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. Classes take place in the Bike Works Warehouse (3715 S Hudson St #111, Lower Level East Entrance, Seattle, WA 98118).
Registration is OPEN for the first classes of 2024! Please check back periodically for new courses.
You can also check out our Open Shop program, which happens every 1st & 3rd Friday from 4-7pm and every 2nd & 4th Saturday from 1-5pm.
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, 6:30-8:30pm, January 16 – February 27…. FULL
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, March 12 – April 23…. FULL
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, March 13 – April 24 This class is available to people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color…. FULL
Stay tuned for more 101 classes!
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 complimentary 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.
Upcoming Class Dates
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30pm, January 17 – February 28…. FULL
Stay tuned for more 201 classes!
All of our programming is pay what you can afford, with options to offset the full cost by volunteering at Bike Works by refurbishing bikes for our bike giveaway program. Students will have one calendar year to complete their work trade.
If you are experiencing financial difficulty and do not have time to volunteer, 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 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
Interested in youth programs?