TURN ON, TUNE UP! MT VICTORIA
Want to learn bike repair skills in a family-friendly space?
Want to keep your bike running through the winter months?
Enjoy hands-on learning in a relaxed environment?
WACC is running an all-comers, one day bike repair workshop in Tangi-te-keo/Mount Victoria on May 19th.
You can sign up for either session or both.
Session One (beginners) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
- Bike anatomy (naming parts, knowing their function)
- Tyres, pressure, and punctures
- Chain maintenance
- Adjusting your bike to fit your body
- Taking a bike apart for transport
Session Two (intermediate) 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
- Diagnosing problems
- Replacing brake cables and simple brake adjustments
- Replacing gear cables and tuning gears
*Will be adapted to skill level and interests of the group.
DATE Saturday May 19th
TIME Session one (beginners) 10:00am - 12:30pm,
Session two (intermediate) 1:30pm - 4:00pm
LOCATION Clyde Quay School, 27 Elizabeth St, Mount Victoria, Wellington
COST* Single session Full day
Adult $70 $120
Student/unwaged $50 $90
Children (under 18) $20 $35
*WACC is committed to making our workshops accessible. If cost is a barrier, please get in touch. If you are a waged adult who would like to support our efforts to level the playing field, we suggest adding a koha of $20 to your course fees.
WINTER SERIES 1: DUDE-FREE BLOCK COURSE
Mystified by the inner workings of your bicycle?
Enjoy learning by doing in a relaxed environment?
Keen to learn bike repair skills in a safe, dude-free* space
WACC is running a comprehensive 6-week bike repair course by and for women and gender minorities.
We'll take you through learning bike lingo and anatomy, what you need to do to maintain your bike in tip-top condition, and how to fix things when they do go wrong. We'll also find some time to talk about feeling confident and safe cycling through the city, setting up your bike to meet your needs, and building a cycling community.
Each 2 hour class will include a hands-on lesson and workshop time to practice skills and do repairs. Bike stands, tools and some parts will be provided. This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as people with a little prior experience.
What people said about previous dude-free workshops:
"Awesome course : ) My bike is much more functional and I am inspired to share my new knowledge. The space was friendly and welcoming."
"Super knowledgeable, accessible, empowering, fun! I feel more at one with my bike!"
*WACC Dude-free workshops welcomes cis and trans-women and all gender minorities.
DATE/TIME 7-9pm Tuesdays; June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3
10am-12pm Saturday July 7
LOCATION Spectrum Care Maranga
Level 1, 55 Abel Smith Street
COST* Waged + koha* $200
*WACC is committed to making our workshops accessible. We offer two free places on every course so if cost is a barrier, please get in touch. If you are a waged adult who would like to support our efforts to level the playing field, we suggest adding a koha of $20 to your course fees.
Wk 1 Orientation & Maintenance
Wk 2 Diagnosis & Chains
Wk 3 Brakes
Wk 4 Gears
Wk 5 Urban cycle safety & extensions
Wk 6 Rebicycle Bike Fix-Up
You can request a 2018 workshop in your area here.