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Offered a few times a year, our bike maintenance classes are a great way to empower yourself with bike maintenance skills in a safe and friendly environment.

Basic Bike Maintenance Class Schedule

Bike Maintenance Class (5 sessions on Thursdays)

  • January 10
  • January 17
  • January 24
  • January 31
  • February 7

WTF (Women, Trans, Femme) Bike Maintenance Class (5 sessions on Thursdays)

  • April 4
  • April 11
  • April 18
  • April 25
  • May 2

About the Basic Bike Maintenance Class

Calling all mechanically curious cyclists! Are you a commuter that’s interested in learning more about the steed that gets you from A to B, an aspiring home mechanic that’s interested in a little DIY repair, or are you a person that’s just plain excited about mechanical systems and getting your hands dirty? We welcome you to our 2019 season of Adult Mechanic classes. Here we will explore five systems of the bicycle: brakes, shifting, frame, wheels, and bearing systems. You will dive deeper into each system as you piece together a bicycle throughout this five week course, with a final opportunity to apply all you’ve learned to your very own bicycle! We call this course a begintermediate course as we will cover topics that introduce both beginner concepts and intermediate practices. We will dive deeper than the average intro skills clinic with hands-on activities and mechanical knowledge to empower you in your future cycling endeavors.

Some skills you can expect to take away from this course include:

  • Hub adjustments and maintenance
  • Knowledge of headsets and bottom brackets
  • Basic wheel truing
  • Fixing a flat tire
  • Shifting adjustments
  • Brake adjustments
  • Ability to identify the many various parts of a bicycle
  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Cleaning techniques and practice

This class will meet five times for two hours at a time. Students will get a 10% discount on items sold in our shop while they are enrolled in the class. We will hold all spots for students who are interested in taking the full class. If there are any spots still available the week of the class we will open enrollment to folks who want to participate on a drop-in basis. Drop-ins will be $45 per session. Enrollment in the full class is $200.

Please note: We will not cover wheel building or hydraulic brake adjustments in this class. If you consider yourself an experienced mechanic, this class may not meet your learning needs.

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Scholarships & Payment Plans

To inquire about scholarships or payment plans please contact Kelley Goodwin at 503.288.8864 x 321 or kelley.goodwin@communitycyclingcenter.org

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Hours: 10am-6pm daily (fall/winter)Bike Shop Address: 1700 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503.287.8786Office/Mailing Address: 1805 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97212