Events for everyday bicyclists!

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    FREE WORKSHOP: Bike brake repair

    Brakes rubbing? Need new pads? Not sure what's going on with your bike's brakes? Join Old Spokes Home for a FREE workshop on how to maintain your brakes. Be bike independent!

    REGISTER HERE

  • Monday, January 29, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    FREE WORKSHOP: Shifting maintenance & adjustments

    Shifting is a pretty important part of most bikes, right? This is the workshop for you if you want to learn how to keep your bike shifting between gears smoothly. Free!

    REGISTER HERE

  • Monday, February 05, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Old Spokes Home (Retail Shop) in Burlington, VT

    FREE WORKSHOP: Winter Commuting

    This FREE workshop covers all participants need to know to enter the wild and exciting world of riding through the winter. Join Old Spokes Home to cover safety concerns including:

    • Being seen at night
    • Riding techniques
    • Bike maintenance
    • Winter riding gear
    • Incorporating buses and cars as part of your riding strategy.
    • We will also consider the psychological aspects of riding in cold weather and how to push ourselves just a little bit.

    REGISTER HERE

  • Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The Generator in Burlington, VT

    FREE WORKSHOP: Make a DIY Bucket Pannier

    Hosted by Old Spokes Home

    Do you want to carry stuff by bike?

    We'll help you install a brand new bike rack and create bucket panniers made from recycled kitty litter buckets. These panniers are a fun, affordable, and effective way to carry things by bike. They are durable, waterproof, and designed to be taken on and off your bike rack with ease. We will provide all necessary materials and tools.

    Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get a little dirty.

    FREE PIZZA is provided.

    And, if 10 people show up, a lucky winner goes home with a $50 gift card to the shop (so please show up!).

    This workshop, pizza, and the gift card giveaway are made possible with support from our friends at Local Motion.

    We appreciate you marking "Interested" or "Attending" via the Facebook event, but you must reserve your spot here to attend.

    Note that this workshop is at Generator Makerspace off Pine St., not at Old Spokes Home or Old Spokes Home Community Workshop.

    REGISTER HERE: donate.oldspokeshome.com/burlington/events/free-workshop-make-diy-bucket-pannier/e162996

  • Monday, February 12, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Old Spokes Home (Retail Shop) in Burlington, VT

    FREE WORKSHOP: Basic Maintenance & DIY Flat Fix

    Be more independent with bike repair skills! Join Old Spokes Home to learn how fix a flat and other basic bike maintenance. Free!

    REGISTER HERE

  • Monday, February 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Old Spokes Home (Retail Shop) in Burlington, VT

    FREE WORKSHOP: Bike brake repair

    Brakes rubbing? Need new pads? Not sure what's going on with your bike's brakes? Join Old Spokes Home for a FREE workshop on how to maintain your brakes. Be bike independent!

    REGISTER HERE

  • Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The Generator in Burlington, VT

    FREE WORKSHOP: Basic Maintenance & DIY Flat Fix

    Hosted by Old Spokes Home

    The goal of this workshop is to demystify the bicycle. Participants will learn basic bike anatomy and vocabulary, how to care for your bike, how to diagnose common issues, and how to fix a flat tire. We’ll recommend tools for maintenance and on-the-road fixes. Of course, feel free to ride your bike to the class, but we will not be working directly on participants' bikes.

    The workshop is two hours long. Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get a little dirty.

    Participants will go home with a bottle of chain lube, a pair of tire levers and a patch kit.

    Also, pizza is provided!

    And, if 10 or more people show up, a lucky winner gets a $50 gift card for the shop (so please show up!).

    This workshop, the materials provided, and the gift card giveaway are made possible with support from our friends at Local Motion.

    We appreciate you marking "Interested" or "Attending" via the Facebook event, but you must reserve your spot here to attend.

    Note that this workshop is at Generator Makerspace off Pine St., not at Old Spokes Home or Old Spokes Home Community Workshop.

    REGISTER HERE: donate.oldspokeshome.com/burlington/events/free-workshop-basic-maintenance-diy-flat-fix/e162994

  • Monday, March 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Maintenance Mondays at Old Spokes Home

    Drop-in maintenance Mondays - Keep your bike working through the sloppy weather with regular maintenance at Old Spokes Home's Community Workshop. 
     
    Our friendly staff mechanic will be armed with lubricant, cleaner, grease, and air in our warm, dry workshop - making it easier for you to keep your bike in great shape. Bring all of your questions, concerns, and stories about winter riding. 
     
    Note: Maintenance Mondays are not for repairs -- for help performing repairs to your bike, consider Guided Repair.
    More info here: donate.oldspokeshome.com/burlington/events/maintenance-mondays-march/e162698
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The Generator in Burlington, VT

    FREE WORKSHOP: Shifting

    Hosted by Old Spokes Home

    We love gears.

    Arguably the most mysterious aspect of a bicycle's mechanics, shifting is often a source of stress for many people who ride bikes.

    We'll introduce you to different shifting systems commonly found on bikes. We'll explain how they work and how to make basic adjustments. Of course, feel free to ride your bike to the class, but we will not be working directly on participants' bikes.

    FREE PIZZA.

    If 10 or more people show up, one lucky attendee will go home with a $50 Old Spokes Home gift card. 

    We appreciate you marking "Interested" or "Attending" via the Facebook event, but you must reserve your spot here to attend.

    This workshop and pizza are made possible with support from our friends at Local Motion.

    Note that this workshop is at Generator Makerspace off Pine St., not at Old Spokes Home or Old Spokes Home Community Workshop.

    REGISTER HERE: donate.oldspokeshome.com/burlington/events/free-workshop-shifting/e162989

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Milton: Everyday Bicycling Workshop

    In just one short hour, participants in our Basic Everyday Bicycling workshop learn:

    • What gear you need (and don't need) to stay safe and comfortable
    • How to make sure your bike is in good shape for commuting
    • How to map out a route that fits with your available time and comfort level
    • How to "read" the street and ride safely under a range of conditions

    Cost is $5/person--includes lunch and a combo (front & rear) bike light set!

    Register at the Milton Parks & Rec website: www.miltonvt.org/recreation

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