I had a lot of fun teaching a Basic Bike Maintenance workshop at the Upper Valley Haven on April 29, ably assisted by Lisa from the Haven!
A dozen community members and Haven staff gathered for hands-on instruction about common bike issues:
- removing wheels
- changing a tire
- troubleshooting shifting problems
- adjusting brakes
- cleaning & greasing the chain (and putting it back on when it comes off!)
Though plenty of bike riders never learn these skills, those who do feel empowered and confident! In the words of workshop participants:
“Keep this class coming!”
“I already bike a lot, but this gives me more confidence to fix mechanical issues if they arise.”
“I would probably not repair a flat tire, but if I HAD to, I think I could manage.”
Interested in joining a workshop or hosting your own? Check out our earlier post about our Everyday Bicycling workshops. Or contact me at 802.291.9100 x111 or Bethany@VitalCommunities.Org for more info.