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By Andrew Mockler updated 1/09/20
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  • Bike Workshop: Introduction to Your Bike
    Tuesday, December 8

    Our Club has elisted the bike shop "ride of pleasantville" to conduct bike repair and maintenance workshops for those who wish to participate, as we did last year.  The shop owner, Stef Pappalardo, will conduct each workshop.  Pre-payment is required and non-refundable (unless we cancel the workshop). 

    This first workshop is called: Introduction to Your Bike and will cover basic information about your bike, what the various parts are, how they work together, what's likely to go wrong over time and how to work to avoid problems.  We'll also cover what tools and spare parts are good to carry and what safety devices you should have on your bike.  This is a great workshop for those who may be new to biking and are interested in learning about their bikes.  [NB We will not be discussing e-bikes]

    Please note we are cognizant that we are not out of the woods with Covid-19 yet.  This workshop will work to maintain safety protocols recommended by NYS and the CDC but clearly for those who are not comfortable, we would urge you not to attend.  Also, should we see a significant spike in local cases or should NYS or some other authority issue new guidelines, these workshops could well be impacted.

    Further, due to Covid-19 issues, we are requiring the following safety practices for each workshop:

    • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANY CAPACITY OR FASHION WHATSOEVER
    • Surgical or N95 masks are required to be worn throughout each workshop covering mouth and nose - gaiters are not acceptable
    • There will be a maximum of 4 WCC members per workshop plus the instructor and we will maintain social distancing
    • Please bring hand sanitizer to each workshop and use as appropriate - especially if handling tools or parts that others will handle
    • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the workshop
     

  • Bike Workshop: Flat Tire Workshop
    Tuesday, December 15

    Our Club has elisted the bike shop "ride of pleasantville" to conduct bike repair and maintenance workshops for those who wish to participate, as we did last year.  The shop owner, Stef Pappalardo, will conduct each workshop.  Pre-payment is required and non-refundable (unless we cancel the workshop). 


    This second workshop is called: Flat Tire Workshop and will cover why flats happen, how to fix a flat and what tools and materials you should carry with you to fix the flat.  Flat tires are probably the most common problem that bikers will face and not knowing how to fix a flat (and being able to diagnose what caused the flat in the first place) are really essential unless you like walking a lot.  Part of fixing a flat is also knowing how to take a wheel off and put it back on - front and back - and we'll cover that as well.


    Please note we are cognizant that we are not out of the woods with Covid-19 yet.  This workshop will work to maintain safety protocols recommended by NYS and the CDC but clearly for those who are not comfortable, we would urge you not to attend.  Also, should we see a significant spike in local cases or should NYS or some other authority issue new guidelines, these workshops could well be impacted.


    Further, due to Covid-19 issues, we are requiring the following safety practices for each workshop:




      • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANY CAPACITY OR FASHION WHATSOEVER





      • Surgical or N95 masks are required to be worn throughout each workshop covering mouth and nose - gaiters are not acceptable





      • There will be a maximum of 4 WCC members per workshop plus the instructor and we will maintain social distancing





      • Please bring hand sanitizer to each workshop and use as appropriate - especially if handling tools or parts that others will handle





      • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the workshop



     

  • Bike Workshop: Brake Maintenance - RIM BRAKES ONLY
    Tuesday, January 5

    Our Club has elisted the bike shop "ride of pleasantville" to conduct bike repair and maintenance workshops for those who wish to participate, as we did last year.  The shop owner, Stef Pappalardo, will conduct each workshop.  Pre-payment is required and non-refundable (unless we cancel the workshop). 

    This third workshop is called: Brake Maintenance - RIM BRAKES ONLY and will cover how to keep brake pads aligned (so no squeaking), how to know when to replace pads, how to replace them and which pads are best for the conditions you ride in and type of bike you have.

    Please note we are cognizant that we are not out of the woods with Covid-19 yet.  This workshop will work to maintain safety protocols recommended by NYS and the CDC but clearly for those who are not comfortable, we would urge you not to attend.  Also, should we see a significant spike in local cases or should NYS or some other authority issue new guidelines, these workshops could well be impacted.

