Thursday, July 23, 2009

Community Bikes: Women's Bike Mechanic Class

This news comes from Sherry Adams at Community Bikes:

Sunday, July 26th, 6:00-7:30pm

This will be a women-only time at Community Bikes. Sherry will introduce the basic concepts of bike maintenance: checking to see if your tires have enough air, lubricating your chain, how to fix a flat tire, what you might want in your tool kit. You are welcome to bring your bike, but you do not have to. This is a hands-on class, please come prepared to get dirty. Sherry will begin by demonstrating and introducing the topics and then she will have some flat tires you can practice on.

Price: sliding scale $0-10. Sherry is volunteering to teach this class as a service to the community. If you are able, please consider making a contribution to Community Bikes.

If you are a woman who knows how to fix a flat and lube a chain and would like to help, please contact Sherry. She would love to have people who can help individual students during the hands-on portion of the class. If there is sufficient interest, she may teach more advanced women-only mechanic classes in the future.

To sign up for the class, please contact Sherry directly at Sherry_N_Adams (at) (preferred) or 707-294-7442.

Community Bikes is located at 4009 Sebastopol Rd in Santa Rosa, very close to the Joe Rodota bike path. It is a volunteer-run bike shop where people can learn how to fix bikes, donate unwanted bikes and bike parts, and purchase refurbished bikes. They are open on Sundays from 1-5 and Thursdays from 5-9. Phone: 707-579-5811.

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