Jan 19

BBC eNews – Thursday, January 19, 2012

Josh and Judah Buck enjoy the BBC after their ride in from Bethlehem Twp.

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews

Today is Thursday, January19, 2012.

The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC) is open for Members and Guests every Thursday from 5 to 9PM. We are located at 14 West Raspberry in beautiful, downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

Meg worked with Frank, one of CAT’s uber-mechanics, to lower the stem on her bike.  Her husband, Josh, while supervising young Judah, installed a new rear cargo rack with red reflector and a super flashing red taillight.

Sue installed new grips on her mountain bike and provided technical guidance with this report.

CAT volunteer mechanic, Lee extracted a broken cable head from deep inside his shifter.  LCI Mechanic Frank provided support during the surgery.  Lee also fixed a flat tire for another CAT member.

Longtime CAT member Barry brought his daily commuter bike in for service after diagnosing that his brakes needed adjusting and that his rear hub bearings were loose.  Barry can be seen almost daily riding the streets of south Bethlehem.

CAT members Julie, Janneke and Liam visited at closing time on their way home from a meeting of the Bethlehem Food Coop.

Bike Director Scott worked on tuning a BBC Bike library bike, and assisted other BBC members.Lee departs with his many flashing red lights..

Bike Education:

Traffic Skills 101

Kids One

Kids Two

Cycle Safety Assessment

Park Tool Mechanic Class

New Members:



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

Scott Slingerland

Frank Pavlick

Volunteer Coordinator:


Meg and Joshua Buck, and their son Judah.

Sue Hohe

Lee Poole

Opening Responsibilities:

 Scott and Frank

 Closing Responsibilities:

 Scott and Frank

CASH/CHECKS Received (Put in lockbox)


Join CAT and you can use our Park Tool Set from Noon to 4 PM any Saturday!

CAT Membership Page

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 and Apex Management .

Perhaps you would like to sponsor all or some part of the days’ events. We need help paying for helmets, instructor time and other bills. It costs about $150 for Thursday evening and $500 for all day Saturday to run the BBC. A significant contribution towards these costs by you or your business will be prominently displayed as a sponsor for the day including documentation within this report. Please write now if you are interested. Write the Bike Director

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