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.

 

2019 Class Dates:

  • Winter Session: 1/10-3/7
  • Spring Session: 3/21-5/16
  • Summer Session: 5/30-8/1
  • Autumn Session: 8/15-10/17 (no class the week before Burning Man)

Sign up for the 2019 Spring Session (3/21/19-5/16/19) 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 – Bike Inspection & Prep
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.

Sans (Dan’s) Night – Wed. 5-7:30pm

The nine-year-running Dan’s Night recently lost its namesake to the greener pastures of Oregon, and is changing into something new—we invite you to be part of shaping what it will become! Here’s a little about what our group is doing on Wednesdays these dayas:

  • Tune-up time at RBP shop, 5-5:50p before heading over to Virginia Lake, start riding at ~6p.
  • Rides no longer than 1.5 hours. It’s getting dark earlier now, so bring lights! Rides may not finish where they started—riders should be prepared to get back to their car if they park-and-ride.
  • A relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Riders are supported and supportive, and all abilities are encouraged.
  • That said, these are rides, not cruises. Light-to-moderate pace (set by riders) and hills. We ride on the road, in traffic.
  • Although ride length, terrain, and pace may not be appropriate for very young riders, rides (and destinations) will be family-friendly.

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