Learn the Essentials in Bicycle Maintenance Class

Published: March 1st, 2019

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Bike Program Intern Fixing Flat Tire.

Intro to Commuter Bicycle Maintenance

In partnership with The Freewheel Project, Gainesville’s non-profit bicycle co-op, Intro to Commuter Bicycle Maintenance will introduce bicycle basics from proper bike fitting to on-road maintenance skills to give riders confidence to hit the road and commute to campus. Classes will be held at the Freewheel Project on Wednesday, March 13 & 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This course is sponsored by the UF Office of Sustainability and offered to UF students, faculty and staff at no cost. It is valued at $50 and participants will receive a free bicycle helmet and flat repair kit at the end of the course.

Participants will learn the following skills:

  • How to change a flat tire
  • Brake adjustment
  • Gear adjustment
  • How to customize your bike fit
  • How to properly fit a helmet
  • How to perform a bicycle safety check
  • Bicycle shifting strategy & technique

UF students, faculty and staff may sign-up using the form located here.**

**Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are required to commit to attending both class sessions in order to be admitted: March 13 & 20, 6-8 PM at the Freewheel Project (618 S Main St, Suite A, GNV FL 32601).


Presented as part of UF Bike Month.

See the full calendar of events for UF Bike Month here.

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