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It’s Here…Spring Class Sign-ups!!!

Hurray! We’re finally nearing completion of our new workshop.

IMG_0748 This week, we ran a practice class to try out our new space. New lights are coming this week! But we still have more work to do. We will host two more weeks of Shop Work Nights.

Join us:

Sunday afternoons, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Monday evenings, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Help us make this the last picture of cell phone flashlights as lighting for wrenching on bikes!

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Ready to sign up for our Spring classes?!

Our big, new offering this Spring will be the Bicycle Overhaul for the Home Mechanic class. This will be a six-session course that will offer an extensive and fun bicycle repair and maintenance class designed for the home mechanic. Learn about your machine, system by system, as well as adjust, overhaul and replace worn parts. After completing this course, you will have fully overhauled your own bicycle.

Professional Bicycle Mechanic David Evans will teach you how to repair and prevent issues yourself.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Mechanical Skills
  • Tires &Tubes
  • Rear Sprockets
  • Hubs
  • Wheel Truing
  • Cranksets/Pedals
  • Chains/Derailleur systems
  • Internal Gear Systems
  • Caliper Rim & Disc Brake Systems
  • Frame, Headset & Fork
  • Handlebars, Stems, Saddles & Seatposts
  • On-ride repairs

Don’t have six-weeks to devote to our Overhaul Class?

No problem. The Bicycle Overhaul Class topics will also be used in our monthly I Can Fix That classes, held the first and second Monday of every month. For the month of April, we will begin with Derailleur Systems. In this month’s class, you will understand the front and rear derailer functions, including installing and adjustment, with Instructor David Evans. You will also learn how to name and identify parts of the shifting system. You can sign up for the First Monday Women and Female-Identifying class or the 2nd Monday Open to All class.

Do I have to be a member to take classes?

No! You do not have to be a member to take classes, at Revolutions. But, you’ll save money if you are!! Members get a 20% discount on all classes. We also have two free classes included in our yearly membership. They are Fix a Flat and Basic Bike Assessment. We’ll alternate these topics on the 3rd Monday of every month. And you can take them as many times as you want. Did you take last May’s Fix a Flat class and now feel a bit rusty on what to do? You can retake this class, for free, with your yearly membership!

What else is coming up, this Spring?

The Dinner and Bikes Traveling Roadshow!

Serve yourself from chef and cookbook author Joshua Ploeg’s gourmet vegan and gluten-free buffet spread. While eating, author and filmmaker Joe Biel plays a series of his short films about bicycle activism and culture—his newest shorts focus on the family bicycling movement. Then author Elly Blue takes the stage and gives a presentation about Bikenomics, showing the audience how to make a compelling economic case for bicycling, equity, and transportation activism. At the end there is a chance for questions, discussion, and browsing the Microcosm Publishing pop-up book and t-shirt store.

You can buy tickets, now!

And in preparation for Dinner and Bikes

The April 19th Women’s Bike Chat will be a book discussion of Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy by Elly Blue. You can pick up a copy at Revolutions or the Global Goods store, also at 1st Congo. Or buy a copy from us, online and we’ll send it to you.
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