Bike Clinic: Basic Maintenance
Join Matty of The Bike Shop for a workshop in Firefly’s ongoing interactive series empowering you to maintain and repair your own bicycle. We believe that all people should have access to working bikes as a means of transportation. Whether you are looking for improved mobility, reducing your carbon footprint, or being more active, we are happy to be a part of your journey
Basic Bike Maintenance Class Details
This workshop will take place on Sunday, August 15 from 2pm to 5 pm, located at 90 Biltmore Ave behind and beneath the French Broad Food Co-op in downtown Asheville. This workshop will cover flat repair, proper lubrication, full pre-ride safety check, including brakes, derailleurs, torque specs and proper bicycle sizing.
The first part of each class will consist of hands-on lessons and demonstrations by Matty. The second part is for each student to take the time to work on their own bikes, applying what you’ve just learned with the help of Matty’s presence and guidance. Any remaining time will be open to Q&A and bike musings.
We have space for 10 folks to have their bikes in a stand and get their hands dirty, and room for others who want to watch, whether you didn’t bring a bike or are waiting for a spot on a workbench.
Sliding Scale Pricing: $65-$20
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Sponsor Price $65: For those who have enough to share, this is an opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the class for someone else.
Standard Price $35: Reflects what it costs to cover basic expenses.
Equity Discount $20: Offered to those who are owed amends for generations of physical, cultural, spiritual and institutional harm. If you are from a racialized community, feel that you are owed reparations, and could use this discount, this price tier is for you.
No one will be turned away from our Bike Clinic Series for lack of funds, so please contact us if money is an obstacle.
Bike Clinic Series
Each workshop focuses on a different part of bicycle maintenance and repair. Next up in our Bike Clinic series:
Brake Overhaul – Sunday, September 19, 2 – 5 pm: Workshop will cover how to make your bike stop, including different brake assemblies and how to set them up and maintain them.
Shifting Overhaul – October 17, 2 – 5 pm: Workshop will cover shifting assemblies and how to set them up and maintain them because, well, we live in the mountains!