Mechanics Classes

  • Be Your Own Bike Mechanic

    A 6-week bike course that thoroughly tackles all aspects of your bike. The class is taught by Shannon Belt and/or Brian Danz, two experienced professional mechanics and educators. Throughout the series, students will be able to deconstruct their bike, identify mechanical problems, and put it all back together again.

    30 minutes of class-time is followed by 1.5 hours on the Bench.

    Week 1: BasiBalance – Overview of Bikes & Flat Tire Practice
    Week 2: Make It Stop! – The Braking System
    Week 3: Shifty Characters – The Shifting System
    Week 4: Make it Go – The Drivetrain System (Chain & Gears)
    Week 5: Spinning Circles – Bearing Systems
    Week 6: Round & Round – Wheel Truing & “Leftovers”

    $180 for the whole series.

    Provided by the Portland Gear Hub with support from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine

    2018 Offerings

    November 7 – December 19: Wednesday Nights, 6:30p – 8:30p
    (Skipping a Week on 11/21 for Thanksgiving)

    Register Here

    September 19 – October 24: Wednesday Nights, 6:30p – 8:30p