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Bike Maintenance Class: : Brakes
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Bike Maintenance Class: : Brakes

This is the class to take if you want to get rid of that annoying rubbing sound. Braking systems, while plentiful, mainly follow the same few principals in terms of function and maintenance.


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Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes

This class covers basic points of do-it-yourself maintenance to get you self-sufficient with you bike. In addition, this class can serve as a gateway to learning more about these great machines.

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Class 3: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Class 3: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)

Overview:

The Women’s Bike Maintenance Intensive is a 3 part course designed to teach you the basics of how to take care of and fix your bike. It is designed to come after the “basic maintenance” course offered monthly, but it is not required to understand or enjoy this course. Classes are structured around an informal lecture with hands on practice. Feel free to bring your own bike to learn with. Classes are first 3 Tuesdays of each month, with an Open House Workshop on the 4th Tuesday.

This is a workshop series for cis women, trans women, and gender non-comforming and non-binary folks only.

The series will be capped at 12-15 people, and you must commit to all three sessions. If you can’t commit to all three, please consider attending our regular Women’s and GNC Open Workshop on the last Wednesday of every month, or one of the all-gender workshops regularly held at the shop.

Class 01: “Brakes”  This class covers brakes and their adjustments. Learn how brakes work, what goes wrong, and how to fix them. We’ll learn how to fix brakes squeaking, getting stuck, or seeming too loose.

Class 02: “Gears and Derailleurs” This class covers everything you need to know about how gears work and how to fix common problems. We’ll learn about the basics of shifting systems, how derailleurs, gears, and chains work, and how to get rid of that weird clicking sound that happens when you shift.

Class 03: "Bearing Adjustments and Wheel Truing"  Slightly more advanced, this class is a great finale for our Basic Maintenance Series of classes. This class covers bearing adjustments (hubs, bottom brackets and headsets), as well as wheel truing.

About the Instructor

Iowa born and raised, Catherine got her start as a mechanic by attending free 718 classes and simply refusing to leave. She believes one of life’s greatest pleasures (besides maybe a killer Eddie Van Halen solo) comes from lapping pompous roadies at the park in full-on dress and heels.

She advocates for a rise in queer/femme/trans/gnc cyclist visibility in both the industry and on the roads (and hopes you do as well).

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Class 2: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Class 2: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)

Overview:

The Women’s Bike Maintenance Intensive is a 3 part course designed to teach you the basics of how to take care of and fix your bike. It is designed to come after the “basic maintenance” course offered monthly, but it is not required to understand or enjoy this course. Classes are structured around an informal lecture with hands on practice. Feel free to bring your own bike to learn with. Classes are first 3 Tuesdays of each month, with an Open House Workshop on the 4th Tuesday.

This is a workshop series for cis women, trans women, and gender non-comforming and non-binary folks only.

The series will be capped at 12-15 people, and you must commit to all three sessions. If you can’t commit to all three, please consider attending our regular Women’s and GNC Open Workshop on the last Wednesday of every month, or one of the all-gender workshops regularly held at the shop.

Class 01: “Brakes”  This class covers brakes and their adjustments. Learn how brakes work, what goes wrong, and how to fix them. We’ll learn how to fix brakes squeaking, getting stuck, or seeming too loose.

Class 02: “Gears and Derailleurs” This class covers everything you need to know about how gears work and how to fix common problems. We’ll learn about the basics of shifting systems, how derailleurs, gears, and chains work, and how to get rid of that weird clicking sound that happens when you shift.

Class 03: "Bearing Adjustments and Wheel Truing"  Slightly more advanced, this class is a great finale for our Basic Maintenance Series of classes. This class covers bearing adjustments (hubs, bottom brackets and headsets), as well as wheel truing.

About the Instructor

Iowa born and raised, Catherine got her start as a mechanic by attending free 718 classes and simply refusing to leave. She believes one of life’s greatest pleasures (besides maybe a killer Eddie Van Halen solo) comes from lapping pompous roadies at the park in full-on dress and heels.

She advocates for a rise in queer/femme/trans/gnc cyclist visibility in both the industry and on the roads (and hopes you do as well).

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Class 1: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Class 1: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)

Overview:

The Women’s Bike Maintenance Intensive is a 3 part course designed to teach you the basics of how to take care of and fix your bike. It is designed to come after the “basic maintenance” course offered monthly, but it is not required to understand or enjoy this course. Classes are structured around an informal lecture with hands on practice. Feel free to bring your own bike to learn with. Classes are first 3 Tuesdays of each month, with an Open House Workshop on the 4th Tuesday.

