WHAT WE DO

Recreate for Health

Bike Lab created the Recreate for Health program, which is a partnership with Bike Lab, Always Knocking, and Hooked on Fishing. Recreate for Health is focused on providing under-served youth with healthy, safe, and fun outdoor activities where they can be creative, centered, and inspired.

The Recreate for Health program includes these activities:

  • Bike rides

  • Nature hikes

  • Art classes

  • Public speaking/improv workshops

  • Mindfulness and yoga

  • Nutrition classes

  • Tours of fun local attractions

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Basic Bike Maintenance

Students learn common bicycle parts and components and basic maintenance in order to be a self-sufficient bicycle rider. This class will be for riders who want to know how to fix their own bike to assure reliable transportation, as well as provide do-it-yourself folks the means to save money in maintenance costs.

Students will learn:

  • Proper fit and pre-ride “ABCs”

  • How to repair a flat and swap out tubes and tires

  • How to adjust brakes (pads, cables, and levers)

  • How to install and swap out pedals

  • How to lube the bicycle

  • Headset concerns and maintenance

 

Class: 2 hours w/ a group of 10 or less

Bike Labs

Bike Mechanic

Students will learn more advanced bicycle maintenance and how to remove and install bike parts. This class builds on the Basic Bike Maintenance session and provides a foundation for becoming a bicycle mechanic.

Students will learn:

  • Bike stand set-up and use

  • Tool identification and essentials

  • Replace and run new cable and housing

  • How to remove and install a bottom bracket

  • Derailleur tuning and adjustment

  • Stem and handlebar installation and adjustment

  • How to remove and install a chain

 

Class: 2.5 hours w/ a group of 8 or less

 

*Prerequisite: Basic Bike Maintenance class

Ground Up Build

Students will be utilizing skills from the Basic Bike Maintenance and Bike Mechanic sessions to build a bike from the frame up. Students will need to prep parts and frame and learn how to build a complete bike and conduct quality checks during the process.

Students will learn:

  • Frame geometry and appropriate parts and components for specific frames

  • How to install and adjust bike parts from the stem, wheels, brakes, etc.

 

Class: 3 hours w/ a group of 6 or less

 

*Prerequisite: Basic Bike Maintenance and Bike Mechanic classes

Bike Rodeos

Bike Lab supports local communities through bike rodeos to teach children (and adults) important bike skills while having fun. We can set up a rodeo in a school blacktop, parking lot, park, or elsewhere with plenty of features for kids to hone their riding techniques.

Components:

  • Figure 8 course

  • Stop n' Go track

  • Bike Lab stand - tools and bike anatomy

  • Slow race

  • Chaos box

  • Wheelie corner

 

Contact Chris at Bike Lab if you're interested in hosting a bike rodeo:

                (916) 420-7444

Enjoy the freedom and empowerment of a machine powered by you. Explore road, gravel, or dirt via bike!

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