B!KE Fall 2012 Home Bike Mechanic Workshop Series

Fun and friendly bike maintenance series set for another run

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub have announced their Fall 2012 workshop series. This Friday night series of workshops is a great way to learn the skills you need to keep your bike running smoothly and safely. You can take the whole series or drop in on the workshops you need. Workshops start with the basic skills everyone should have and progress to the more advanced (but still do-able) skills for those that really want to take care of their bikes. Doing your own repairs saves money, increases confidence on your bike and makes you even more aware what an amazing machine the bicycle really is.

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The full list of workshops and dates:

  1. Flat! A how-to on patches, tubes and tires | October 26th, 5:30-7:30pm
  2. Brake Adjustment & Maintenance | November 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm
  3. Shifter & Derailleur Adjustment & Maintenance | November 9th, 5:30-7:30pm
  4. Bottom Bracket and Drive Train | November 16th, 5:30-7:30pm
  5. Hubs and Headsets | November 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm
  6. Wheel Truing | November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Nothing sucks the fun out of riding like a bike that doesn’t work well, so a well-maintained bike is essential to everyday bike riding. Every bike rider should consider at least a few these workshops (or better yet, all of them). You’ll be amazed at what you can do and the difference that understanding how your bike works makes to your bike-riding peace of mind. Learn the basics during the workshop and then hang around to work on your bike and practice your new skills (not to mention chat with other bike owners and the friendly staff). Then use your skills to keep your bike in top-notch running condition all year. These workshops are a great way to review your basic skills, too.

Cost is a very reasonable $10 for members, $15 for non members, or $50 for complete series. All workshops are at their centrally located shop at 336 Rubidge Street, just north of Charlotte.

Space is limited, so RSVP by calling 705-775-7227 or emailing tegan[at]communitybikeshop.org. Or get more detailed workshop information at their website.

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub is an incorporated not-for-profit, member-based cycling education and support organization providing a supervised shop space, tools and guidance for the development of bicycle mechanical skills. They also overhaul and sell old bikes, making classy bikes available for all to enjoy, supporting the organization and keeping useful material out of our landfill.