This hands-on course will take you through the process of doing a bike “tune-up” — You won’t use your own bike in this course, but it will prepare you to work on your own bike in the shop with minimal help.
How much: $100
How many classes: 4
When: First 4 saturdays of every month from 9am-11am
Maximum students per class: 6
Shop credits earned: 40
Volunteering credits can also be used to pay for classes, but you must have 60 credits before the course begins to guarantee a spot.
You will “adopt” one of OCBC’s donated used bikes — either for the co-op’s use in one of our programs, or to purchase (and/or earn with volunteer credits) for yourself. We don’t allow bikes that didn’t come from our stock in this class to be sure all bikes are in a condition that will be consistent with the curriculum. Class bikes will be stored at the co-op during the course, so they can also be worked on during our open times — including immediately after class — in case that day’s work isn’t finished in class. Volunteering after each class is also strongly encouraged, to practice what you have learned each week.
You will learn how to do the following on a bike that’s in reasonable working order and not needing replacement parts other than tubes and tires:
- Assess the condition of a bike
- Perform a safety check
Folks can work on their as-is “project bike”, purchased from OCBC through this class. If you choose to tune-up an as-is bike for yourself, you will need to make a separate visit prior to the class to pick out an appropriate bike. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 216-830-2667 to schedule an appointment to pick out the bike.
To guarantee your space, your registration must be paid, or covered with volunteer credits. If there are fewer than four students registered by Thursday before the first class, the series may be cancelled. If the class has reached its capacity of six students, you can still be put on a waiting list. Just email us.
Reserving your space in class: In order to reserve your space in class, you must pay for this series at least 7 days before class. If you have not paid online, in person, or via check by mail, we cannot guarantee you a space.
Policy on missing a class: Registering for the class series includes attendance at 4 classes throughout the month. Since each class builds upon the last class, you may not skip classes and make them up later. However, we are aware that unforeseeable events do occur. For emergency purposes ONLY, participants may make a special shop use appointment to re-take the missed class on the Thursday immediately following the class at 6:00pm, subject to availability. This re-take class will cost $30.00, since staff time during our open hours is valuable. If this is ever the case, get in touch with us as soon as possible to make an appointment for the re-take class.
Cancellation policy: For a full refund, you may cancel your registration for a class series by calling or emailing us 10 days in advance of the first day of class (two Wednesdays before the class). This gives us time to advertise the vacancy and fill the spot. We’re sorry, but if you cancel within the 9 days before class, we cannot refund you. Filling the class is important to us, so please be mindful when registering.