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.
Robert Gonzales came in with his bike. He rides everyday home from work in Fogelsville to Allentown. He was about to lose one of his pedals. Replaced both pedals, worked on his rear brake, lubed his chain and put 40 pounds of air in both his tires. He left smiling and will be back.
Master bicycle mechanic, Frank Pavlick, with 30 years experience in the bicycle business, will be in today. Come have your bike touched by the Wrench God.
Ed Kay came in today with his Cannondale road bike. He had questions about combination shifter/brake lever. Frank diagnosed the issue and helped Ed change his cable set-up so it wouldn’t happen again after the shifter was replaced.
Guest passes are just $5 for an individual and $10 for a family today!
Today’s Bicycle Quotation:
“I used to dream I was flying, now I dream I am driving my bike.”
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Using the tools and supplies in the BBC today:
Robert Gonzales replaced his pedals, pumped up his tires and lubed his chain.
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 your bike and ride with you to Cafe the Lodge. All for $5! Call 610 954 5744 to make arrangements.
Or pick any destination from which you would like to learn to ride 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!
LCI Steve Schmitt talked with Robert Gonzales about riding the same direction as other vehicles on the road. Robert has already been hit once by a woman pulling out of a driveway who wasn’t looking for him to be coming down the wrong side of the roadway.
Take our most popular class, the basic bike maintenance class. In two 2-hour classes you become one with your ride. Email email@example.com to connect with Scott Slingerland, the instructor, with any questions.
Have a certified instructor come to your home, check your bike and ride with you to the destination of your choice. All for $5! Call 610 954 5744 to make arrangements.
Bike Library Activity (See what’s available now!)
Barry Shook, Jeff Jacksits, John Tocado & Family, Barrett Ladd & Family.
Guest passes only $5 all day!
This week’s donations:
John Schubert donated some rugs and carpet remnants to help protect the flooring from drips and drabs during bicycle maintenance.
- Roderick brought in the remains of many years of riding by his kids. He still rides and loves the new trail system at Trexler.
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).
- Steve Schmitt
- Frank Pavlick
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Big snow storm. Great riding weather!!
Temperatures: in the twenties. F
Expected Precipitation: 6 inches maybe
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
New or renewing members qualify for CAR-FREE clothing with reflective Shared Lane Marking.
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.
- Steve Schmitt