    Further, due to Covid-19 issues, we are requiring the following safety practices for each workshop:

    • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANY CAPACITY OR FASHION WHATSOEVER
    • Surgical or N95 masks are required to be worn throughout each workshop covering mouth and nose - gaiters are not acceptable
    • There will be a maximum of 4 WCC members per workshop plus the instructor and we will maintain social distancing
    • Please bring hand sanitizer to each workshop and use as appropriate - especially if handling tools or parts that others will handle
    • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the workshop

  • Bike Workshop: Cable Maintanence and Repair
    Tuesday, January 19

    Our Club has elisted the bike shop "ride of pleasantville" to conduct bike repair and maintenance workshops for those who wish to participate, as we did last year.  The shop owner, Stef Pappalardo, will conduct each workshop.  Pre-payment is required and non-refundable (unless we cancel the workshop). 

    This fifth workshop is called: Cable Maintanence and How to Change Out Cables and will cover how to change out the various cables on your bike, what to carry with you when riding in case a cable breaks and how to maintain cables over time.

    Please note we are cognizant that we are not out of the woods with Covid-19 yet.  This workshop will work to maintain safety protocols recommended by NYS and the CDC but clearly for those who are not comfortable, we would urge you not to attend.  Also, should we see a significant spike in local cases or should NYS or some other authority issue new guidelines, these workshops could well be impacted.

    Further, due to Covid-19 issues, we are requiring the following safety practices for each workshop:

    • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANY CAPACITY OR FASHION WHATSOEVER
    • Surgical or N95 masks are required to be worn throughout each workshop covering mouth and nose - gaiters are not acceptable
    • There will be a maximum of 4 WCC members per workshop plus the instructor and we will maintain social distancing
    • Please bring hand sanitizer to each workshop and use as appropriate - especially if handling tools or parts that others will handle
    • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the workshop
     

  • Bike Workshop: How To Adjust Rear Derailleurs
    Tuesday, January 26

    Our Club has elisted the bike shop "ride of pleasantville" to conduct bike repair and maintenance workshops for those who wish to participate, as we did last year.  The shop owner, Stef Pappalardo, will conduct each workshop.  Pre-payment is required and non-refundable (unless we cancel the workshop). 


    This sixth workshop is called: How To Adjust Rear Derailleurs and will cover the great mystery to so many of us - how to adjust the rear derailleur so our shifting is smooth, quiet and precise. 


    Please note we are cognizant that we are not out of the woods with Covid-19 yet.  This workshop will work to maintain safety protocols recommended by NYS and the CDC but clearly for those who are not comfortable, we would urge you not to attend.  Also, should we see a significant spike in local cases or should NYS or some other authority issue new guidelines, these workshops could well be impacted.


    Further, due to Covid-19 issues, we are requiring the following safety practices for each workshop:



    • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANY CAPACITY OR FASHION WHATSOEVER



    • Surgical or N95 masks are required to be worn throughout each workshop covering mouth and nose - gaiters are not acceptable



    • There will be a maximum of 4 WCC members per workshop plus the instructor and we will maintain social distancing



    • Please bring hand sanitizer to each workshop and use as appropriate - especially if handling tools or parts that others will handle



    • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the workshop


     

  • Bike Workshop: How To Adjust Front Derailleurs
    Tuesday, February 2

    Our Club has elisted the bike shop "ride of pleasantville" to conduct bike repair and maintenance workshops for those who wish to participate, as we did last year.  The shop owner, Stef Pappalardo, will conduct each workshop.  Pre-payment is required and non-refundable (unless we cancel the workshop). 


    This seventh workshop is called: How To Front Derailleurs and will cover the other great mystery to so many of us - how to adjust the front derailleur so our shifting is smooth, quiet and precise on the chain ring.  We'll also cover how the front and rear derailleur systems work together.  Clearly this workshop will build on the previous workshop.    


    Please note we are cognizant that we are not out of the woods with Covid-19 yet.  This workshop will work to maintain safety protocols recommended by NYS and the CDC but clearly for those who are not comfortable, we would urge you not to attend.  Also, should we see a significant spike in local cases or should NYS or some other authority issue new guidelines, these workshops could well be impacted.


