Note on pricing: tickets are sliding scale $40-80 for members and $80-120 for nonmembers. All nonmember tickets include a one year membership to the shop. There are a total of SIX spaces available for the class to maximize individual attention.
Biketopia Community Workshop is offering a comprehensive introductory bicycle mechanics class. The class takes place over three days and covers the basic mechanical principles and operations necessary to tune up your bike and begin developing mechanical expertise.
No previous experience required, all levels welcome! This is a great opportunity to learn the skills you'll need to keep your bike in good riding condition.
There are no refunds, but if you are unable to attend a class, your membership is still valid to come in and catch up on what you missed! We can also let you sit in a future class series if it's not full.
Day One, Saturday June 02 2012 12pm-2pm: Overview of bike anatomy, changing flats, lubing and cleaning chains.
Day Two, Saturday June 09 2012 12pm - 2pm: Overview of cable systems. Installing shifter cables, adjusting derailleurs for ideal shifting. Theory of Shifting.
Day Three, Saturday June 16, 2012 12pm-2pm: Truing wheels. Installing brake cables, adjusting brakes.
All materials are included in the ticket price. All you need to bring is your bike. If you don't have one you wish to work on, we can provide you with one of our shop bikes to practice on.
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Biketopia Community Workshop
Biketopia Community Workshop is a nonprofit bike shop that offers community bicycle education services and employment and recreational opportunities to disadvantages youth.
Public Education: we open five days per week for community members to come in and use our equipment and expertise to learn how to work on their own bikes or take formal mechanics classes.
Youth Services: We train local youth to work on bikes and offer opportunities to participate in group rides and athletic training.
Bike Shop: we sell used bikes refurbished by our staff and youth and offer paid repair service for those who don't want to learn for themselves but do want to support a nonprofit community shop.