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Spokes Etc. (Fairfax Loc.) Bicycle Maintenance Class - LAST ONE for NoVA CBG

  • May 9, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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The attendance has been dropping and the number of last minute cancellations has increased a lot.. so this will be the last maintenance class for quite a while.

If you attended any previous maintenance class, you shouldn't attend this one ... obviously trying to give everyone a chance to take the class.

The Ride

Interested in learning more about bicycle maintenance?  I've worked out a night just for our members with Spokes Etc. (Fairfax Store) to have a maintenance class.  There is NO COST to attend this class for all our members (of course it would be great if you've already paid your NoVA CBG member dues, but it's not required).  Because of the limited number that can attend this event, if you RSVP "YES" and are a no show (and that includes cancelling at the last minute) you will not be allowed to RSVP to another event until you talk to me (Gary) directly.

This class covers a range of topics, including:

• Fixing a flat tire

• Minor roadside adjustments

• Removing and installing wheels

• Proper lubrication of moving parts

• How to keep your bike clean

• Basic tools to carry for basic roadside repairs

Spokes has also extended an offer of 15% off any basic repair goods that you would like to purchase after the class.  For example, if you want to carry some extra tubes with you or some tire levers, or CO2, or whatever... all that would be offered at a 15% discount.

Additionally, Spokes has extended a 20% off offer on all of their Cycleops trainers.  This offer is for anyone in NoVA CBG so if you've wanted to get a trainer, and this brand is the one you've been eyeballing ... now's your chance.  Just mention me (Gary) to the manager and NoVA-CBG to receive your 20% off.

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The Meeting Spot

Spokes Etc. (Fairfax Location)
10937 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703)[masked]
Store Hours: M-F 10-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5

The maintenance class starts at 6:30pm ... Please be on time.

http://spokesetc.com/

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The Ride After The Ride

TBD

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Ride Level Chart

A note about our ride levels. We try to accommodate all levels of cyclists with different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best.

Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle).

Beginner Level : If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles (distance) with some minor hills at a comfortable pace (10+ to 12+ mph).

Medium Level : If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace (13 to 15+ mph)

Advanced Level : If you can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations.

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The Fine Print

An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6.2 " found HERE (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1557670/NOVA-CBG_WAIVER.pdf).

Remember that helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day.

Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. This is when we check to make sure you have all the required equipment and the last chance for you to make sure your bike is ready for the ride. We will also talk through the route for the day and review basic safety instruction for group riding as well as other important topics. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation, you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, so please be on time as there will be NO exceptions. Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great class. All who ride can benefit from a class like this. Lots of good info! Thanks for organizing Gary!

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great information!

    May 10, 2014

  • Thom M.

    Informative without being too basic or too technical. Good job done by the Sopkes folks.

    May 10, 2014

  • Jan

    Great class... "Spokes Person" was very good.

    May 10, 2014

  • Jo S.

    Really helpful and great teacher

    May 10, 2014

  • Jo S.

    Great class! Really appreciate your organizing this, Gary.

    May 10, 2014

  • Pam

    A great experience!

    May 9, 2014

  • Nate M. N.

    Thanks for putting this very important training together. I learnt a great deal.

    May 9, 2014

  • Mairi

    Great! experience, so good to know I "can't hurt the bike".

    May 9, 2014

  • Neha

    Hey Gary, I thought I had rsvp'd yes to this but maybe I didn't because I can't find it on my calendar. Can you confirm yes or no? thanks!

    May 8, 2014

    • Gary W.

      Sorry Neha, you didn't RSVP to this event and we are full.

      May 8, 2014

  • Neha

    oh, and if i am on the list, how long is the class?

    May 8, 2014

  • Bill

    Gary, I might have a work dinner that evening. Will update as soon as I know

    May 2, 2014

    • Gary W.

      Bill... you've already been to one of these classes... do you want to come to another one???

      May 8, 2014

    • Bill

      Sure. It's close to home

      May 8, 2014

  • Mairi

    I'm gonna be there!! Ride after the lesson? can we , can we, Hey Uncle Gary, can we!?

    May 5, 2014

    • Mairi

      Fairfax City, near Pacers....Wine House, Green Turtle, Auld Shebeen, lots of parking.

      May 6, 2014

    • Gary W.

      The Greene Turtle I think is appropriate.
      http://goo.gl/maps/mt...­

      May 8, 2014

  • Beth S.

    approximately how long will the class last?

    May 6, 2014

    • Gary W.

      The class itself has been running an hour and 15 minutes. The shop closes at 8pm so we've been trying to wrap it up around 7:45 to give everyone 15 minutes to buy the maintenance accessories at the 15% off.

      May 6, 2014

  • Pam

    I'm off the waitlist, too! Yea!!!

    May 6, 2014

  • Molly

    Glad I got off the waitlist. Looking forward to it!

    May 5, 2014

  • Laura M.

    Have to work until 8PM. Just realized the conflict.

    May 2, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Sharon Tucker... You need this class more than anyone (wink) :)

    April 29, 2014

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