Maintenance Clinic April 16, 2016

Is your bicycle covered with dust from a winter of inactivity?
Or, is it grimy fmaintenancerom a winter of frigid riding?

Either way come to this year’s Maintenance Clinic where you will learn how to shine up it, and how to keep it running smoothly for the 2016 cycling season and beyond. The clinic will prepare you for when a tire has gone flat; a spoke has broken, a derailleur is skipping, or if your chain breaks. Attend and learn what to do when disaster strikes. Attending could mean the difference between a long walk home following a mechanical disaster, or only experiencing the minor inconvenience of a roadside repair before getting back on your way.

Come to the maintenance clinic and learn how to care for your bike, and how to overcome a variety of mechanical misfortunes. I will try to de-mystify putting a tool to your bicycle. You’ll learn what to check before you ride, and what to carry with you when you ride. We will discuss repairs, maintenance and, demonstrate various tools, and how to make simple and routine adjustments to you bicycle.

Topics covered include what to do if you wheel develops a pronounced wobble, or if your rear derailleur should jam and twist into a piece of useless junk, and how to deal with other misfortunes while on the road. And yes, training on changing tires and fixing flats will be provided. This clinic is for both the mechanically challenged and those that are gifted.

The clinic will be held on Saturday, April 16, between 9:30 and 2:30 at the Ridgewood Public Library. Registration fee is $15.00 payable on arrival. During the clinic, light refreshments will be served. A confirmed reservation is required. Seating is limited to those with reservation. This event is waitlisted every year. To guarantee a spot, do not delay making your reservation.

To reserve your place you must contact Bob Reich ([email protected]), at 973-633-0493 after 7:00 in the evening, calls accepted until 10:00.