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Oct 26

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Sat. October 26, 2013

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.

Master bicycle mechanic, Frank Pavlick, with 30 years experience in the bicycle business, will be in after 9AM today. Come have your bike touched by the wrenchgod.

Gary Warren overhauls his bottom bracket for silky smooth pedaling action!

Bicycle Heaven Ride:

Our featured destination today is Cafe the Lodge in South Bethlehem. The only business with direct access to the Greenway. Ride with us and receive a 10% discount on your food and beverage.

Have a certified instructor come to your home, check you bike and ride with you to Cafe the Lodge. All for $5! Call 610 954 5744 to make arrangements.

Or pick any destination you would like to learn to ride to from your home, whether it’s your local trail, a farmers market or where you work. We will come to your home, check out your bike, go over a few basics and then ride with you, showing you the best route and optimally safe/pleasant way to ride to the destination of your choice. All for $5!

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:

“No matter how I feel, I feel better riding my 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 :)

Using the tools and supplies in the BBC today.

Steve Schmitt is pumping up his tires, cleaning his chain and checking for wear. Also, checking the rear wheel spokes as he had to replace one a couple of weeks ago. Also repacking the rear wheel hub as it is making a noise when it’s cold and under torque.

Janneke Bos’ bike after the drive train and rear wheel are all replaced.

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!)

The Piccolo returns. The high-end tag-a-long from Burley returns to the BBC library. @[1571176965:2048:Janneke Bos-De Camp] says, "I don't think you can imagine how much fun we had with it."
The Piccolo returns. The high-end tag-a-long from Burley returns to the BBC library. Janneke Bos-De Camp says, “I don’t think you can imagine how much fun we had with it.”
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.

Bicycle Heaven Ride:

Have a certified instructor come to your home, check you bike and ride with you to the destination of your choice. All for $5! Call 610 954 5744 to make arrangements.

New & renewing members this month:

Barry Shook, Jeff Jacksits, John Tocado & Family, Barrett Ladd & Family.

Guest passes only $5 all day!

This week’s donations:

Ed Wise donated two bicycles.

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:

Julie Vitale

Rick Dobrowolski came in to find out about bikes, classes and the bike library. Referred by Larry at Action Wheels.

Gary Warren changed his milk crate and chain; and overhauled his bottom bracket.

Mary Anne changed out her bicycle’s stem for a shorter one, to improve her comfort and control.

Jeff Jacksits visited the BBC while on a ride from the D&L canal trail.

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

  • Frank Pavlick
  • Steve Schmitt
  • Mary Anne Winterhoff
  • 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 cat@car-free.org today.

jobs for volunteers

Volunteers:

Weather:

What a beautiful day! Bright and sunny.

High Temperature: 29-54 deg. 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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$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 Schmitt

Closing Responsibilities:

  • Scott Slingerland

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