The Solution: bike mechanics class 201 for 4th & 5th graders

The Solution: bike mechanics class 201 for 4th & 5th graders


Dec 31 @ 10:00 am
The Solution: bike mechanics class 201 for 4th & 5th graders

Bike Mechanic Classes for Students

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 upper elementary, middle school and high school students:

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

  • 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

2019-2020 Student Class Schedule:

Tuesday, 11/5 (TCAPS closed, Teacher Work Day)

  • 10-11:30 am.  101 for 4/5th graders
  • 3-4:30 pm. 101 for middle schoolers

Holiday Break Classes:

Morning classes: 10-11:30 am

Afternoon classes: 3-4:30 pm

Friday, 12/27

  • Morning class: 101 for 4/5th graders
  • Afternoon class: 101 for middle schoolers

Monday, 12/30

  • Morning class: 102 for 4/5th graders
  • Afternoon class: 102 for middle schoolers

Tuesday, 12/31

  • Morning class: 201 for 4/5th graders
  • Afternoon class: 201 for middle schoolers

Thursday, 1/2/20

  • Morning class: 202 for 4/5th graders
  • Afternoon class: 202 for middle schoolers

Friday, 1/3/20

  • Morning class: 301 for 4/5th graders
  • Afternoon class: 301 for middle schoolers

Friday, 1/17

  • 3-4:30: 101/102 for high schoolers

Monday, 1/20

  • 10-11:30: 201 for high schoolers

Monday, 2/17

  • 10-11:30: 202 for high schoolers

Spring Break Classes 3/27 to 4/3:

Morning classes: 10-11:30 am

Afternoon classes: 3-4:30 pm

  • Friday 3/27
    • Morning class: 301 for high school
    • Afternoon class: 101 for middle schoolers
  • Monday
    • Morning class: 302 for high schoolers
    • Afternoon class: 102 for middle schoolers
  • Tuesday
    • Morning class: 303 for high schoolers
    • Afternoon class: 201 for middle schoolers
  • Wednesday
    • Morning class: 101 for 4/5th graders
    • Afternoon class: 202 for middle schoolers
  • Thursday
    • Morning class: 102 for 4/5th graders
    • Afternoon class: 301 for middle schoolers
  • Friday
    • Morning class: 201 for 4/5th graders
    • Afternoon class: 302 for middle schoolers

April Classes:

After school 4-5:30 pm (unless otherwise noted) at the Wheelhouse

  • Friday, April 10, 3-4:30: 201 for 4th/5th graders

Where:

  • Norte Wheelhouse

Cost:

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 fix and recycle your tube?!

Program requirements:

  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn awesome things

Online registration:

Or in person at the Clubhouse.

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