Sharing Wheels offers bike classes open to the public. The goal is to give people the skills to work on their own bikes – as well as to train future volunteers who can help in the shop.
Please register in advance (see below) . Classes without enough students are rescheduled.
Basic Bike Mechanics
If you want to be able to fix common issues faced when riding a bike, this one-day class is for you! Learn how to fix flats, adjust gears and tighten your brakes. This class is a crash course in the basics of keeping your bike rolling. Our next basic classes are scheduled for:
- Saturday Jan. 19, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm OR
- Thursday Feb. 7, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Length: One 3-hour session
Class Size: Limited to 6 students
Students must register 5 days in advance. $35 registration fee.
Advanced Bike Mechanics
This class is for those who want to get into the heart and soul of their bike. Learn the terms for parts of the bike and how to evaluate their condition. Learn about the bearing systems and how to overhaul them. Demystify the cable systems and get your machine running smoothly. Over the course of the class you will complete a full overhaul and tune on your bicycle (A $120 value). Bring your own bike or use one of ours.
- Saturdays Jan. 26 through Feb. 16 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.
Cost: $100 (plus parts if needed). Must be prepaid to secure spot in class. No refunds if participant cancels less than 7 days prior to first class.
Length: Four 3 hour sessions
Class Size: Limited to 4 students
Registering and Paying for Classes
Use PayPal (write “class” in the “special instructions” section) or stop by the shop to pay by cash, check or credit. Your place is not guaranteed until we receive payment.
Students must register 5 days in advance.