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January 2017 WTF Build-a-Bike Class at Recycle-a-Bike


Monday, January 23, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

January 2017 WTF Build-a-Bike Class at Recycle-a-Bike
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For our first class of the 2017, Recycle-a-Bike is offering a WTF (Women, Trans, Fem) Build-a-Bike this January! 

Wondering what a WTF class is for? 
This is class space available to people who identify as a female, transgender, femme, genderqueer, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, or feels that their socialization or treatment as a woman/transperson*/femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics. We want to make space for people of these identities at our shop. If you do not identify with one of these identities then you are kindly asked to attend a different session of this class. 
This a bike mechanics class for all skill levels- no experience required. 

Schedule: This is an 18-hour course with 6 class dates (listed below). The classes build on one another, so please try to attend all or as many as you can to stay up to speed with the content.
Mon: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 5:30- 8:30pm
Thurs: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2 5:30- 8:30pm

Class Content:
- Bike parts and tools overview
- Bike assessment & diagnosis
- Patching a flat, replacing tubes and tires
- Overhauling hubs
- Wheel truing
- Overhauling bottom brackets and headsets
- Adjusting brake systems
- Adjusting shift systems and derailleurs

Hands-on:This class is very hands-on, using bike tools and parts under the supervision of our knowledgeable and skilled mechanics. We, however, advise against working on your own bike during course time. We have a full stock of donated bikes to work on and would love for you to practice and make all of your mistakes on our bikes (instead of yours)! If you finish assignments early you are welcome to use the extra time to work on your own bike.
The instructors for the class will be Heather J. and Ally T., both mechanics and instructors at Recycle-a-Bike. 

Class Price: $200*
*Financial aid/work trade granted on a case-by-case basis, send an email
for more information.
*Want to keep a bike at the end of the class? As a member of the class, you
will receive a 50% off any of our refurbished sale bikes.

Have questions about January 2017 WTF Build-a-Bike Class at Recycle-a-Bike? Contact Recycle-A-Bike

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12 Library Court
Providence, RI 02909

Monday, January 23, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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Recycle-A-Bike seeks to educate, empower, and build community by connecting people and bicycles.

Mobility on a bicycle is an expression of our freedom and equality!  As a local community resource, available to all, we believe sharing bike maintenance knowledge and skills leads people to believe in themselves and in their community.  We encourage everyone to participate in cycling as part of a healthy and active lifestyle – not just as a recreational activity, but also as a viable mode of transportation. 

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