All workshops held on Tuesdays between 7-9pm.
*****PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO WEATHER, ALL CLASSES HAVE BEEN PUSHED BACK. WHEN PURCHASING A TICKET, CHOOSE ANY AVAILABLE DATE AND WE WILL EMAIL YOU TO CONFIRM THE DATE/CLASS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND*****
Foster Holistic Understanding: $25 a class, $90 for all four.
These classes are in-depth explorations of the four main component groups that make up your bicycle (you’ll get a tool and reference guide to take home):
Tuesday, March 19 (**rescheduled from 2/26**)
This class covers the heart of your bike. Learn the ins and outs of gears, shifters, and derailleurs.
Tuesday, March 26 (**rescheduled from 2/5**)
This class covers all that is involved in the set-up, maintenance of all brake types.
Tuesday, April 2 (**rescheduled from 2/26**)
Intro to Bicycle Maintenance - $25
This is your chance to get your overview before the season starts!
DEVELOP a working knowledge of the basics.
LEARN what every gear, link, and bolt is called and how it functions.
Truth be told, you need to know how it works before you can fix it.
We’ll cover the basic repairs to keep you rolling: flat fixes, patch tubes, adjust brakes.
You’ll get a multi-tool and a reference guide to take home.
Tuesday, April 9 (**rescheduled from 2/12**)
The spoked wheel is surprisingly complex!
Learn to tame and true this wild beast!
Tuesday, April 16 (**rescheduled from 2/19**)
Learn to adjust, maintain, and rebuild hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets.
These little b.b.s are important things!
Blackstone Bicycle Works
Blackstone Bicycle Works is a youth education program of the Experimental Station. In the context of a full-service bike shop dedicated to promoting ecological practices and empowering youth, Blackstone teaches mechanical skills, job skills, and business literacy to boys and girls from the underserved Woodlawn neighborhood and Chicago's broader south side.
Location & Hours
Retail Shop Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm - 6pm
Saturday Bike Sales: Saturday, 10am-1pm
We are located in the Experimental Station, 6100 S Blackstone, in the Woodlawn neighborhood just south of Hyde Park, the University of Chicago, and west of South Shore, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Lakefront. Enter through the large gate on Blackstone Ave., immediately south of the building.