Bike Maintenance Clinics
Fitness Central offers FREE bike repair and maintenance clinics, which are held monthly. Our Flat Tire Repair clinic will teach riders how to properly change a flat tire—which is the most common type of repair. The Basic Care & Cleaning clinic will show you the proper way to clean and lubricate your bike's drivechain to keep it running smoothly.
Flat Tire Repair
Held on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 9:30am
Most riders will experience a flat tire at some point. While maintaining the proper air pressure in your tires will decrease this chance, knowing what to do when you get a flat will mean the difference between an easy 5 minute process and a potentially long and painful walk home.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bike to this clinic to learn:
- Wheel removal & brake release
- Proper tools to carry
- Identifying how your tire went flat
- Tire & tube removal
- Tire & tube installation
- Proper inflation
- Wheel installation
Essential items for flat tire repair
Bike Care & Cleaning
Held on the 4th Saturday of every month at 9:30am
Proper cleaning and basic drivetrain maintenance are the best thing you can do for your bike. A clean drivetrain will work better, and last longer. Your bike's drivetrain is comprised of the chain, cassette or freewheel, crankset, and derailleurs.
It is important for any bike owner to know how to properly clean and lubricate this system and know what to look for when inspecting it.
- Identifying parts of the drivetrain and functions of those parts
- Tools, lubricants and degreasers
- How to inspect the drivetrain for wear
- Removal of the chain & cassette
- What to lubricate and what not to
Participants will learn the right way to care for your bike and what products are needed to maintain it properly.