Bike Maintenance 101:

Recycle-A-Bicycle partners with Bike New York to bring you this basic bike mechanics class. In this half-day class, participants learn the basics of keeping a bike tuned. Classes are limited to 8 participants.

 Course Content includes:

  • Fixing a flat tire
  • Brake and derailleur adjustments
  • Chain cleaning and lubing
  • Numerous adjustments that can be done with a multi-tool, including seat and handlebars

All class participants receive a multi-tool, patch kit, and tire levers. All proceeds will support Recycle-a-Bicycle's mission of youth job training and environmental education. For a class schedule, costs, and registration, please visit Bike New York.

Savvy Cyclist:

Savvy Cyclist: Traffic Skills 101 is a free, one-day "introduction to cycling" program for adults and mature teens who want to improve their cycling skills. This class is ideal for new cyclists who want to learn the basics, those returning to cycling from a long hiatus, people who want to be more independent on their bike, and those who feel a little nervous while cycling in traffic. Course Content includes:

  • Adjusting your bike and helmet for a comfortable fit
  • Performing a safety inspection of your bike to make sure everything is working properly
  • Understanding traffic principles and bicyclists' rights and responsibilities on the road
  • Fixing a flat tire
  • Using your gear system
  • Locking your bike
  • Bike handling drills
  • A group ride of approximately 5-8 miles emphasizing cycling safely and confidently in traffi c

For more information, please visit Bike New York.

For more information on additional cycling classes offered by Bike New York, including Learn-to-Ride programs for kids and adults, please visit their website.