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COVID-19 Actions and Preparations

Updated June 9, 2022

-We no longer require visitors to wear a mask while shopping or checking in bikes for service at our shop, but masks are strongly encouraged (starting June 10th, 2022). Shop safety protocols are subject to updated guidelines from the CDC and MN Department of Health. Our mask policy follows Hennepin County's Covid Community Level and is subject to change when status is no longer "Low" as voted by the the cooperative. 

Classes will still REQUIRE masks no matter vaccination status.

-If you are experiencing symptoms of illness or have tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home

All of our bike maintenance courses are being offered again, and are being taught in our designated classroom space at the shop (3020 Minnehaha Ave)! As always, our benches allow for students to all use an individual set of tools that are cleaned before and after each class. The classroom space also allows for maintaining physical distance with Hub workers and community members. If you have tested positive for, or are experiencing symptoms of illness, please stay home and contact us at classes@thehubbikecoop.biz to inquire about rescheduling your class.


Registration links for each course can be found with the course descriptions below.
You can also check out our calendar for specific dates, times, and other relevant updates about individual events.


Classes at The Hub

Classes are held at the Hub’s 3016 Minnehaha Avenue location (unless otherwise noted). Most classes are limited to four people so you’ll receive quality attention. Be sure to bring your bike and a set of clothes that you don’t mind getting greasy! See below for detailed descriptions and prices.

The Hub's Education Department is also officially recognized as a Park Tool School!

How to Sign Up:

Reserve your spot in the Classes section of our Online Catalog. If you'd like to see an overview of all courses and times, check out upcoming classes on our events calendar.

Email any questions to classes@thehubbikecoop.biz.


Introduction to Tubeless Set Up - $40

This two hour course is a discussion and walk through of what makes a tubeless system work and will equip students with the knowledge and skills to do, at the very least, each students’ own tubeless set up. All parts will be discounted 10%, and students will have time to do both wheels for a set. If parts are needed, all students should attempt to go to the shop to order a part at least a week before the class.

These classes will be held at our Oak St location throughout June and July of 2022.Come and learn to fix your flat! Space is limited, so please register to reserve your free spot!

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Fix-a-Flat Classes - FREE!

This hour-long class is designed to keep you on your bike and enjoying your ride! This course covers tools needed to fix a flat, how to identify its cause, and techniques for making the whole process quick and painless. Bring a bike to practice on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. These classes are free of charge. Note: this class is for tubed tires only! If you have questions, please contact us at classes@thehubbikecoop.biz

These classes will be held at our Oak St location throughout June and July of 2022.Come and learn to fix your flat! Space is limited, so please register to reserve your free spot!

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Mountain Bike Maintenance - $185

This course is comprised of three(3x) 2-hour sessions covering all of the essentials for keeping your mountain bike in great shape. The course will cover suspension maintenance, hydraulic brake work, and trailside fixes. Students will ideally have either taken the Complete Tune Up course, or have a good foundation of basic bicycle mechanics including wheel truing, shifting adjustments, and bike anatomy.

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Introduction to Basic Maintenance - $50

This course is intended for students with little to no prior bike maintenance or repair experience, and is intended as a platform for you to gain the foundational knowledge necessary to keep your bike riding smoothly and safely. This course covers:  bike anatomy; wheel, tire, and tube removal; essential troubleshooting techniques with cable actuated brake and shifting systems. Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools day of class!

These classes will be held at our Oak St location throughout June and July of 2022.Come and learn to fix your flat! Space is limited, so please register to reserve your free spot!

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Complete Tune-Up Class - $125

This course consists of two 3-hour sessions. The format of this class is a mixture of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on skills development designed to help students learn the foundation of a bicycle tune-up. This course covers wheel anatomy and truing, bearing adjustments, cable actuated brake and shift adjustments and basic drivetrain maintenance. Although it is not a prerequisite, this is a great follow-up class to our Introduction to Basic Maintenance course, and some bike maintenance and repair familiarity is recommended. There are no cable or component installations covered in this class. Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools day of class! Note: Due to varying skill levels & time constraints, students’ bikes may not be 100% tuned up at course completion since the focus is on teaching the skills.

