The fee for a class is a sliding scale: $30-50 for Bike Kitchen members or $80-100 for non-members. Enrolling in the class as a non-member also buys you a year-long membership at the Bike Kitchen. Class size is limited. If you do not currently have a membership you MUST select a ticket price that has “Non-Member” in the description for your first class, but you may purchase them at the membership price for all future classes.
Refund Policy: due to limited resources, no refunds or re-scheduling can be offered. If you are unable to attend a paid class, your new membership is still valid and you are welcome to visit us during regular shop hours and speak to our staff mechanics.
Classes cover installing and removing tubes and tires (i.e. fixing a flat), installing brake and shift cables, adjusting brakes and gears, chain maintenance, replacing spokes and truing wheels.
We offer classes that cover the installation, overhaul, adjustment and maintenance of the bicycle’s bearing systems (headsets, bottom brackets and hubs), freewheels and cassettes.
Please contact our education coordinator if you’re interested in one-on-one classes with a wheelbuilder.
You will need to bring your own rim, hub, spokes and spoke nipples. We strongly discourage the use of used spokes or rim for this class, but a used hub is okay. Your favorite shop can help determine the correct spoke length, or you can search online for “spoke calculator.”