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Build-A-Bike Class $50-$220*

Build-A-Bike Class

Ever wonder what makes a bike roll, turn, and stop? Over 5 sessions, learn how to properly disassemble, clean and completely rebuild a bicycle. In pairs, students take apart and rebuild a BICAS project bicycle. Learn to rebuild bearing systems, replace cables and housing for brakes and shifters, install chains and properly adjust derailleurs.

This is a beginner-intermediate class. Recommended age for the class is 16 and up. For younger students, check out our Youth Earn-a-Bike.

*Students can pay 50% of the registration fee with Work Trade credit. Work Trade is earned at BICAS during normal open hours. Register in-person at the front desk. Upon completion of this fun course, each student receives a $60 BICAS credit to spend on shop time to fix up their own bicycle.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to BICAS
  2. Fix a Flat, tubes and tires
  3. Hubs
  4. Headsets
  5. Bottom Brackets
  6. Basic wheel truing
  7. Brakes
  8. Drive-train and shifting
  9. Test ride!

Get ready for that great Tucson riding weather! Whether you rely on your bike to get you to school and work, or just love riding the Loop trail in the cool mornings, this class will teach you the skills for overhauling a bicycle to get it running faster and smoother.