Bicycle Mechanics 101 is a thorough introduction to bicycle mechanics. Students will receive instruction on the systems and parts of the bicycle and will practice common repairs on our designated class bikes.
Each 2-hour class will focus on a different topic:
● Bicycle anatomy & maintenance
● Hubs and Headsets
● Bottom Brackets
● Cables and Housing
Classes are held at our social service and educatonal bike shop Bike Recycle Vermont (bikerecyclevermont.org). Classes are taught by professional mechanics from Old Spokes Home (oldspokeshome.com), our full-service retail shop.
While students work on designated class bikes that we provide, they are encouraged to bring their personal bikes and ask specific questions about how to apply their skills and knowledge to their own bikes.
Tuition fees support Old Spokes Home & Bike Recycle Vermon'ts mission to create access to bikes are the opportunities they provide for our whole community.
Students are encouraged to practice and apply their skills by volunteering with us! Volunteers help us repair and refrubish bikes for our Get A Bike program which makes bikes affordable and accessible to low-income Vermonters in need of transporation. Visit our volunteer page to learn more about current opportunities (http://bikerecyclevermont.org/volunteer).
Full and partial scholarships for classes and workshops are available for income-eligible individuals. Click here to learn more and fill out the request form.
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