As a community bike shop, our primary mission is to teach and provide access to the means to ride bikes. Part of that is realized by providing classes to address general and particular aspects of cycling.
Bike Maintenance 101
During the Spring/Summer/Autumn season, we regularly present “Mechanics & Maintenance 101” to provide a general working knowledge of bicycle maintenance and mechanics designed to keep your bike rolling. This is a five week class that meets once a week (Tuesday or Thursday evening). Topics include: basic bike fit and flat fixing, brake adjustments, derailleur adjustment, bearing maintenance, and wheel truing and maintenance.
In addition to the 101 class, we like to present special topics, such as an introduction to bike commuting, bike touring, and wheelbuilding. These classes tend to be shorter in length and more focused in their subject matter. We also welcome your ideas - let us know if there is a topic you are interested in learning - or if you have a skill you would like to share! In the form below you'll see a line asking for suggestions for future classes. Please help us build a diverse offering of classes by letting us know your interests.
Cost, Scholarships, and Attendance
Classes are held Tuesday or Thursday evenings, typically from 6-8 pm. Each class costs $10 per night, or $40 for the full five-week 101 course. To register please complete the form below and we will reply with a confirmation. Thanks to a grant from the League of Michigan Bicyclists we are able to offer scholarships to anyone for whom attending the class would create a financial hardship. If you are interested in a class, but don't feel like you can afford it please check yes under the “scholarship information” box when submitting the form below. To pay for the class you can either pay by cash or check on the first day of class or you can choose to pay online. If you choose to pay online, simply click the donate button at the top of this page. Thanks, hope to see you soon!