Bicycle Repair Class
The Bicycle Repair Class is nine weeks long and held quarterly every Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at our main community bike shop at 216 E. Grove Street. The class requires a refundable $50 deposit upon completion of 8 volunteer hours at RBP following the bike repair class.
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 course, will be set aside and subsidized to low-income 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.
***This class is open to Reno Bike Project members only and spaces are limited.
- Week 1 – Bike Inspection and Prep
- Week 2 – Wheels: Inspection and Hub Overhaul
- Week 3 – Wheels: Truing and Dishing
- Week 4 – Bottom Bracket and Headset
- Week 5 – Makeup and Review
- Week 6 – Cables and Housing
- Week 7 – Brake Setup
- Week 8 – Shifter Setup and Chain
- Week 9 – Makeup and Review/End-of-Session Party
We require a refundable $50 deposit to be paid in advance of the class start. Deposits will be returned in full upon completion of 8 volunteer hours at RBP following the class. Upon graduation, participants will receive a 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.
This workshop is open to those who identify as femmes, trans (the whole trans fam), women, non-binary, and genderfluid. We offer a safe, welcoming, affirming, and educational workspace at our bike shop at 216 E Grove St. This workshop has an informal structure and is driven by participants’ interests and the type of work their bicycles need. Open to Reno Bike Project Members. Non-members may attend their first FTW 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 FTW mailing list for weekly workshop reminders, news, & updates, contact us.
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