Events

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The Generator in Burlington, VT

    FREE WORKSHOP: Brakes

    Hosted by Old Spokes Home

    This is the class to take if you want to get rid of that annoying rubbing sound. Or perhaps you've noticed your brakes weaken over time and you want to adjust them or replace your pads yourself, but you're not quite sure where to start.

    We'll overview various braking systems and their parts while explaining the basic principals that govern them all. 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-brakes/e162984

  • Friday, May 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM through May 05, 2018
    Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT

    2018 VT Bike/Walk Summit

    www.vtwalkbikesummit.com for more info.

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