Bicycle maintenance classes
A key part of our business is teaching bicycle maintenance. We are experienced in training riders of all levels and ages, from complete beginners to advanced urban commuters, plus we can tailor courses for groups or individual lessons. Classes can be customized from start to finish, at any level, and provide a mixture of hands-on work and demonstration. We provide all tools and spare parts required and students bring their own bike to work on.
Don't Get Stranded!: A Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Our Don't Get Stranded Bicycle Maintenance course is designed for all cyclists, with the beginning mechanic in mind. Here you will learn the basics of maintaining your bicycle. This course will make you a self-sufficient cyclist, enabling you to perform most of the common procedures carried out on a day to day basis. The information presented is applicable to all types of bicycles and it is also a great introductory class for anyone who would like a more thorough foundation before taking our Professional Technician training courses. This course is also excellent for anyone who would like to maintain their bicycle in-house rather than always rely on a local bike shop. The class includes our bicycle anatomy brochure and a multitool used for hands on demonstrations. Students are encouraged to bring their bicycle.
SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
Anatomy of the bicycle
Bike Fit and Position
Brake System Adjustment and Maintenance
Cable and Housing Replacement and Maintenance
Derailleur System Adjustment and Maintenance
Emergency Roadside Repair
Flat Repair, Tire and Tube Design
Stem and Handlebars
Professional Technician Training Courses
These courses are comprehensive professional level courses for students with limited or no bike shop experience. The goal of the classes are to prepare students to learn enough about professional bicycle mechanics to work on their own bicycles in a professional manner. We emphasize a great deal of hands-on experience during both a component-by-component study of bicycle repair, as well as a study of the bicycle as a complete unit. The information presented is applicable to all types of bicycles.
Each chapter includes lecture, with hands-on exercises. Students take away the entire eight chapter training manual, a small tool kit and one of our custom shop rags with our logo printed on them. With all courses, students are provided the tools and supplies necessary for the exercises.
All training courses require a deposit to hold a sign up spot.