Classes

Teachin’ & Learnin’!

sbk2W Promotion of bicycle maintenance and safety is at the core of SBK’s mission. The SBK offers a broad spectrum of classes, seminars and workshops to facilitate a better understanding of the mechanical operation and maintenance of bicycles.  Classes, seminars, and workshops include:

  • Basic Maintenance classes
  • Target specific classes (i.e.  derailleur adjustment, bottom bracket and wheel hub servicing)
  • Frame and fork alignment
  • Wheel Building classes
  • Requested classes (i.e. Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub rebuilding)

All sessions are offered at our shop and are usually free of charge.  Sessions are posted below and on our Facebook page.  Some classes, like wheel building, are limited and slots are allocated on a first come basis.  Questions and concerns can be directed to the Education Coordinator.  For off-site classes, please contact our Outreach Coordinator.

Upcoming Class: Bicycle Sizing and Fitting

Does riding your bike give you knee pain? Or wrist pain? Or does riding just generally feel more difficult than it should be? Or perhaps you’re considering buying a new bike but don’t know what size to get?

If any of these situations describes you, or you just wanna make sure you’re bike is fitted to you as well as possible, come join SBK’s hands-on bike fitting clinic! The knowledge you gain will make your rides more comfortable, more efficient, and most importantly, more fun! We’ll cover topics including:

  • Picking a frame size

  • Adjusting your seat height and angle

  • Setting up handlebars for optimal comfort

If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but this class is also great for anyone considering buying a bike.

Class location and date:
Sac Bike Kitchen
Monday, 10/15/2018, 6pm-7:30pm

Cost to Attend:
FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how about optimal bike fit. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage you or your bicycle may incur during the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.

Interested?
Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

Upcoming Class: Fixing Flats and Routine Maintenance!

UPDATE: This class is now full; no more RSVPs are being accepted.

Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to fix flat tires and perform routine maintenance procedures to keep your bike’s parts in top shape! The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Fix a flat tire via tube replacement or patching, along with learning the tools you need to fix a flat on the road (and avoid getting stranded!).

  • Clean and lubricate your drivetrain to extend its life

  • Know which key areas to periodically check on your bicycle to catch potential problems before they leave you stranded.

No experience is necessary. If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.

Class location and date:
Sac Bike Kitchen
Monday, 9/17/2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Cost to Attend:
FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.
  • We have experience working with a variety of bicycles, but not all of them! If you surprise us with some exotic machine we’ve never seen before we’ll be happy to take a look at it and may even want to take some pictures, but we can’t guarantee we’ll know what’s best for it mechanically.

Interested?
Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

Drivetrain Adjustment and Maintenance Class!

Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to adjust your bike’s gear shifting system to improve shifting reliability and diagnose common problems like chain skipping. The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Learn key steps to adjust your rear and front derailleurs

  • Check how worn your chain is and whether it needs replacing

  • Diagnose common issues that relate to sluggish shifting, chain skipping, and rubbing noises coming from the drive train.

If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it because we want you to learn how to fix *your* bike, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.

Class location and date:

Sac Bike Kitchen
Monday, 6/18/2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Cost to attend:

FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.

  • We have experience working with a variety of bicycles, but not all of them! If you surprise us with some exotic machine we’ve never seen before we’ll be happy to take a look at it and may even want to take some pictures, but we can’t guarantee we’ll know what’s best for it mechanically.

Interested?

Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

CLASS FULL–Fixing Flats and Routine Maintenance Class!

Update: This class is now full! Future offerings will be posted when they are scheduled. In the meantime, all open shifts are basically bike maintenance open workshops so feel free to come in during any open shift- Tue-Thu 6pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-2pm- to work on your bike with guidance from our volunteer mechanics!

Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to fix flat tires and perform routine maintenance procedures to keep your bike’s parts in top shape! The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Fix a flat tire via tube replacement or patching, along with learning the tools you need to fix a flat on the road (and avoid getting stranded!).

  • Clean and lubricate your drivetrain to extend its life.

  • Know which key areas to periodically check on your bicycle to catch potential problems before they leave you stranded.

No experience is necessary. If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.

Class location and date:

Sac Bike Kitchen
Monday, 5/21/2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Cost to Attend:

FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.

  • We have experience working with a variety of bicycles, but not all of them! If you surprise us with some exotic machine we’ve never seen before we’ll be happy to take a look at it and may even want to take some pictures, but we can’t guarantee we’ll know what’s best for it mechanically.

Interested?

Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

Upcoming Class on 4/9/18: Working with Rim Brakes!

Join us for our hands-on brake maintenance class that will teach you how to perform common repairs and adjustments for rim brakes, including:

  • Installing brake cables

  • Adjusting brake pads and cable tension to help you stop safely and effectively

  • Diagnosing common annoyances with brakes like squeaking and rubbing

Preferred experience: Participants should be familiar with basic maintenance, like fixing a flat tire, using a wrench/screwdriver, etc.

