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Bike Maintenance 101
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Bike Maintenance 101


Our hands-on Bike Maintenance 101 class will give you the basic tools (figuratively and literally—the $65 registration fee includes a multi-tool, patch kit, and tire levers) to fix flats, adjust brakes and derailleurs, clean and lube a chain, and perform minor adjustments that can have a significant impact on your ride quality.These skills will save you time, money, and give you a much better understanding—and appreciation—of your bike. Proceeds support Recycle-a-Bicycle’s mission to provide youth job training and environmental education.


Class Duration: 4 hours

Class Location: Recycle-A-Bicycle (DUMBO, Brooklyn)

Class Size: Up to 8 adults and mature teens over the age of 14

Instructors: 1 trained bike mechanic

Equipment: Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own bicycle.

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required of all participants; walk-in students are not allowed.

Cost: $65, which covers a multi-tool, patch kit, and tire levers. The registration fee can be considered a tax-deductible charitable donation to Recycle-A-Bicycle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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There are no Bike Maintenance 101 sessions available at this time. Check our other available classes by clicking the link below.

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Is This the Right Class for You?

If you’re ready to take more ownership of your bike and develop a deeper understanding of exactly what makes it go (and stop), then this class is for you. Don’t have a clue what a derailleur is? Perfect—this class is designed with beginners in mind.

Next Step: volunteer

With your newfound knowledge of a bicycle’s mechanics, you’d make a fine Bike New York volunteer! Whether at an event, ride, or educational class, Bike New York is always in need of skilled support.