This class is also specifically available for femme/trans/women (FTW) groups. 


**This Class is Currently on hold! Our classroom is being revamped -- construction should finish in August, which is when we hope to resume this class! Thank you for your interest! You can email classes@thehubbikecoop.biz to get on our waitlist for when the classes resume!**

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Drivetrain Overhaul Class - $100 (cables, housing not included)

This 4-hour class will focus on shifting systems. The class covers removal & reinstallation of the chain, cassette/freewheel, crankset and derailleurs. Customers will also learn how to replace their shift cables & housing (available with a 10% discount). The ideal person for this class has either completed the Complete Tune course (though not required), or someone who's comfortable with simple adjustments on their bike and is looking to build upon that foundation. Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools on the day of class! 

Note:  due to varying skill levels & time constraints, students’ bikes may not be 100% tuned up at course completion since the focus is on teaching the skills.

**This Class is Currently on hold! Our classroom is being revamped -- construction should finish in August, which is when we hope to resume this class! Thank you for your interest! You can email classes@thehubbikecoop.biz to get on our waitlist for when the classes resume!**

Sign Up Now!

Off-Site Seminars - $150/hour

Are you interested in having our staff come to you to teach a seminar? This can be done!

Email: classes@thehubbikecoop.biz for more information or to request a custom class or private lesson. Not all ideas will be possible, but it won’t hurt to ask!

Custom Classes & Private Lessons - $100/hour

This is your opportunity to learn more advanced skills, work around your busy schedule or just get some one-on-one instruction from professional industry veterans. Classes are a mix of lecture, demonstration and hands-on skills development as you will be learn the proper procedure for maintaining any part of you bike. Potential class topics include but are not limited to: internal hub service, hydraulic brake service, suspension service, lighting systems, computer integration, fit adjustments and more. 

Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools day of class! You will leave this class with a customized list of tools and supplies for your specific needs and a better understanding of how to keep your bike working at peak performance.

Email: classes@thehubbikecoop.biz for more information or to request a custom class or private lesson. Not all ideas will be possible, but it won’t hurt to ask!

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING!

"I was completely satisfied - if anything, I learned more than I expected : ) "
(Basic Maintenance Class)

"Everything was great. It was a great intro class, covering everything I could manage to maintain myself. I'm definitely using this knowledge the rest of the year."
(Basic Maintenance Class)

"I felt like I learned so much, but not too much for my first time. I'm definitely going to take the next level class. I really enjoyed this!! : )"
(Basic Maintenance Class)

"Explained material w/ both technical & lay vocab. Good about correcting tech. language use. I liked that she used our bikes for demo. I wish I had learned to true wheels - but I'll just do the next class! Excellent!"
(Basic Maintenance Class)

"I learned a great amount of terminology, which was appreciated. There were a great collection of examples. It was very well planned. The class size was awesome! More topics would have been overwhelming. I think this was just right. Thank you so much."
(Complete Tune)

Hub Education Refund and Class Cancellation Policy:

Deposits are transferable and/or refundable with at least 1 week (7 calendar days) notice before the date of class.
Transfers may be accommodated with less than 1 week notice only if a comparable class has openings available.
For two-session classes, students must complete first session before attending the second.
The second session of a two part class can be rescheduled, with at least 48 hour notice, to the next available second session of the same class.
Fix-a-Flat classes may be cancelled due to weather with no advanced notice, if no in-door alternative space is available. The class will be re-scheduled as soon as possible.
All two-session classes must be canceled as a pair.
Classes may be cancelled only if fewer than 2 paying students are registered.
Classes will be officially cancelled at least 48 hours before start date.
Any students that have registered and paid for a class that is cancelled are to be offered either a refund or transfer to a future class, whichever they prefer.