Basic Mechanics Class

The Urban Bike Project Bicycle Mechanics Class is an 8-hour course providing hands-on instruction about bicycle maintenance and a variety of basic repair tasks.

What’s Covered In The Basic Mechanics Class?

Choose from the following classes, or take all four for the comprehensive 8-hour course:

  1. Flat tire repair and chain maintenance – 2 hours
  2. Braking systems – 2 hours
  3. Shifters and derailleurs – 2 hours
  4. Wheels and bearing systems – 2 hours

What Isn’t Covered?

We try to cover a range of repairs most useful to the everyday bicycle rider. There isn’t enough time in our classes to cover some of the more advanced systems such as hydraulic disc brakes, outboard bottom brackets, press-in hub bearings, or wheel building.

How Much Does It Cost?

Classes listed on our public calendar of events cost $15/2 hour session. Pricing for groups variable.

Is There A Way To Offset The Cost?

Yes! If you have volunteered a minimum of 5 times this year, you are eligible to attend classes for free!

When Is The Next Class Scheduled/How Do I Sign-Up?

For groups, email us ( or call us (302-300-4323) to arrange a class.

Sign up for public classes by emailing Check our calendar or like us on Facebook to receive notifications when future class dates are set, as well as updates on other Urban Bike Project events and classes!

A sample of course materials used for Urban Bike Projects Bicycle Mechanics Class

One example of the instructional materials used in our youth and adult classes. Illustrated by our good friend Todd.