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.

Masks are required, and students are encouraged to have been vaccinated.

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All 2022 classes are now full. As an alternative, please check out our Open Shop program, which happens every 2nd & 4th Saturday from 1-5pm.

January 17 – Registration for Spring 2023 classes opens

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.

Upcoming Class Dates

Tuesdays, January 17 – February 21, 6:30-8:30 PM (FULL) This class is available to folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color

Wednesdays, January 18 – February 22, 6:30-8:30 PM FULL

Wednesdays, March 8 – April 12, 6:30-8:30 PM This class is available to folks who identify as women, trans, and gender non-conforming

Thursdays, March 9 – April 13, 6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesdays, June 14 – July 19, 6:30-8:30 PM

Tuesdays, August 8 – September 12, 6:30-8:30 PM This class is available to folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color

Tuesdays, September 26 – October 31, 6:30-8:30 PM

Thursdays, September 28 – November 2, 6:30-8:30 PM

Bike Repair 201 

This course is intended for graduates of Bike Repair 101 and folks who have spent time honing their skills through volunteer hours, or experience at-home or on-the-job. Students should already be proficient in fixing flat tires, adjusting basic bearing systems, and troubleshooting brakes and drivetrains.

In this class series, you will learn:

  • Rear hub overhaul & cassette/freewheel removal
  • Overhaul or replace bottom brackets & headsets; basic crank, stem, and handlebar compatibility
  • Wheel truing
  • Advanced drivetrain theory & troubleshooting (including chain replacement and derailleur hanger alignment)
  • Basic drivetrain and brake compatibility

Students will receive a free copy of the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair. This course will involve 30-45 minutes of reading per week outside of class time.

Please email to sign up for this course.

Upcoming Class Dates

Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11, 6:00-8:30 PM

Tuesdays, June 13 – July 25, 6:00-8:30 PM

  • No class on July 4

Thursdays, August 10 – September 14, 6:00-8:30 PM

Wheel Building

Make the best of the winter by learning how to build your own wheels. Students will learn the theory behind wheel building; lace together a hub, spoke, and rim; properly tension all spokes; and finally true the wheel.

Students will have the option of practicing on wheels provided by Bike Works or building a wheel(s) to keep. If you would like to buy supplies to build your own set of wheels please call the shop as soon as you register!

Upcoming Class Dates

Tuesdays, November 15 – December 20, 6-9PM

Class Tuition

All of our programming is pay what you can afford, with options to offset the full cost by volunteering at Bike Works. Students will have one calendar year to complete their work trade.

If you cannot afford the full amount and cannot commit to volunteering at Bike Works, you can specify the amount that you are able to pay. No students will be denied access due to lack of funds.

Here is an example of our tuition for Bike Repair 101. 201 and Wheel Building may cost more due to class supplies and more class time:

$275 – Pay it forward! Help offset the cost for folks who can’t afford the full cost.
$250 – Full cost
$200 – Discounted price with commitment of 3 hours of volunteering
$150 – Discounted price with commitment of 6 hours of volunteering
$100 – Discounted price with commitment of 9 hours of volunteering

Interested in youth programs?

Browse bike Works youth programs