Basics of Bike Repair
Operated by: TerraMar Adventures
Event Leader: Christian
Neighborhood Bike Works
3916 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hello all. We’re excited to announce this new event for the members of our group who are bicyclists. Whether you are a casual rider, or a hardcore cyclist one thing remains consistent. Repairs are a needed skill for all of us. A faulty bike can cause frustration, injury and be dangerous to both yourself and others on the road.
The Mission of Neighborhood Bike Works is to increase opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in greater Philadelphia by offering educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities through bicycling; it also promotes cycling as a healthy, affordable, environment-friendly form of transportation.
Bicycles can be used, by youths and adults alike, to cross boundaries — literally and figuratively. Cycling can enable exploration beyond one's immediate neighborhood. Cycling also cuts across social classes, both recreational and utilitarian cycling enable people to meet others with like interests that otherwise would not be realized.
This class is a basics of bike repair class. This particular class deals with how to
change a tire properly and quickly, as well as how to self-adjust and maintain
your brakes. We plan on holding other classes throughout the winter to address adjusting your derailleur, chaining a bikes chain, and even basics of swapping our bearing in your bike. We figured since a lot of us are now riding less why not take this opportunity to learn how to properly maintain your bike in order to lengthen its life, as well as take an opportunity to give back to our community around the holiday season.
Lastly, Neighborhood Bike Works is also always looking for spare bikes to be donated. So if you have an old bike that is taking up space, feel free to bring it along and help a underprivileged child or adult gain freedom and experience by fixing it up, and taking it home.
Afterward we will be visiting one of University City’s many brew pubs to discuss the class, have a drink, and mingle for a bit. Can’t join us? Feel free to visit
neighborhood bike works website for additional information on their mission,
classes and how to donate at http://neighborhoodbikeworks.org/
Class space is limited to 10 people, so please sign up on our website Terramar adventures asap. You can register here! It’s a indoor space so dress comfortably, and in clothes you feel comfortable getting a bit dirty. Oh, and bring your bike :)
Lastly, we are donating all funds back to neighborhood bike works (less expenses). We’re very excited to partner with such a giving organization, and we hope you can join us for what’s sure to be a educational and fun event.