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Winter Biking Basics Workshop


City Hall Annex
4th Floor Conference Room
344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Jennifer Lawrence


Bicycle Workshop Schedule

The City of Cambridge is proud to offer bicycle education workshops throughout the year, free to those who work or live in Cambridge.  All classes are lecture-style workshops unless otherwise noted. To register for classes, please email jlawrence@cambridgema.gov or call 617/349-4671. See the bottom of this page for class descriptions. All classes are paid for by the City of Cambridge and every participant receives one free helmet each year.

Winter Biking Basics

  • Wednesday, December 13, 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
  • 344 Broadway, 4th Floor Conference Room

To join the mailing list for future bike workshops, email Jennifer Lawrence, jlawrence@cambridgema.gov. 

Other Workshops

Bicycle Maintenance Basics

  • Monday, February 5, 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
  • 344 Broadway, 4th Floor Conference Room

Beyond Bicycle Maintenance Basics

  • Wednesday, February 7, 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
  • 344 Broadway, 4th Floor Conference Room

Bike riders and buses at night along Massachusetts Avenue

Class Descriptions

Winter Biking Basics

This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Benefits of biking, including better personal health, saved money, environmental benefits, and others
  • Staying at a comfortable temperature no matter what the weather is like
  • Route planning
  • Locking
  • Multi-modal commuting
  • Staying dry and clean
  • Using safety equipment, including helmet, lights, and reflective gear
  • Rules of the Road and staying safe while biking

Bicycle Maintenance Basics

This workshop covers the following topics:

  • The anatomy of the bike
  • Removing wheels
  • Fixing flats
  • Chain Maintenance
  • Pre-Ride check
  • Seat height
  • Portable tool kit
  • Keeping your bike healthy with preventative bike maintenance

Beyond Maintenance Basics

This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Basic repair tools
  • Thoroughly cleaning and lubricating your bike
  • Removing both wheels
  • Completely changing a flat tire
  • Pinpointing squeaks and rattles
  • Removing pedals
  • Adjusting front and rear brakes + derailleurs,
  • Dealing with a broken spoke

For More Information

For more information about bicycle workshops or bicycle education in Cambridge, please contact Jennifer Lawrence, jlawrence@cambridgema.gov, 617/349-4671.

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