Bike Maintenance 101 - 1

Bike Maintenance 101 teaches the basics you need to know to keep your bike tuned. These skills will save you time, money, and make your rides easier and safer.

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Sat, 7/269:00 am - 1:00 pmBrooklyn: Recycle-A-Bicycle DUMBO bike shop, 35 Pearl Street at Plymouth Street Directions >Register and Pay >
Sun, 7/2711:00 am - 3:00 pmBrooklyn: Recycle-A-Bicycle DUMBO bike shop, 35 Pearl Street at Plymouth Street Directions >Register and Pay >
Sun, 8/311:00 am - 3:00 pmBrooklyn: Recycle-A-Bicycle DUMBO bike shop, 35 Pearl Street at Plymouth Street Directions >Register and Pay >

 

Do you know how to fix the most common bicycle breakdown in 5 minutes or less? What two procedures will make your bike ride more easily and smoothly? Bring your bike to a half-day Bike Maintenance 101 class to learn these things and lots more.

Bike New York is partnering with Recycle-A-Bicycle to bring you this class, and proceeds support Recycle-a-Bicycle’s mission of youth job training and environmental education.

Course Content

Bike Maintenance 101 teaches the basics you need to know to keep your bike tuned. These skills will save you time, money, and make your rides easier and safer.

  • Fixing a flat tire
  • Brake and derailleur adjustments
  • Chain cleaning and lubing
  • Numerous adjustments that can be done with a multi-tool, including seat and handlebars

All class participants receive a multi-tool, patch kit, and tire levers. (There will be a charge for any replacement parts needed by a student.)

Course Format

Class duration: 4 hours
Class location: Recycle-A-Bicycle shop, Dumbo, Brooklyn
Class size: Up to 8 adult students
Instructors: One skilled bike mechanic
Instructor to student ratio: 1 to 8
Equipment necessary: Bicycle*
Availability of loaner bikes: None
Registration policy: Advance registration is required of all participants; walk-in students are not allowed

* Students are encouraged to bring their own bicycle to class, but are not required.

Is This the Right Class for You?

This beginner class teaches the basics you need to know to keep your bike tuned. If you occasionally pump your tires and know you should lube your chain but don’t know where to start, or if you do nothing at all to your bike, this is the class for you. Want to learn how to fix a flat tire? This class covers that, too!

Already know your way around a bike’s mechanical workings but want to take your skills to the next level? Attend Bike Maintenance 201 to learn how to replace cables, replace brake pads, adjust a headset, and more!

Price

The current class fee is $65. The class fee is due upon registration and includes a multi-tool, patch kit, and tire levers for all participants. Your class payment directly supports Recycle-A-Bicycle in its mission of youth job training and environmental education, and is a tax deductible donation to the organization.

Registration Details

To secure a spot in a Bike Maintenance 101 class, students must complete the online registration form and submit the $65 fee at the point of registration. Register and pay now.

Cancellation policy: Sorry, no refunds are available. If you wish to change to a different class date, you may do so without any extra charge, up to a week in advance of the class for which you were registered. To cancel or change the date of the class, email classes.

All class dates and locations are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Next Steps

Once you attend a Bike Maintenance 101 class and get a handle on the basics of bike maintenance, you may be interested in attending Bike Maintenance 201, where students learn more advanced bicycle repair skills.

With your knowledge of a bicycle’s mechanics, you’d make a fine Bike New York volunteer! Whether at an event ride or educational class, Bike New York is always in need of skilled support. Find out how you can join our volunteer ranks here.

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