This is a workshop series for cis women, trans women, and gender non-comforming and non-binary folks only.

The series will be capped at 12-15 people, and you must commit to all three sessions. If you can’t commit to all three, please consider attending our regular Women’s and GNC Open Workshop on the last Wednesday of every month, or one of the all-gender workshops regularly held at the shop.

Class 01: “Brakes”  This class covers brakes and their adjustments. Learn how brakes work, what goes wrong, and how to fix them. We’ll learn how to fix brakes squeaking, getting stuck, or seeming too loose.

Class 02: “Gears and Derailleurs” This class covers everything you need to know about how gears work and how to fix common problems. We’ll learn about the basics of shifting systems, how derailleurs, gears, and chains work, and how to get rid of that weird clicking sound that happens when you shift.

Class 03: "Bearing Adjustments and Wheel Truing"  Slightly more advanced, this class is a great finale for our Basic Maintenance Series of classes. This class covers bearing adjustments (hubs, bottom brackets and headsets), as well as wheel truing.

About the Instructor

Iowa born and raised, Catherine got her start as a mechanic by attending free 718 classes and simply refusing to leave. She believes one of life’s greatest pleasures (besides maybe a killer Eddie Van Halen solo) comes from lapping pompous roadies at the park in full-on dress and heels.

She advocates for a rise in queer/femme/trans/gnc cyclist visibility in both the industry and on the roads (and hopes you do as well).

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Free Wheelbuilding Class 2
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Free Wheelbuilding Class 2

Limited to 5 students, and students must be able to attend both classes

For Class 1, participants will earn how to lace a wheel. In class 2, we will teach tensioning and truing

Participants can buy components from 718 (at a 10% discount). Alternatively, attendees can bring their own wheel components.

Please sign up for both classes (12/7 and 12/14)

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Free Wheelbuilding Class 1
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Free Wheelbuilding Class 1

Limited to 5 students, and students must be able to attend both classes

For Class 1, participants will earn how to lace a wheel. In class 2, we will teach tensioning and truing

Participants can buy components from 718 (at a 10% discount). Alternatively, attendees can bring their own wheel components.

Please sign up for both classes (12/7 and 12/14)

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Class 3: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Class 3: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)

Overview:

The Women’s Bike Maintenance Intensive is a 3 part course designed to teach you the basics of how to take care of and fix your bike. It is designed to come after the “basic maintenance” course offered monthly, but it is not required to understand or enjoy this course. Classes are structured around an informal lecture with hands on practice. Feel free to bring your own bike to learn with. Classes are first 3 Tuesdays of each month, with an Open House Workshop on the 4th Tuesday.

This is a workshop series for cis women, trans women, and gender non-comforming and non-binary folks only.

The series will be capped at 12-15 people, and you must commit to all three sessions. If you can’t commit to all three, please consider attending our regular Women’s and GNC Open Workshop on the last Wednesday of every month, or one of the all-gender workshops regularly held at the shop.

Class 01: “Brakes”  This class covers brakes and their adjustments. Learn how brakes work, what goes wrong, and how to fix them. We’ll learn how to fix brakes squeaking, getting stuck, or seeming too loose.

Class 02: “Gears and Derailleurs” This class covers everything you need to know about how gears work and how to fix common problems. We’ll learn about the basics of shifting systems, how derailleurs, gears, and chains work, and how to get rid of that weird clicking sound that happens when you shift.

Class 03: "Bearing Adjustments and Wheel Truing"  Slightly more advanced, this class is a great finale for our Basic Maintenance Series of classes. This class covers bearing adjustments (hubs, bottom brackets and headsets), as well as wheel truing.

About the Instructor

Iowa born and raised, Catherine got her start as a mechanic by attending free 718 classes and simply refusing to leave. She believes one of life’s greatest pleasures (besides maybe a killer Eddie Van Halen solo) comes from lapping pompous roadies at the park in full-on dress and heels.

She advocates for a rise in queer/femme/trans/gnc cyclist visibility in both the industry and on the roads (and hopes you do as well).

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Class 2: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Class 2: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)

Overview:

The Women’s Bike Maintenance Intensive is a 3 part course designed to teach you the basics of how to take care of and fix your bike. It is designed to come after the “basic maintenance” course offered monthly, but it is not required to understand or enjoy this course. Classes are structured around an informal lecture with hands on practice. Feel free to bring your own bike to learn with. Classes are first 3 Tuesdays of each month, with an Open House Workshop on the 4th Tuesday.

This is a workshop series for cis women, trans women, and gender non-comforming and non-binary folks only.

