:

“It’s a beautiful day for a bike ride. Let’s stop at red lights, go the same direction as other vehicles on the road and stay off the sidewalks. Three tips to enjoy the ride more than ever.”

* 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:

Today: Steve Schmitt pumped up his tires and cleaned and lubed his chain on his in-town bike.

Nick Dimoff and Amy Wressell worked on a road bike to fix the front brakes and to repack the headset and front hub.

Derek Vacchino cleaned his mountain bike.

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

Bike Education Available:

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

Go for a ride today with League of American Cyclists certified Cycling Instructor, Mary Ann Winterhoff, making her debut at the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative.

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.


New & renewing members this month:

The Lader family, John Tocado’s family and Derek Vacchino. 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).

Recent Visitors:

Andeana made this film: CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation

Josh Hineline visited to pump up his tires.

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

  • Mary Ann Winterhoff
  • 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


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

Volunteers Needed:

We need help for everything from website work to picking up litter. Call 610 954 5744 or email cat@CAR-FREE.ORG to volunteer today.


Freakin perfect!

High Temperature: 80 degrees F

Expected Precipitation: 0%

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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