We Are All Mechanics (WAAM) began in 2003 as the joint vision of Ali Dwyer and India Viola. We set out to share our love of bicycles and technical knowledge with other women in our community.
Our Basic Bicycle Maintenance Course consists of four ninety-minute class sessions and covers basic routine maintenance. Topics range from how to fix a flat tire, to brake and derailleur cable adjustments, chain cleaning, and quick-release front and rear wheel removal. The classes take place within the repair area of a bicycle shop, and provide an insider’s look at the mechanic’s work area. Our classes are kept small, with a low student-to-teacher ratio and emphasize a hands-on approach to learning. Students get a chance to ask questions about their bicycles in a relaxed and fun learning environment.
After completing our classes, students report feeling greater independence when riding their bicycles as well as a sense of empowerment when approaching bicycle repairs at home or in the shop.
Basic Bicycle Maintenance Course
Registration is open.
Class 1 Wed June 5 7:30-9pm
Class 2 Wed June 12 7:30-9pm
Class 3 Wed June 19 7:30-9pm
Class 4 Wed June 26 7*-9:30pm**
*7-7:25pm optional bike fit discussion
**9-9:30pm optional social hour at Cafe Zoma
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Hourly Instruction – Special Topics
Special topics are taught one-on-one or to a small group on an hourly basis.
Contact us for more details.