The series will be capped at 12-15 people, and you must commit to all three sessions. If you can’t commit to all three, please consider attending our regular Women’s and GNC Open Workshop on the last Wednesday of every month, or one of the all-gender workshops regularly held at the shop.

Class 01: “Brakes”  This class covers brakes and their adjustments. Learn how brakes work, what goes wrong, and how to fix them. We’ll learn how to fix brakes squeaking, getting stuck, or seeming too loose.

Class 02: “Gears and Derailleurs” This class covers everything you need to know about how gears work and how to fix common problems. We’ll learn about the basics of shifting systems, how derailleurs, gears, and chains work, and how to get rid of that weird clicking sound that happens when you shift.

Class 03: "Bearing Adjustments and Wheel Truing"  Slightly more advanced, this class is a great finale for our Basic Maintenance Series of classes. This class covers bearing adjustments (hubs, bottom brackets and headsets), as well as wheel truing.

About the Instructor

Iowa born and raised, Catherine got her start as a mechanic by attending free 718 classes and simply refusing to leave. She believes one of life’s greatest pleasures (besides maybe a killer Eddie Van Halen solo) comes from lapping pompous roadies at the park in full-on dress and heels.

She advocates for a rise in queer/femme/trans/gnc cyclist visibility in both the industry and on the roads (and hopes you do as well).

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Class 1: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)
Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Class 1: Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class (3 Class Series)

Overview:

The Women’s Bike Maintenance Intensive is a 3 part course designed to teach you the basics of how to take care of and fix your bike. It is designed to come after the “basic maintenance” course offered monthly, but it is not required to understand or enjoy this course. Classes are structured around an informal lecture with hands on practice. Feel free to bring your own bike to learn with. Classes are first 3 Tuesdays of each month, with an Open House Workshop on the 4th Tuesday.

This is a workshop series for cis women, trans women, and gender non-comforming and non-binary folks only.

The series will be capped at 12-15 people, and you must commit to all three sessions. If you can’t commit to all three, please consider attending our regular Women’s and GNC Open Workshop on the last Wednesday of every month, or one of the all-gender workshops regularly held at the shop.

Class 01: “Brakes”  This class covers brakes and their adjustments. Learn how brakes work, what goes wrong, and how to fix them. We’ll learn how to fix brakes squeaking, getting stuck, or seeming too loose.

Class 02: “Gears and Derailleurs” This class covers everything you need to know about how gears work and how to fix common problems. We’ll learn about the basics of shifting systems, how derailleurs, gears, and chains work, and how to get rid of that weird clicking sound that happens when you shift.

Class 03: "Bearing Adjustments and Wheel Truing"  Slightly more advanced, this class is a great finale for our Basic Maintenance Series of classes. This class covers bearing adjustments (hubs, bottom brackets and headsets), as well as wheel truing.

About the Instructor

Iowa born and raised, Catherine got her start as a mechanic by attending free 718 classes and simply refusing to leave. She believes one of life’s greatest pleasures (besides maybe a killer Eddie Van Halen solo) comes from lapping pompous roadies at the park in full-on dress and heels.

She advocates for a rise in queer/femme/trans/gnc cyclist visibility in both the industry and on the roads (and hopes you do as well).

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Prospect Park Bird Walk
May
4
8:00 AM08:00

Prospect Park Bird Walk

718 Cyclery welcomes Dennis Hrehowsik, President of the Brooklyn Bird Club, founded in 1909. On Thursday, May 2, Mr. Hrehowsik will discuss an introduction to birding, as well as describe some of the great opportunities for Birding right here in NYC.  

We will then join Mr. Hrehowsik on Saturday morning May 4th in Prospect Park for The Brooklyn Bird Club's weekly walk.

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Intro to Birding
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Birding

718 Cyclery welcomes Dennis Hrehowsik, President of the Brooklyn Bird Club, founded in 1909. Mr. Hrehowsik will discuss an introduction to birding, as well as describe some of the great opportunities for Birding right here in NYC.  

We will then join Mr. Hrehowsik on Saturday morning May 4th in Prospect Park for The Brooklyn Bird Club's weekly walk.

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Girl Gotta Hike: Hiking 101
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Girl Gotta Hike: Hiking 101

Join Melissa from Girl Gotta Hike for a discussion and demo of what to pack and how to plan for for a multi-day / long-distance backpacking trip. We’ll cover all the logistics of route planning, meal planning, and the best safety and Leave No Trace practices. I’ll also show you how to pack gear into a backpack for maximum comfort and accessibility.

