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Free Bike Maintenance Courses

Free Bike Maintenance Courses
01 December 2020

City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard.
Aaron With Bike
City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard.

City of Mount Gambier and Bike SA will host free bike maintenance courses in December 2020.

“As the weather improves and residents start thinking about dusting off a bike that may be sitting in the shed, they may need to do some maintenance,” City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard said.

Free bike maintenance courses will provide residents with basic and intermediate knowledge on how to fix a flat tyre and other minor faults.

Basic Bike Care

Saturday 12 December 2020

9:00am to 12:00pm

Mount Gambier Library multi-function room

Sunday 13 December 2020

9:30am to 12:30pm

Mount Gambier Library multi-function room

Intermediate Bike Maintenance #1 - Gears and Brakes

Saturday 12 December 2020

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Mount Gambier Library multi-function room

The Basic Bike Care session is designed to provide a thorough introduction to maintaining a bike.

“This three-hour course is planned specifically for those just starting out. It aims to provide a better understanding of the working parts of the bike, offering the additional knowledge needed to get out onto the road or trail with extra confidence,” Mr Izzard said.

“During the course participants will learn how to clean and lubricate the major mechanical working groups of a bike and get the inside story on puncture repair.”

The Intermediate Bike Maintenance #1 - Gears and Brakes session is for riders who feel comfortable with the basics of bike care, but would like to learn more about servicing their bike and become more independent.

“During the course participants will learn and practice the skills required to confidently repair, replace and adjust brakes and gears; with a chance to ask those questions a bike mechanic never has the time to answer," Mr Izzard said.

"The course aims to enable riders to feel confident in making adjustments whilst on the trail or to perform the all important pre-trip tune up to ensure a perfect ride every time.”

Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited to 10 people per course.

To register provide your name, mobile number and email address to: aizzard@mountgambier.sa.gov.au or call 8721 2528.

Participants will receive a free tyre repair kit on the day.

For further information about the courses visit the Bike SA website: https://www.bikesa.asn.au/learncourses/bike-maintenance/


Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on 8721 2401 or smclean@mountgambier.sa.gov.au