IMPORTANT NOTE: Please only stay on the RSVP if you are actually going to attend the classes, when people don't turn up it's not fair on the provider or our other ACG members who would like to attend. Please be considerate and keep your commitment and RSVP's up to date at all times.
Well you asked for it.... so we have delivered.
IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR BIKE MAINTENANCE FREAK ON!
According to our last members poll over 50% of you are interested to know how to do some form of DIY bike maintenance, plus learn more about how your bikes work.
You may not have realised it but there is a little 'old school' style bike repair shop in Western Springs called Adventure Cycles (http://www.adventure-auckland.co.nz/adventurecycles/php/serv_class.php) who already offers maintenance classes to the public on the first monday of every month.... and anyone can go along and learn whatever is high on your priority list at the current moment.
Rather than reinvent the wheel (pun intended) we've decided to work in with them to offer you some maintenance classes.
Whether it be as simple as how to change a tyre or repair a puncture or way more complex like replacing your rear cassette, adjusting your derailleurs, changing brake pads, repacking your bottom bracket or any other multitude of maintenance skills you can ask their Shimano & CABDA certified tutors to show you how in a 2 hour session.
Simply grab your bike and take it into their workshop along with your wish list of things you want to learn that night and they will walk you through the processes in a very practical, hands on manner.
Anyone can go... young, old, male, or female it makes no difference --- if you want to learn a new maintenance skill then this is the opportunity for you and it only costs you $12 per session... and you can keep going back to learn a new skill each month if you wish.
Training given for both road and mountain bikes and probably just about any bicycle in between.
This won't be an event that has an auckland cycling group host present, it is simply set up to help bring a bunch of our members together for the night so you don't feel like you are going it alone... so jumpon the RSVP list and maybe even drag a friend along with you and make it a fun evening learning a new skill.
Note: this workshop is the old style of mechanic workshop so it would be best to wear old clothes that you don't mind getting a bit of grease and oil on etc as you won't find any german inspired crisp white floors at this place... its a real working workshop where you get your hands dirty.
COST is $12 per session (pay on the night - cash and eftpos available)
LOCATION: Adventure Cycles (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9%20Premier%20Ave%2C%20Auckland)- 9 Premier Ave, Western Springs, Auckland
WHAT TO BRING: Your bike, money and your agenda of what you want to learn for the evening. Also wear old clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
START TIME: 6.30pm
DURATION: 2 Hours
WHEN: THIS EVENT WILL REPEAT ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH
LIMITED TO ONLY 5 PEOPLE from ACG each session so get on the RSVP quickly. Only take a spot if you are serious about attending.
So they know where you are from please mention that you are part of Auckland Cycling Group when you are paying.