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.
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.
Virtual Bike Repair 101
A fresh take on our most popular class! Through a virtual approach, we will teach you how to fix a flat tire, overhaul basic bearing systems, replace cables and housing, and adjust brakes and shifting all from the comfort of your home.
Class will meet virtually every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 PM for three weeks (10/20/20 – 11/5/20).
Registered students will receive all supplies for their classes delivered to their homes if they live in the 98108, 98118, 98144, 98168, and 98178 zip codes – if you do not live in these zip codes, you will need to pick up the supplies (Mountain Bike/Stand/Tools) the week before classes start. Students will need to return ALL tools and supplies, as well as the bikes after all of the classes have ended. After the bikes are checked, they will go to youth and adults in our Bikes-for-All program in SE Seattle.
Price is pay-what-you-can. Suggested tuition of $120, or $175 “pay-it-forward” to support another student.
Registration coming soon!
Bring Your Own Bike
Give your bike the love and care it deserves! Students will work on their own bikes*, and learn bike maintenance needed at home AND on the road. Learn to fix-a-flat, true wheels, adjust brakes and derailleurs, and replace a chain!
*Cost of class does not include replacements parts.
All sessions from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
March 3 – April 7 (Tuesdays) Canceled May 12 – June 16 (Tuesdays) Canceled
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) Canceled
September 8 – October 13 (Tuesdays)
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 12 – December 10 (Thursdays)
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.
Interested in fall 2020 youth programming? Sign up for this interest list on our Programs home page and we’ll keep you in the loop about fall offerings.