The Park Tool School is a bicycle repair and maintenance course designed specifically for the home mechanic, taught by your very own professional mechanics and Mello Velo! The method of instruction is a mixture of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on labs — plus we keep you caffeinated and/or well fed! We follow curriculum outlined in Park Tool’s Big Blue Book of Repair, and tailor it so that everyone can learn how to do their own basic repairs and preventive maintenance.
***However, as of December 2018, Park Tool is completely updating their Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and has been SOLD OUT for months! We will be following their latest Edition and offering our "Intro to Bike Maintenance" Class at a reduced rate, since it will not include the text book. If you can get your hands on a Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair we HIGHLY recommend that you purchase it or borrow it for use during this class!***
Class size is limited to 6 students (maximum size 8) so that we can work closely with you during labs, and to ensure enough space and supplies for everyone.
All classes include 6+ hours of hands-on instruction, drink chips to use on a beverage of your choice in the Cafe, 10% OFF an Individual Yearly Membership to our Community Wrench Bench, and the opportunity to purchase the Park Tool Shop Apron and the Park Tool AK-38 Tool Kit (a $330 value) at a package price, for just an additional $275. All course graduates receive the option of assembling and purchasing their own tool kits at 25% off and the opportunity to schedule one follow-up day. The follow-up day allows students to bring in their own bikes and work on them under the watchful eyes of an instructor.
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