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Bicycle Maintenance School

Comprehensive 8-week course teaches you how to diagnose, prevent, and fix/tune-up a majority of the basic issues you might
have with your bicycle. 

SESSION #1,2 & 3 ARE FULL | FALL 2024 REGISTRATION TBA

Overview

  • 8-week course costs only $199 | One class per week for 8 weeks
  • Expert instruction from Trek and Shimano certified mechanic Josh Gerard
  • 6 p - 7:30 p class every Wednesday for 8 weeks
  • Small class size
  • 10% discounts on tools, parts and accessories during the class
  • All classes held at 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor - 33 Sherman Avenue W, Fort Atkinson WI

What To Bring

  • A quality brand bicycle
    • Bikes found on the curb, off brand big box store bikes, etc. aren't the best candidates for this class. The scope of work required for these type of bikes can be greater than the time available each night. 
  • A disc brake equipped bicycle is recommended but not required. Disc brake service is a big part of the curriculum.
  • Tools listed below (see section at bottom of page) are recommended but not required. Use discount code MAINT2223 at checkout for a 10% discount.
  • Something to take notes on.
  • Snacks and hydration so you stay alert and energized!

Curriculum 

SESSION #1 - CLASS FULLSESSION #2 - CLASS FULL
SESSION #3 - CLASS FULL
FOCUS AREAS
11/1/23 (Wed)
1/10/24 (Wed)3/13/24 (Wed)Beginner's Class - Systems check & roadside maintenance
11/8/23 (Wed)
1/17/24 (Wed)3/20/24 (Wed)Drivetrain cleaning and inspection

11/15/23 (Wed)
1/24/24 (Wed)3/27/24 (Wed)Drivetrain diagnosis and adjustments
11/22/23 (Wed)
1/31/24 (Wed)4/3/24 (Wed)Open shop #1
11/29/23 (Wed)
2/7/24 (Wed)4/10/24 (Wed)Disc brake pad installation and adjustment
12/6/23 (Wed)
2/21/24 (Wed)4/17/24 (Wed)Headset, stem and handlebar adjustments
12/13/23 (Wed)2/28/24 (Wed)4/24/24 (Wed)Wheel day
12/20/23 or TBD
Instructor will clarify
3/6/24 (Wed)5/1/24 (Wed)Open shop #2

Recommended Tools

Park Tool Chain Checker
$24.95
To prevent poor shifting and uneven drivetrain wear, most manufacturers rec...
Park Tool Shop Scissors
$13.95
Park Tool's Shop Scissors are shop quality with sturdy, stainless steel bla...
Park Tool AWS-3 3-Way Hex Wrench - 2mm/2.5mm/3mm
$12.99
Park Tool introduced the bicycle world to the 3-way hex wrench set over 30 ...
Park Tool Tire Lever Set (Set of 2)
$4.95
• Updated with a new material and new design • Features a wide flat tip fo...
Park Tool Professional Cable And Housing Cutter
$43.95
Park’s Professional Cable And Housing Cutter is specifically for use on der...
Park Tool Cassette Lockring Tool with 5mm Guide Pin
$10.95
Heat treated alloy tool steel, one inch base fits wrench or bench vise. Thi...
Park Tool AWS-1 3-Way Hex Wrench - 4mm/5mm/6mm
$14.95
Park Tool introduced the bicycle world to the 3-way hex wrench set over 30 ...