Adults Bike Mechanics Class

Adults Bike Mechanics Class

Apr 20 @ 10:00 am
Adults Bike Mechanics Class

Knowing how to maintain and fix your bicycle is the BEST! Understanding basic bicycle maintenance and repair is a lifelong skill that gives you the knowledge, confidence, and independence to venture further and have more fun.

The Solution offers a variety of engaging 90-minute classes for people of all ages and levels of bike know-how (or know-not how).

This educational series is designed to progress participants from zero knowledge to advanced skills. Ideally, classes will be done in order, but if you already have the skills to say, skip the 101 /102 classes and go right to 201/202, you’re welcome to do that but instructors will assume participants know all beginner skills when teaching the intermediate/advanced skill classes.

Classes offered to adults:

101 –  Basic

  • Shop and tool orientation
  • Bicycle anatomy
  • ABC quick check
  • Get to know your tires and floor pump

102 – Basic

  • Sun’s out, wheels out!
  • Nuts about QR’s
  • Brake pad care
  • Sparkle-clean bike

201 – Beginner

  • Fix a Flat
  • Tube replacement & patching

202 – Beginner

  • C2ShiningC: Chains to Cables
  • Chain dissection
  • Cables and housing, cable maintenance

301 – Intermediate

  • Derailleurs
  • Shifters
  • Cables and housing

302 – Intermediate

  • Rim brakes
  • Disc brakes
  • Brake pads & cables and housing

303 – Intermediate

  • Hub adjustments, cassette removal
  • Wheel truing

401 – Advanced 

  • Fork removal, brake removal/install
  • Headset adjustment, cockpit removal, and install, rider comfort

402 – Advanced

  • Shifter rehabilitation
  • Derailleur dissection
  • In-depth look at disc brakes

Adults’ Class Schedule: 

  • Saturday, April 6.  10:00 am-12:00 pm.  Class: 101 & 102
  • Thursday, April 11.  6:00 pm-7:30 pm. Class: 201
  • Saturday, April 13. 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Class: 101 & 102
  • Saturday, April 20.  10:00 am-11:30 pm. Class: 201

Summer Classes:

Maybe in the evenings? Coming soon!



Helpful Information:

  • Bring a bike, or let us know ahead of time if you need to borrow one.
  • Wear clothes that can get dirty.
  • Class size is limited to five (5) participants.
  • The Wheelhouse is our awesome new old building on the north side of the Civic Center Park. The nearest parking lot is at the Civic Center. From there, you’ll have to walk or roll.

Every Solution participant will also receive:

  • A sweet Norte tube patching kit! Why not recycle your tube?!

Program requirements:

  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn awesome things


  • Online HERE or in person at the Clubhouse.

Need more details? Email, call 231-883-2404 or stop by the Clubhouse 9-5 PM weekdays.