If you are serious about working on bikes and already know how to perform routine bike maintenance, then this class is for you!

Program Overview

In this hands-on course, our expert mechanic will walk you through how to work on your own bike. You will leave with knowledge and a tune-up!

This limited applicant, 3-week intensive advanced bike maintenance course will teach you what you need to know about your bike and how to work on it. This class meets one night a week for a three-hour session. Topics cover everything from wheel truing to bearing overhauls as well as shifting and braking systems. Class objectives are tailored to the people who enroll, so everyone gets the most out of the lessons. The curriculum makes use of the Park Tool School curriculum but goes into greater depth on some topics. All participants with perfect attendance will be given a set of basic maintenance tools upon completion of the course. By the time you’re done, you will have the knowledge and skills to repair your own bike!

There is a $25 fee to take this class and participants agree to volunteer a minimum of six hours, or at two community bike repair events (Bike Doc) coordinated by Jibe before the end of the 2024 calendar year. If you are selected, Jibe will contact you for payment.

Requirements:

  • Bring your own, ridable bicycle to the class to work on.
  • Live or work in North Natomas
  • Must attend all sessions
  • Be 18 years or older

Please note: E-Bikes and hydraulic brakes will not be covered in this course. 

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Get to know your bicycle’s anatomy
  2. Headset, stem, and bars
  3. Wheels
  4. Bottom brackets, cranks, and pedals
  5. Brakes
  6. Derailleurs

Class Dates: Wednesdays, March 6, 13, and 20, 5:30pm - 8:30pm.

The Advanced Bike Maintenance class will be adapted to fit the class and attendance is limited to keep the class size small. Qualified applicants will be selected based on a review of their applications by staff. If you are selected, Jibe will be notified by phone or email by February 20.

For questions, please contact Anya McCann at (916) 419-9955, or anya@jibe.org.

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