After-Hours Workshops

Bicycle Repair Class

The Bicycle Repair Class is 9 weeks long, and held quarterly on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Reno Bike Project, 216 E. Grove St.

Each week covers a different mechanical system on the bicycle and introduces new aspects of maintenance. Students work on bicycles provided by RBP, which, at the end of the BRC, will be set aside and subsidized to at-risk individuals through our Biggest Little Commuter Program. The Bicycle Repair Class has been offered since 2014 and is a great all-rounder introductory course to bicycle maintenance and repair.

2018 Class Dates:

  • Winter Session: 1/11-3/8
  • Spring Session: 3/22-5/17
  • Summer Session: 5/31-7/26
  • Autumn Session: 8/9-10/11 (no class the week before Burning Man)

Sign up for the Spring Session (3/22/18-5/17/18) today!

*This class is open to Reno Bike Project members and space is limited.  Membership is required to complete enrollment.  To learn more about our membership program, click here*

Class Schedule:

Week 1 – Get to Know Your Bike & Prep for Refurb
Week 2 – Wheels: Inspection & Hub Overhaul
Week 3 – Wheels: Truing & Dishing
Week 4 – Bottom Bracket & Headset
Week 5 – Makeup & Review
Week 6 – Cables & Housing
Week 7 – Brake Setup
Week 8 – Shifter Setup & Chain
Week 9 – Makeup & Review/End-of-Session Party

Bicycle Repair Class Deposit Policy:

We require a $50 deposit to be paid by the first night of class. Your spot in the class is not guaranteed until we receive the deposit. Deposits will be returned in full upon graduation from class, along with the BRC graduate certificate and upgraded Velo membership. Forfeited and donated deposits will be invested into finishing incomplete class bikes. This policy ensures that bikes are available for participants in the Biggest Little Commuter Program (BCLP). The BLCP provides vulnerable community members with bikes as an affordable means of transportation to get to work.

Method of Payment:

Deposit can be made the following two ways:
1. Online through Paypal

2. Via cash, check, or credit in the shop. Please make checks payable to “Reno Bike Project” and write “Bike Repair Class Deposit” on the memo line.

Method of Refund:
1. If your payment was made via Paypal it will be refunded the same way following class graduation.
2. For those who paid in person in the shop, cash will be held and returned at the final class. Checks will also be held and returned, un-cashed. Credit card transactions will be refunded with cash.
3. You can donate your deposit if you want! Just let us know any time leading up to the end of class.

Ladies’ Night – Tues. 6-8pm

Ladies’ Night is every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the RBP Community Bike Shop, 216 E Grove Street.

Ladies’ Night is open to those who identify as women, non-binary, or genderfluid. We offer a safe, welcoming, and educational workspace. This workshop has an informal structure and is driven by participants’ interests and the type of work their bicycles need. Every quarter we will be practicing our bike repair skills by refurbishing two bikes which will then be donated to women’s organizations around town.

Open to Reno Bike Project Members. Non-members may attend their first Ladies’ Night before choosing to become a member. Participants should bring their own bicycles, or come to work on the group project. Reno Bike Project will provide tools.

To be added to the LN mailing list for weekly workshop reminders, news, & updates, email womenwithwrenches@gmail.com.

Dan’s Night – Wed. 5-7pm

Dan’s Night is held every Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the RBP Community Bike Shop, 216 E Grove Street. The workshop is open to cyclist-mechanics of all skill levels interested in learning about how to repair and maintain their bicycles. This free and informal workshop taught by experienced volunteer mechanics. Those in attendance guide the evening based on what they want to learn and the type of work their bicycles need.

Open to Reno Bike Project Members. Non-members may attend their first Dan’s Night before choosing to become a member. Participants should bring their own bicycles. Reno Bike Project will provide tools.

Meet Dan Ruby!

Dan Ruby is a volunteer mechanic infatuated with bikes, cargo, and cargo bikes. He started Dan’s Night as a way to get more involved. He is a cool guy with a cool family and cool ideas…and he runs a planetarium in his spare time. Ask him about NASA, Pauly Shore or Carl Sagan sometime.

If you have any questions please feel free to call (775) 323-4488 or contact us by email.