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.
Adult Bikes: Work & Learn
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17, 24, March 3, March 17, March 24
Join us for a series of Sunday work parties for volunteers to learn advanced bike maintenance while helping to refurbish donated bicycles. Attendees should have basic bike knowledge – such as fixing flats and lubing chains, or past experience helping with our kids bike programs.
Different repair topics will be covered each week, so plan to attend all sessions if possible. By attending at least 10 hours, you’ll receive a spot in our Advanced Mechanics Class, a $100 value.
Read more about the Work & Learn Sessions on our blog.
Sessions are limited to 8 people, so please register in advance.
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. Email us or stop by the shop to be added to our class interest list.
Length: One 3-hour session
Class Size: Limited to 6 students
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.
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.