Basic Bike Maintenance and Ride Safety Course (Series)

  • 01/11/2017
  • 6:30 PM
  • 02/01/2017
  • 8:30 PM
  • Franklinton Cycle Works, 897 W. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43222
  • 12


  • Registration for this series may be made directly through Franklinton Cycle Works at

    Note the cost of this event is $80 for non-COP members and $68 for COP members, payable directly to Franklinton Cycle Works.
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is partnering with Franklinton Cycle Works (the west side bicycle cooperative) to offer a series of basic bike maintenance classes over a four-week period.  Class sessions are limited to 12 participants and registration is for all four course dates.

This series is appropriate for both the aspiring mechanic looking for a place to start or experienced riders who just want to be self-sufficient in basic maintenance.

The maintenance portion of the series (four Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, totaling 8 hours of classroom time) will provide participants with a general understanding of bike anatomy/functionality and how to perform common bike repairs.  Each session will focus on a different area, as follows:

January 11 – Basic Bike Anatomy and Flat Repair
January 18
– Wheel Truing and Hub maintenance

January 25
– Derailleur Adjustment and Drive Train Maintenance

February 1
– Brake Adjustment/ Running new cables

The shop  classes are a mixture of lecture, lab and study. The class instructor will provide context for the repairs and give demonstrations on proper technique, and then lead labs in which students practice these skills on their own bikes (or a shop bike if preferred). Students will be offered the opportunity to practice further on Tuesday evenings, or Saturday afternoons, although it’s not required.

The cost for the entire course series is $80 for non-COP members and $68 for COP members (a 15% discount), however a no-cost option is also available for individuals who are willing to volunteer for 12 hours at the FCW open shop (volunteer hours may be completed in 2-4 hour segments on Tuesday evenings and/or Saturday afternoons).

Please contact Justin Curtis, COP Cycling Co-Chair, at or Jonathan Youngman, FCW Executive Director, at if you are interested in the volunteer opportunity (arrangements will be made to schedule your volunteer hours and a code for registration will be provided) or with any questions regarding the course or registration.

Registration for this series may be made directly through Franklinton Cycle Works at

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