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*FREE Bike Maintenance Basics Workshop

Event Details

*FREE Bike Maintenance Basics Workshop

Time: October 20, 2013 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Roundhouse Community Centre - Exhibition Hall
Street: 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
City/Town: Vancouver
Phone: Register here or at
Event Neighbourhood and Type: yaletown, downtown, workshop, bicycles, bike maintenance, lighter footprint, energy reduction, sustenance festival
Organized By: Village Vancouver (Ross Moster and Joy Jolie) and Sustenance Festival
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2013

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Event Description

Making 86% of trips by walking, cycling and transit has been identified as number one among the 'Top 5' biggest potential Ecological Footprint-reducing contributions being used by the Greenest City Lighter Footprint "Feet to the Fire" Committee as a baseline.

This workshop offered by Village Vancouver and sponsored by Bikes for All ( is designed to take a non-mechanical look at basic bicycle maintenance and help anyone become more confident at many essential tasks around keeping your bicycle safe and operational in many driving and weather conditions.

We will demonstrate:

· Bicycle types – Mountain vs Speed cycling – advantages and disadvantages for riding and maintenance

· Fixing a tire properly – front and back

· Checking and adjusting brakes

· Adding accessories

o Lights - front / rear

o Baskets - front / rear

o Bell

o Child seat

o Reflectors

o Bike stand

· Fixing a slipped chain

· Lubricating and cleaning bicycle parts

· Protecting the bicycle from damage, wear and tear


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