Traffic Skills Ride on Saturday, May 28th
With the success of our weekly shop classes we have been looking forward to getting our Traffic Skills classes going as well. Next Saturday, May 28thth we will be holding a class at the Co-op to help folks feels more comfortable riding in traffic. A trained instructor will provide a little bit of lecture time in addition to a few drills in our parking lot before going on a ride around the downtown area to illustrate some issues that cyclists face when using the same roads as cars. This class is open to everyone no matter their skill level. The cost for the class is $25 (which can be paid for with volunteer credits) or FREE for anyone who has (ever!) purchased a bike from OCBC! Register on our Event Signup page, or email questions to email@example.com.
May Shop Class series Full; spaces left in June
Our May Shop Classes is filled up so unfortunately we can't accept any more students for the month. However, there are still a few spots available for June classes. Please see the Event Signup Page for more information and to register!
The Shop Class series are weekly bike repair classes that cover a tune-up in four, 2-hour classes, held from 9-11am on the first four Saturdays of every month (except December).
The focus of this curriculum is on assessing, lubricating, adjusting, and final safety checking bikes in the same order and to the same standards that we use refurbishing bikes for sale or for our educational programs. In fact, the bikes repaired in class will be sold or awarded by the co-op -- or students may earn or purchase the bike they repair in class. PLEASE NOTE: students may now bring their own bikes to work on in class, AFTER a prior assessment visit (to be sure that it will not require more work than can be done in class, and/or schedule that work to be done before class begins).
May Shop Class Space Still Available
First things first, we'd like to give a big thank you to all the folks who have taken our shop classes over the past few months. It has been so exciting to see all of our students learning and getting involved at the co-op. Luckily, we have room for more students this month! Our May shop classes which will begin May 7th have room for only 3 more students. The classes are held every Saturday for the month of May and last from 9:00am to 11:00am. Students learn the ins and outs of tuning up a bicycle by practicing on a bike that was donated to us. For more information and to register please see our event signup page.