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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You can also check out our Open Shop program, which happens every 1st & 3rd Friday from 4:30-7:30pm, and 2nd & 4th Saturdays from 1-5pm.
2023 SUMMER CLASS registration starts April 14
We partnered with The Bronze Chapter to create 6 customized BIPOC-centered adult bike maintenance & repair workshops for YOU and YOUR bike! You will learn by working on the bike YOU ride! Workshops run Tuesday evenings April 25th – May 30th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. If you need to learn all the topics, register for all the workshops. If you only need some of the topics, please register for those.
- Brake pads available for purchase during class. Average cost = $15
- Brake pads available for purchase during class. Average cost = $20
Rear derailleurs: May 16, 2023
Front derailleurs & chains: May 23, 2023
Urban riding & roadside repair: May 30, 2023
Bike Repair 101
In these classes, you will learn how to fix flats, adjust both rim and disc brakes, adjust gears, and basic on-the-ride repairs. 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
Wednesdays, January 18 – February 22, 6:30-8:30 PM FULL
Wednesdays, March 8 – April 12, 6:30-8:30 PM FULL
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
Wednesdays, September 27 – November 1, 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, as well as adjusting gears and brakes.
In this class series, you will learn:
- Rear hub overhaul & cassette/freewheel removal
- Overhaul 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 complementary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief history of your bike repair experience to sign up for this course.
Upcoming Class Dates
Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11, 6:00-8:30 PM FULL
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
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, 6-8PM
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. Each two hour class is valued at $50, and most classes will have one instructor per three students. 201 and Wheel Building may cost more due to class supplies and more class time:
$350 – Pay it forward! Help offset the cost for folks who can’t afford the full cost.
$300 – Full cost
$250 – Discounted price with commitment of 3 hours of volunteering
$200 – Discounted price with commitment of 6 hours of volunteering
$150 – Discounted price with commitment of 9 hours of volunteering
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