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Community Cycles is ramping up it's education programs!

Bicycle workshopsCommunity Cycles offers classes and workshops designed to generate understanding, confidence and provide resources for students. The workshops range from hands on activities like cleaning dirty parts to skill building riding exercises.

For more information and to sign-up, click here!

 

bike workshops

Workshops are $10 to $15 for non-members and $5 for members. They are on a variety of topics from drivetrain cleaning, wheel truing, and brakes to bike touring, winter cycling, and traffic skills.

If you're looking to learn more about bike maintenance, this is a great place to start. It's also a good way for novice volunteers to build up their skills and members to get more out of their membership with Community Cycles.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Work-trade is available for our classes and workshops, but must be set up in advance with the Shop Manager.

Select here to sign up!

Thursday Aug 21: Bicycle Bearings from Headsets to Bottom Brackets
Learn more about the bearings in a bike with this 2 hour workshop on Headsets and Bottom Brackets. This workshop will address what Headsets and Bottom Brackets are and why they are important to a bike, problems that can arise and how to prevent them, and techniques for overhauling, adjusting, or replacing them. Open to all skill levels.
Wednesday Aug 27: Cables and Housings
Learn when to replace cables and housings as well the differences between shifter and brake cables and housings.  This two hour workshop is taught by Michael Montoya.
Thursday Aug 28: Derailleur Madness!
Shifting becomes demystified in this 2 hour workshop on derailleurs. Delve into front and rear derailleurs, how they are similar, how they are different, and how they work together. Learn how to troubleshoot shifting issues on a variety of bicycles and how to properly set up and adjust derailleurs. Open to all skill levels.
Wednesday Sept 3: Trailside Maintenance
Ever wonder what could happen if your ride breaks down on the side of the trail?  Learn more about problems to anticipate and some easy fixes in this interactive workshop.  This two hour workshop is taught by Michael Montoya.
Wednesday Sept 10: Wheels 101
A 2 hour workshop covering the ins and outs of truing, overhauling, and triaging used wheels. Help us tackle the endless wheel pile in the shop while learning and practicing wheel truing and hub overhaul techniques. All skill levels welcome! Whether you've never trued a wheel before or you're an old pro just looking for some practice and a few pointers, there's no better place than the Wheels 101 Workshop!
Wednesday Sept 17:  Shifters and Brakes
Shifters and brakes become demystified in this two hour workshop!  Learn how to troubleshoot shifting and brake issuesand how to properly set up and adjust derailleurs and brakes.

If you are having difficulty registering or have questions, contact
volunteer@communitycycles.org