Programs

Workshop Panorama

Drop In

Come work on your bike in Kickstand’s spacious workshop, check out our refurbished bikes by donation, and get your cycling and maintenance questions answered by our volunteers.

Cost: $5 – $15 / hour for use of our services and tools

Workshops

Kickstand regularly runs workshops on bike mechanics and support skills. These workshops are FREE for active Kickstand volunteers and $15-$25 sliding scale for community members. Come learn about bikes with us!

Upcoming Workshops

Thursday, November 3rd from 7-9pm: Hub Overhauls

Thursday, November 10th from 6:30-9pm: Wheel Truing

Saturday, November 12th from 1pm-5pm: Customer Support Intensive*

Thursday, November 17th from 7-9pm: Advanced Shifting

Thursday, November 24th from 7-9pm: Advanced Brakes (Disc & Cantilever)

Thursday, December 1st from 7-9pm: Training Trainers – Teaching Skills & Philosophy

Thursday, December 8th from 6:30-9pm: Headsets & Bottom Brackets

Thursday, December 15th from 6:30-9pm: Advanced Safety Assessment and Tune Up

*This workshop is $25-$40 sliding scale for community members, free for volunteers

For more information and updates on our workshops, follow us on facebook.


Bike Shop Night for Women, Queer Gender & Trans*!

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2nd & 4th Tuesdays of Every Month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

We are inviting people who identify as women, gender queer and trans* to our fun filled bike mechanics nights between 6:30 and 8:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH. Our community is working towards being a radically inclusive space and with that in mind we are excited to host these evenings for individuals who have not traditionally been a dominant part of the bike industry. The nights will be facilitated by bike mechanics and volunteers who are also female or gender variant. We strive to create a safer space where learning, positive vibes and fun happens!

On these evenings, SHOP TIME IS FREE. This means you will have access to all tools and experienced bike mechanics will be available to answer your questions and help you fix your bike! Also, between 7:30 – 8:30 the mechanics will be giving basic bike mechanics workshops, with a new topic each week.


Build-a-Bike

Next date TBA.

Kickstand’s Build-A-Bike program is an opportunity to build your own personalized bicycle. We guide you through the process of selecting parts and assembling your bike, but leave you to do the wrenching. Weekly sessions include overview of gears, brakes and wheel building to give you the know-how to getting your dream bicycle rolling. No experience is necessary, participants will be supervised by an experienced mechanic.

Participants receive discounts on our selection of used frames and parts or can choose to bring their own parts/place part orders.


Bike Art Night

Next date TBA.

Join us at Kickstand for a directed art project using recycled bike parts! No cost.


If you have ideas for workshops or are interested in volunteering for any of our workshops, please contact us at kickstandbikes@gmail.com.