Adult Bike Repair Classes

Our Adult Programs offer the same fun, friendly, and accessible high-quality bike education as our Youth Programs and are open to people 18 years old and up!  You can pay the full registration price or we offer reduced class prices in return for volunteer service. The volunteer work trade model is a way for us to give back to our volunteers and to invite our students to participate in our volunteer community.

Registration opens one month before the class begins. If you don’t see the class you want, then please check back later! Scroll down to register.

Classes

Bike Repair 101

In these classes, you will learn how to fix flats, overhaul bearing systems, and adjust gears & brakes. Participants will work on bikes provided by Bike Works. After you build your wrenching skills, bring your bike to our Open Shop community repair space to give your bike the tune-up it deserves, or attend our Volunteer Repair Parties to help Bike Works repair bikes that we donate back out into the community.


All sessions from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

January 14 – February 18 (Tuesdays)

July 7 – August 11 (Tuesdays)

September 8 – October 13 (Tuesdays)

October 27 to December 1 (Tuesdays)

 

Commuter Crash Course

After taking this class, participants will be ready to tackle most roadside repairs, ranging from fixing flat tires to piecing together a broken chain. This class will also go over route planning, riding safety, multi-modal transportation, and more! Participants will work on bikes provided by Bike Works, with the option to bring their own bikes to one of the classes.


All sessions from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

March 3 – April 7 (Tuesdays)

May 12 – June 16 (Tuesdays)

 

Bike Repair 201

This peer led class is intended to help build the skills of our adult volunteers and graduates of Bike Repair 101. Students of 201 will get to choose topics from the 101 curriculum that they would like to teach back to the class. Each week will allow new teachers to collaborate, give instruction, and receive feedback. Two of the six repair sessions will be taught by the instructor and will cover advanced repair lessons such as wheel truing and rear hub overhaul. Learning these advanced skills plus teaching the basics will earn the graduates of this class a Park Tool School Certificate, as well as the opportunity to teach future classes at Bike Works!


All sessions from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

April 23 – May 28 (Thursdays)

 

Shop Level Classes

Once a year our shop mechanics offer a series of classes exploring advanced skills around wheel building and other topics.


All sessions from 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Wheel Building: November 25 – December 16, 2019 (Mondays)

Wheel Building: November 12 – December 10, 2020 (Thursdays)

 

Class Tuition

Full class tuition is $200. We offer fees of $150, $125, or $100 with a commitment of 8, 6, or 4 hours of Bike Works volunteer support. You can also pay less than $100 with little to no volunteer commitment. Adult classes are open to students age 18 and up. All class dates may be subject to change. Email the programs team for more information. All deposits and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.