Learn how to maintain your own bike with Erik's Park Tool School Bike Maintenance Classes

Erik's Park Tool School Bicycle Maintenance Class Schedule

Looking for tips on how to fix a flat tire or how to overhaul your headset, Erik's Park Tool School classes are for you. Get real, hands-on experience from professional bicycle mechanics and leave feeling confident with your new skills. Please note: Class format is prepared for students who are 16 years old and over.

2014 Class Schedule Now Available!

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arrowNEW RIDER MAINTENANCE CLASS (3 hour session): $29.99 | View Class Schedule | Register Now!

Do you want to learn how to fix a flat tire? When do I lube my chain? Learn these critical maintenance tips and more: how to clean your bike, make simple adjustments and when and where to lubricate your bike. Each class participant will learn how to fix basic maintenance issues on their own bike! Attendees are expected to bring their own bike to work on. Areas of the bike that will be discussed:
  • Tire and Tube Service
  • Chain Cleaning and Lubrication
  • Cable Tension
  • Bike Washing
  • Safety Inspection

arrowNew for 2014 NEW RIDER CONTINUUM Class (3 hour session): $59.99 | View Class Schedule | Register Now!
Includes Park Tool's "Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair" - a $24.99 value.

If you’ve taken the New Rider course but are interested in learning more, try our Continuum class! We’ll cover the drivetrain or gears of the bike including how to install a new chain, shifting cable or adjust the derailleurs. We’ll also cover brake systems and how to adjust the brakes on your bike. Participants should have taken the New Rider Class to take this class. Areas of the bike that will be discussed:
  • Hub, Rear Sprockets & Headsets
  • Wheel Truing & Pedals
  • Chains, Cranks & Bottom Brackets
  • Derailleur Systems
  • Rim Caliper Brake Systems

arrowNOVICE CLASS (6 hours): $89.99 | View Class Schedule | Register Now!
Includes Park Tool's "Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair" - a $24.99 value.

Get your hands dirty learning more about bike maintenance. This is an excellent class for someone with a relatively modern or brand new bike who wishes to learn about maintenance. Attendees are expected to bring their own bike to work on. Areas of the bike that will be discussed:
  • Basic Bicycle Maintenance
  • Tires & Tubes
  • Hub, Rear Sprockets & Headsets
  • Wheel Truing & Pedals
  • Chains, Cranks & Bottom Brackets
  • Derailleur Systems
  • Rim Caliper Brake Systems

arrowADVANCED BEARING SYSTEMS CLASS (6 hours): $89.99 | View Class Schedule | Register Now!
Includes Park Tool's "Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair" - a $24.99 value.

An intensive hands-on class which focuses on the bearings and hubs of your bike. Gain a better understanding of the importance for bearing overhauls, an industry recommendation every 2000 - 3000 miles or 2 years. Attendees of this class should have a basic understanding of bike operation and maintenance. Attendees are expected to bring their own bike to work on. Areas of the bike that will be discussed:
  • Front and Rear Hubs
  • Headset
  • Bottom Bracket

arrowNew for 2014 WHEEL BUILDING CLASS (6 hours): $89.99 | View Class Schedule | Register Now!

This class will discuss various wheel building techniques/theories during the 6 hours of class. At the end of the class the student will have a hand built wheel. We do have wheels should the student decide not to build their own wheel. Areas of wheel building that will be discussed:
  • Component Selection
  • Lacing
  • Tensioning
  • Dishing and Truing

arrowNew for 2014 OPEN SHOP NIGHT (3 hours): $29.99 | View Class Schedule | Register Now!

The Park Tool School Open Shop Night is for customers who want to work on their bike in a professional shop environment with access to further instruction as necessary. The Clinic is a guided work night that will cover maintaining, repairing or installing product. Participants will have access to all the shop tools found in Erik's Service Training Facility and instruction on their proper use. There is no formal curriculum for this class as it will be geared towards individual participants needs.

Park Tool New Rider Class Schedule - Register Now!

Date Time Class Location
Saturday, March 8th 2014 6:30 - 9pm New Rider 1 Eau Claire
Tuesday, March 11th 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider 2 MN Warehouse
Wednesday, April 9th 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider 3 MN Warehouse
Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider 4 - Women Only MN Warehouse
Saturday, May 3rd 2014 6:30 - 9pm New Rider 5 Rochester
Wednesday, June 4th 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider 6 - Women Only MN Warehouse
Tuesday, July 1st 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider 7 MN Warehouse
Thursday, July 17th 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider 8 - Women Only MN Warehouse
Saturday, August 2nd 2014 6:30 - 9pm New Rider 9 Milwaukee Whitefish Bay
Tuesday, August 12th 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider 10 MN Warehouse
Monday, September 15th 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider 11 MN Warehouse

Park Tool New Rider Continuum Class Schedule - Register Now!

Date Time Class Location
Thursday, May 8th 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider Continuum 1 MN Warehouse
Wednesday, September 24th 2014 5:30 - 9pm New Rider Continuum 2 MN Warehouse

Park Tool Novice Class Schedule - Register Now!

Date Time Class Location
Wed 5th - Thur 6th February 2014 5:30 - 9pm Novice 1 MN Warehouse
Sat 15th - Sun 16th February 2014 Sat 6:30 - 9pm and Sun 5:30-9pm Novice 2 Milwaukee Whitefish Bay
Wed 26th - Thur 27th March 2014 5:30 - 9pm Novice 3 MN Warehouse
Sat 5th April 2014 9am - 5pm (Single Day Class) Novice 4 MN Warehouse
Wed 16th - Thur 17th April 2014 5:30 - 9pm Novice 5 MN Warehouse
Sat 17th - Sun 18th May 2014 Sat 6:30 - 9pm and Sun 5:30-9pm Novice 6 Madison Westside
Wed 28th - Thur 29th May 2014 5:30 - 9pm Novice 7 MN Warehouse
Sat 21st June 2014 9am - 5pm (Single Day Class) Novice 8 MN Warehouse
Sat 12th July 2014 9am - 5pm (Single Day Class) Novice 9 MN Warehouse
Wed 23rd - Thur 24th July 2014 5:30 - 9pm Novice 10 MN Warehouse
Thur 21st - Fri 22nd August 2014 5:30 - 9pm Novice 11 MN Warehouse
Thur 4th - Fri 5th September 5:30 - 9pm Novice 12 MN Warehouse

Park Tool Advanced Class Schedule - Register Now!

Date Time Class Location
Wed 9th - Thur 10th July 2014 5:30 - 9pm Advanced 1 MN Warehouse
Wed 15th -Thur 16th October 2014 5:30 - 9pm Advanced 2 MN Warehouse
Sat 8th - Sun 9th November 2014 Sat 6:30 - 9pm and Sun 5:30-9pm Advanced 3 Madison Westside

Park Tool Wheel Building Class Schedule - Register Now!

Date Time Class Location
Thur 20th - Fri 21st November, 2014 5:30 - 9pm Wheel Building 1 MN Warehouse

Park Tool Open Shop Night Schedule - Register Now!

Date Time Class Location
Tuesday, 17th June 2014 5:30 - 9pm Open Shop Night 1 MN Warehouse
Sunday, 3rd August 2014 5:30 - 9pm Open Shop Night 2 Madison Eastside
Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 5:30 - 9pm Open Shop Night 3 MN Warehouse



 


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