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Live in Austin, TX? Join Austin Resource Recovery for our Fix-It at Home! series! This one focuses on the basics of bike repair!


About this Event

Austin Resource Recovery presents Fix-It at Home!, an interactive, online workshop series aimed at teaching Austinites repair and maintenance skills from home. Classes range from learning sewing basics and ‘patching’ up clothes, to fixing recreational equipment and household appliances. You’ll meet and learn from a local expert who will instruct you and other Austinites during the class.

Want to dust off the old bike in the garage? Is a minor malfunction keeping you sidelined from the trail? If this sounds like you, mark your calendar. Don’t miss out on the fun of biking because of easily fixable items. This workshop will give you the confidence to overcome minor hurdles and get back on the saddle. Plus, you’ll learn some basic bike terms in French.

Class size is limited. If you are unable to attend, please remove your registration. Class participants that live in the Austin-area will be given priority.

Materials Needed 

  • Small flat head screwdriver
  • Philips screwdrivers
  • 1 set of tire levers (optional)
  • Clean rag
  • Bike tire pump
  • Optional set of Allen wrenches (English or metric)

Class Content

  • How a bike works
  • Identifying improper alignment
  • Adjusting gears
  • Tightening brakes
  • Repairing flat tires (if time allows)

Safety Guidelines

This class is recommended for ages 10 and up, but anyone is welcome. Parental supervision suggested for those under 15.

Meet the Instructor

Christopher Summers is a jack of all trades with experience in various types of construction and building maintenance, as well as computer engineering and event production. By day, he does project management. He has been cycling for over 30 years.

Technology

This workshop will be hosted on an online platform called WebEx. This may require downloading an application on your computer or phone. The ability to share your camera is encouraged, though is not required to participate. A link will be provided before the workshop.

Virtual Event
United States

Man and child repair a bicycle
Circular Economy Program