The Bike School at 85 Anderson St. is a dedicated program and classroom space for bike maintenance and education.
Open Bench Time
Bring your bike into the Gear Hub and learn how to do your own repairs. There are 4 bike stands, benches and tool boards outfitted with bike-specific tools for the community to use. Work independently or ask our knowledgeable mechanics questions while you work. No mechanical experience is necessary.
The Open Bench Time schedule will be posted soon once the Bike School is fully set-up. Thank you for your patience while we move locations and set-up our new learning center! Stay tuned.
Be Your Own Bike Mechanic
A 5-week bike course that thoroughly tackles all aspects of your bike. Taught by 2 professional mechanics and educators, Shannon Belt and Brian Danz, this class will give you a nuanced look at your own bicycle, from the brakes to headsets and bottom brackets.
Thursday nights in June, from 6:30 PM – 9 PM.
30 minutes of class-time + 2 hours on the Bench.
$150.00 class fee for the entire series. This class is limited to 5 students. Every student will have their own bench, stand, and tool set to work with.
June 1: Overall Bike Evaluation; Wheels & Tires
June 8: “Make It Stop!” The Brakes
June 15: “Shifty Characters” The Drivetrain
June 22: “Make it Go” More Drivetrain and Bearing Systems
June 29: Putting it All Together; Group Ride!
New! Weekly Group Rides
Hüphie Hauler Happy Hour Ride every Monday at 5:30.
“A Friendly, Inclusive Ride for People Who Like to Ride Bikes.” Join us every Monday at the Gear Hub for a fun and inclusive group ride led by Seth Levy! Expect to ride about 10 – 20 miles at a casual pace and make a stop during or after for ice cream or a cold beverage!
Seth Levy is a momentum enthusiast, human-powered transportation advocate and non-profit consultant. Based in Portland, Maine, Seth is excited to share his love of cycling with people of all levels of experience and enthusiasm. He has a variety of bicycles and is a long-time bike commuter. He welcomes questions about bike commuting, basic bike maintenance, and planning bike tours.
Maine Biking Belles
A weekly wrenching, riding and social group for women/ trans/ femme and gender non-conforming folks.
Join us Tuesdays from 6 – 8 PM at the Gear Hub Bike School at 85 Anderson St.
Maine Biking Belles is a group of women/trans*/femme (WTF) bicyclists in the greater Portland area aiming to create safer spaces for WTF-identifying individuals to learn about bicycles, mechanics, and share their expertise in Portland’s bicycling community.