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COVID-19 Actions and Preparations

Updated June 3, 2021

All of our courses are being offered again, and are being taught in our new designated classroom space at the shop (3020 Minnehaha Ave)! While masks are not required for fully vaccinated participants, we continue to encourage their use especially in a mingled educational setting. 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 COVID-19, 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.


Touring Seminar - FREE!

This 2 hour seminar is designed to provide a great launching point for anyone interested in touring! Whether you've done a couple of weekend trips or have just gotten the idea in your head, this presentation will provide some great insight, tips, and tricks from seasoned Hubsters experienced in long haul distance touring. There will be lecture, presentation, and Q & A.

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Fix-a-Flat Classes - FREE!

This FREE hour-long class is designed to keep you on your bike and enjoying your ride! We’ll go over the tools needed to fix your flat, how to identify its cause, and techniques for making the whole process quick and painless. Bring your bike to practice on and wear clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty. These classes are free of charge with the donation of a canned food item (for our local food shelf).

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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 or no bicycle maintenance experience. This 2-hour course imparts all of the basic wisdom necessary to help you troubleshoot issues with your bicycle. The course covers bike anatomy, wheel removal, tire & tube replacement, cleaning the bike, lubricating the chain, and a Q&A with a professionally-trained Hub Bike Co-op mechanic. Bring your own 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! Reserve your spot at the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

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Complete Tune-Up Class - $125

The course is comprised of two 3-hour sessions. The class is a mix of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on skills development as you learn the basics of a bicycle tune-up. Class topics include: wheel anatomy and basic truing, hub cone adjustments, brake and derailleur adjustments, and basic drivetrain maintenance. Bring your own 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!

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

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.

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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 is someone who is mildly comfortable with simple adjustments on their bike and looking to move to the next level of wisdom! Bring your own 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.

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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.