Femmechanics is an introduction to bicycle mechanics open to women/femme/trans/female-identifying people. Students will receive instruction on the systems and parts of the bicycle and will practice common repairs. The class covers:
- bike anatomy and vocabulary
- systems of the bike: brakes, shifting, wheels, hubs and headsets, drivetrain
- how to fix a flat
- maintenance tips and common repairs
Classes are taught by female professional Old Spokes Home mechanics (oldspokeshome.com) and are held at Bike Recycle Vermont (bikerecyclevermont.org).
Students can bring their own bicycles or request that one be provided for them.
Tuition fees support Old Spokes Home & Bike Recycle Vermont's mission to create access to bikes and the opportunities they provide to our whole community.
Students are encouraged to practice and apply their skills by volunteering at Bike Recycle Vermont. Visit our volunteer page to learn about opportunities: 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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