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Annie's Trans-America Bike Tour
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Annie's Trans-America Bike Tour

Annie will present her cross-country bike trip, riding from Washington, DC to Los Angeles. She'll discuss trip preparation, touring tips, and being solo on the road - all as someone new to bike touring - and will show her bike and gear. Food and Drink will be served.

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Mappy Hour Skills Series: Knives and Edge Tools
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Mappy Hour Skills Series: Knives and Edge Tools

This event is all about knives and edge tools including: 

1) Which ones you need and for what (we'll go over various options) 
2) Sharpening and maintenance 

Registration for this event is on the Mappy Hour webpage.

We'll have some back-up knives, hand files, and stones for you to practice with and expert knife sharpener Greg will be on hand to sharpen your personal knives so you go home ready for your next adventure! 

You do not need your own knife to attend, just bring yours if you want it sharpened! 

These will be hands on classes and restricted to a maximum of twenty people so come for a more personalized experience with a group of curious (and tactile) outdoor enthusiasts. 

The series is hosted by our friends at Mighty Hatchet / 718 Cyclery. 

Note: no door tickets, no waitlist,

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Bike Packing in Norway
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Bike Packing in Norway

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Bike Packing The Baja Divide
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bike Packing The Baja Divide

Jamie will present images and stories from his latest adventure, a 1000 mile trek on the Baja Divide (December 2018 - January 2019)

See his instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ict4.8/

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Mappy Hour Skills Series:  Bushcraft
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mappy Hour Skills Series: Bushcraft

A repeat of our 2/6 event for all of you who weren't fast enough to snag tickets! 

Please Register at the Mappy Hour website for this event.

This workshop is an introduction to bushcraft. There will be knives, there will be rope, there will be sticks! Led by FreeStone Expeditions Greg Wilson. 

These will be hands on classes and restricted to a maximum of twenty people so come for a more personalized experience with a group of curious (and tactile) outdoor enthusiasts. 

The series is hosted by our friends at Mighty Hatchet / 718 Cyclery. 

Note: no door tickets, no waitlist. Sorry.

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Mappy Hour Skills Series: Water in the Backcountry
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Mappy Hour Skills Series: Water in the Backcountry

This workshop is all about planning, finding and safely consuming water in the backcountry. Led by FreeStone Expeditions Greg Wilson, we'll start the night with route planning and preparation for long trips and expeditions. How do you assess the potential water sources and plan accordingly? (Maps will be present!) 

All Registrations for the event must be done through the Mappy Hour website.

We'll also seek to answer the eternal question: iodine, pump, UV, or other method? We'll be bringing a suite of water filters that are used in the backcountry, review the pros and cons of each and do a taste test (because we're New Yorkers, we like our water delicious). 

These will be hands on classes and restricted to a maximum of twenty people so come for a more personalized experience with a group of curious (and tactile) outdoor enthusiasts. 

The series is hosted by our friends at Mighty Hatchet / 718 Cyclery. 

Note: no door tickets, no waitlist, no refunds. 

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The Ten Essentials
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Ten Essentials

Packing the “Ten Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit. On a basic trip you may use only a few of them or none at all. It’s when something goes awry that you’ll truly appreciate the value of carrying these items that could be essential to your survival.

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Adventure Cycling Regional Gathering in Brooklyn
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Adventure Cycling Regional Gathering in Brooklyn

Inspiration. Empowerment. Connection. The power of bicycle travel. Come find all of these at a special regional gathering of people interested in bicycle travel hosted by Adventure Cycling Association at 718 Cyclery on Thursday, February 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM (program starts at 7:00 PM). This event is being held in partnership with 718 Cyclery and NYC/ADV.

During the next year, Adventure Cycling staff will visit more than 40 cities across the United States. At gatherings in all of these cities, we’ll share three things: (1) news and stories on the joys and benefits of bicycle travel, as well as resources for how to travel by bike; (2) exciting new strategic directions for Adventure Cycling; and (3) an opportunity for you to provide ideas for how we can grow a larger and more connected bicycle travel community.

This gathering is open to Adventure Cycling members and nonmembers who have an interest in bicycle travel or just want to learn more. Adventure Cycling’s Director of Travel Initiatives Ginny Sullivan will be on hand for the gathering on Thursday, February 21. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to socialize with many other folks in your area who interested in bike travel. Please join us and bring a friend!

When: Thursday, February 21 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Mingling starts at 6:30 PM, and the program starts promptly at 7:00 PM.

Where: 718 Cyclery, 254 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215.

We look forward to seeing you in Brooklyn, NY!

Are you able to lend a hand? We’re looking for a volunteer or two to help with the event. Please contact Adventure Cycling at info@adventurecycling.org or 406.532.2751 if you are interested.

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