Please bring your own bicycle if you have one. Cable brake systems vary from bike to bike and we’d like you to learn how to fix the brakes on *your* bike. If you do not have a bicycle, you may use one of our shop bikes.

Class location and date:

Sac Bike Kitchen

Monday, 4/9/2017, 6:30pm

Cost to Attend:

FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.

  • We have limited experience working with disc brakes and coaster brakes (the kind where you pedal backward to stop). We will be happy to take a look and apply what knowledge we have, but may not be able to answer all questions you may have about them.

Interested?

Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

Upcoming Class: Fixing Flats and Routine Maintenance!

Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to fix flat tires and perform routine maintenance procedures to keep your bike’s parts in top shape! The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Fix a flat tire via tube replacement or patching, along with learning the tools you need to fix a flat on the road (and avoid getting stranded!).

  • Clean and lubricate your drivetrain to extend its life

  • Know which key areas to periodically check on your bicycle to catch potential problems before they leave you stranded.

No experience is necessary. If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.

Class location and date:

Sac Bike Kitchen

Monday, 2/26/2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Cost to Attend:

FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.

  • We have experience working with a variety of bicycles, but not all of them! If you surprise us with some exotic machine we’ve never seen before we’ll be happy to take a look at it and may even want to take some pictures, but we can’t guarantee we’ll know what’s best for it mechanically.

Interested?

Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

Upcoming Class: Drive Train Maintenance!

Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to adjust your bike’s gear shifting system to improve shifting reliability and diagnose common problems like chain skipping. The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Learn key steps to adjust your rear and front derailleurs

  • Check how worn your chain is and whether it needs replacing

  • Diagnose common issues that relate to sluggish shifting, chain skipping, and rubbing noises coming from the drive train.

If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it because we want you to learn how to fix *your* bike, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.

Class Location and Date-

Sac Bike Kitchen
Monday, 1/22/2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Cost to Attend-

FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know-

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.

  • We have limited experience working with a variety of bicycles, but not all of them! If you surprise us with some exotic machine we’ve never seen before we’ll be happy to take a look at it and may even want to take some pictures, but we can’t guarantee we’ll know what’s best for it mechanically.

Interested?

Great! Please RSVP here.

Fixing Flats and Routine Maintenance Class!

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. Keep an eye on this page for future class announcements!

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Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to fix flat tires and perform routine maintenance procedures to keep your bike’s parts in top shape! The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Fix a flat tire via tube replacement or patching, along with learning the tools you need to fix a flat on the road (and avoid getting stranded!).

  • Clean and lubricate your drivetrain to extend its life

  • Know which key areas to periodically check on your bicycle to catch potential problems before they leave you stranded.

No experience is necessary. If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.

Class Location and Date:
Monday, 11/20/2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm
 
Cost to Attend:
FREE (excluding parts if applicable)
 
Other Things to Know:
  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.
  • We have limited experience working with a variety of bicycles, but not all of them! If you surprise us with some exotic machine we’ve never seen before we’ll be happy to take a look at it and may even want to take some pictures, but we can’t guarantee we’ll know what’s best for it mechanically.

Interested?
Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

Upcoming Class: Working with Rim Brakes!

Join us for our hands-on brake maintenance class that will teach you how to perform common repairs and adjustments for rim brakes, including:

  • Installing brake cables

  • Adjusting brake pads and cable tension to help you stop safely and effectively

  • Diagnosing common annoyances with brakes like squeaking and rubbing

No brake-specific experience is needed, though minimal experience using wrenches and pliers is helpful.

Please bring your own bicycle if you have one. Cable brake systems vary a little from bike to bike and we’d like you to learn how to fix the brakes on *your* bike. If you do not have a bicycle, you may use one of our shop bikes.

Class date and location: Sunday, October 8, 10am-12noon at Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen

Cost to Attend: FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.

  • We have limited experience working with disc brakes and coaster brakes (the kind where you pedal backward to stop). We will be happy to take a look and apply what knowledge we have, but may not be able to answer all questions you may have about them.

Interested?

Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

Fixing Flats and Adjusting Brakes!

Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to fix flat tires and adjust your brakes! The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Fix a flat tire via tube replacement or patching, along with learning the tools you need to fix a flat on the road (and avoid getting stranded!).
  • Adjust your brakes to increase stopping power, lengthen brake pad life, and diagnose common brake annoyances like rubbing and squeaking.
    No experience is necessary. If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.

Class location and date:
Sac Bike Kitchen
Sunday, 8/27/2017, 10am-12noon

Cost to Attend:
FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of the class is to *teach* you how to fix a flat tire and adjust brakes. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage incurred to your bicycle during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.
  • We have limited experience working with disc brakes. We will be happy to take a look and apply what knowledge we have, but may not be able to answer all questions you may have about them.

Interested?
Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org