Join Baltimore Bicycle Works for a six week comprehensive course on Bicycle Maintenance. During the course we will provide detailed instruction and opportunities for hands on learning to give you the confidence you need to perform regular maintenance of your bicycle. The six week schedule will be as follows:
Week 1: Course Introduction/Getting to Know Your Bike/ Safe Cycling Basics
Week 2: Roadside Emergency & Hands On Flat Change
Week 3: Bearings - What are they, what do they do and how to adjust them.
Week 4: Wheels - Covers the basics of what parts make a wheel and how they function together to keep you rolling. We will also provide you with instruction and hand on learning so you can practice truing and tensioning wheels.
Week 5: Brakes - Covers the various types of brakes, provide the general basics of how they each work, and time for hands on learning how to adjust your brakes.
Week 6: Derailleurs - How derailleurs and shifters work and time for hands on learning how to adjust your derailleurs.
Class will meet every Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm starting January 26th. Class sizes are limited to ensure everyone gets ample attention and time to practice - minimum enrollment is 4 students, maximum is 8, so sign up today! The series of 6 classes is $350 per student and requires a $175 deposit to hold your spot.
Individual classes can be purchased for $75 per class, however we will prioritize registration space for series students. As such we will not take deposits to hold individuals classes. For details or to register today, call the shop at 410-605-0705 or stop in.
We are taking advantage of the holiday weekend to get a few minor construction projects completed here at the shop. As such, we will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, January 19th to honor Dr. King and get some projects completed around here. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’ll be open on Tuesday for our normal hours. Thanks for your patience everyone.
Photo credit: our very own Brent Boggs. The shot is of Josh, taken during the weeks of heavy construction we did on our space leading up to the shop opening in December 2008.
Baltimore Bicycle Works will be holding our annual strategic planning meetings this Sunday and Monday, January 11th and 12th and in order to do so we will be CLOSED both of those days.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but please be assured we will be using this time to strengthen our organization and create strategies for continuing to improve your experience here.
The shop will re-open Tuesday with our normal hours of 11am to 7pm. Thank you for your patience as we work to create an even more useful and welcoming space for the community.
Here is another great 2014 model now on deep(er) discount, the Jamis Nova Race 48cm. Now 10% off MSRP and ready to shred at just $1,200. The Nova Race is a very versatile bike and the perfect choice for folks looking for something to get started cyclocross racing with and something they can do some recreational rides on or ride to work during the week.
The Nova Race features a double-butted aluminum main frame, hydro-formed top tube for comfortable portage, 1 1/8-1.5” tapered head tube and a PressFit 30 BB shell. Other notable components on this bike include a 10-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, Avid BB7 brakes and Ritchey cockpit.
The workers here are taking some time to spend with friends and family. Here are our Holiday Hours:
- December 24th: closing at 3pm
- December 25th & 26th: closed
- December 31st: closing at 3pm
- January 1st: closed