Do you ride a bike? Do you ever notice your gears aren’t shifting as smoothly as you’d like, the brakes aren’t stopping you very effectively, or things just aren’t running very smoothly? If so, this class is for you. Why pay a shop $40 to tune up your bike when you can learn to do basic maintenance yourself?
This workshop will be held Saturday, May 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bikerowave.
Our volunteer mechanic Katie will lead you through:
-different types of bike brakes and how each works
-how to adjust your brake pads and cables for optimal stopping power
-how to know when to replace your brake pads, and how to replace them
-how to clean and lube your chain and how to check when it’s time to replace it
-how shifting works and how to adjust shifter cables and derailleurs
By the end of the workshop you will be able to solve these common issues on your own!
This class is designed for those with little or no knowledge of bicycle mechanics and we aim to cultivate a very non-intimidating, beginner-friendly environment! You are welcome to bring your own bike to work on during the workshop, or you may use a shop practice bike.
Suggested donation: $15 (free mini chain lube with donation) but nobody turned away for lack of funds
Calling all bicycle travelers from beginner to expert. We request your presence at Bikerowave on Saturday, June 17, 2018 from 4 PM – 6 PM.
We provide the lemonade. You bring your mug. Check out different types of gear, share the best hacks, and meet riding buddies.
Please register here or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bicycle-travel-meet-up-tickets-46048080047
On Saturday May 12th at 5:30 PM, Bikerowave will be holding a How to Fix a Flat Tire Workshop.
Everybody who rides a bike gets a flat sooner or later. This workshop will walk you through the best tricks and techniques to get you back up and rolling quickly when you’re on the roadside.
All tools and materials you need to practice on will be provided (though feel free to roll in with your own bike or tire), and all basic flat-repair tools will be available on site for purchase if you so desire!
Suggested donation: $15 (receive a free patch kit with donation), but nobody turned away for lack of funds
Rach and Mike are two superhero volunteers at Bikerowave. They are departing shortly for an epic US bike tour and we will miss them dearly! Come celebrate with us with karaoke and a potluck. Bring a vegetarian dish and your best singing voice.