Bike Tech at Inderkum High School
Bike Tech is a Career & Technical Education (CTE) course that teaches high school students the mechanical fundamentals of bicycle assembly and repair while fostering safe cycling habits, environmental awareness, and healthy living. By the end of the semester-long course, students know how to disassemble, assemble, repair and troubleshoot multiple kinds of bicycles.
This class is meant to prepare students to work as entry level mechanics in the cycling industry, as well as introduce unique internship and career opportunities they can pursue in the future. Students gain insight on the broad cycling industry and the variety of careers included within, including: engineering, fabrication, sales, marketing, film-making, graphic art, and writing for publication.
Jibe is excited to present this class in partnership with the Natomas Unified School District and the Natomas Bike Shop.
Meet Jeff Sawyer, teacher of Bike Tech. Mr. Sawyer is most excited to teach students safe cycling for transportation on the roadways and getting to ride bicycles with the students. He has a long history of bicycle riding - a League of American Bicyclists Certified Bicycling Instructor, Total Body Fitness Head Mountain Bike Coach, and a member of the Victory Velo Racing Team - he's spent lots of time in the saddle.
Mr. Sawyer has been the Bike Tech teacher since 2016, using his passion for teaching and coaching to help others realize their potential.