    Further, due to Covid-19 issues, we are requiring the following safety practices for each workshop:




      • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANY CAPACITY OR FASHION WHATSOEVER





      • Surgical or N95 masks are required to be worn throughout each workshop covering mouth and nose - gaiters are not acceptable





      • There will be a maximum of 4 WCC members per workshop plus the instructor and we will maintain social distancing





      • Please bring hand sanitizer to each workshop and use as appropriate - especially if handling tools or parts that others will handle





      • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the workshop


  • Bike Workshop: Cassette, Chain and Chain Ring Maintanence and Repair
    Tuesday, February 9

    Our Club has elisted the bike shop "ride of pleasantville" to conduct bike repair and maintenance workshops for those who wish to participate, as we did last year.  The shop owner, Stef Pappalardo, will conduct each workshop.  Pre-payment is required and non-refundable (unless we cancel the workshop). 


    This eighth workshop is called: Cassette, Chain and Chain Ring Maintenance and Repair and will cover the different types of cassettes, which is best for how you ride; how to repair / replace a chain and what tools you'll need and how to ensure the chain ring is working optimally.     


    Please note we are cognizant that we are not out of the woods with Covid-19 yet.  This workshop will work to maintain safety protocols recommended by NYS and the CDC but clearly for those who are not comfortable, we would urge you not to attend.  Also, should we see a significant spike in local cases or should NYS or some other authority issue new guidelines, these workshops could well be impacted.


    Further, due to Covid-19 issues, we are requiring the following safety practices for each workshop:





        • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANY CAPACITY OR FASHION WHATSOEVER







        • Surgical or N95 masks are required to be worn throughout each workshop covering mouth and nose - gaiters are not acceptable







        • There will be a maximum of 4 WCC members per workshop plus the instructor and we will maintain social distancing







        • Please bring hand sanitizer to each workshop and use as appropriate - especially if handling tools or parts that others will handle







        • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the workshop



  • Bike Workshop: Wheel Maintanence, Basic Truing and Spoke Repair
    Tuesday, February 16

    Our Club has elisted the bike shop "ride of pleasantville" to conduct bike repair and maintenance workshops for those who wish to participate, as we did last year.  The shop owner, Stef Pappalardo, will conduct each workshop.  Pre-payment is required and non-refundable (unless we cancel the workshop). 


    This ninth workshop is called: Wheel Maintenance, Basic Truing and Spoke Repair and will cover how to keep wheels working well, how to repair a spoke that might break when you're riding and what tools you'd need to do that.  We'll likely not get too sophisticated with truing but show you how to use a basic truing tool if you're out on a ride and something goes awry.      


    Please note we are cognizant that we are not out of the woods with Covid-19 yet.  This workshop will work to maintain safety protocols recommended by NYS and the CDC but clearly for those who are not comfortable, we would urge you not to attend.  Also, should we see a significant spike in local cases or should NYS or some other authority issue new guidelines, these workshops could well be impacted.


    Further, due to Covid-19 issues, we are requiring the following safety practices for each workshop:






          • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANY CAPACITY OR FASHION WHATSOEVER









          • Surgical or N95 masks are required to be worn throughout each workshop covering mouth and nose - gaiters are not acceptable









          • There will be a maximum of 4 WCC members per workshop plus the instructor and we will maintain social distancing









          • Please bring hand sanitizer to each workshop and use as appropriate - especially if handling tools or parts that others will handle









          • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the workshop





     

     

     

  • Bike Workshop: Preventative Maintenance and Open Questions
    Tuesday, February 23

    Our Club has elisted the bike shop "ride of pleasantville" to conduct bike repair and maintenance workshops for those who wish to participate, as we did last year.  The shop owner, Stef Pappalardo, will conduct each workshop.  Pre-payment is required and non-refundable (unless we cancel the workshop). 


    This tenth and last workshop is called: Preventative Maintenance and Open Questions and will cover how to keep your bike in good running order with tasks like chain cleaning and lubing, oiling moving parts (e.g. derailleurs) and what to look for that might just wear out from use (bottom brackets!!).  We'll also open the workshop, time allowing, to any questions on other subjects that anyone has.   


    Please note we are cognizant that we are not out of the woods with Covid-19 yet.  This workshop will work to maintain safety protocols recommended by NYS and the CDC but clearly for those who are not comfortable, we would urge you not to attend.  Also, should we see a significant spike in local cases or should NYS or some other authority issue new guidelines, these workshops could well be impacted.


    Further, due to Covid-19 issues, we are requiring the following safety practices for each workshop:







            • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANY CAPACITY OR FASHION WHATSOEVER











            • Surgical or N95 masks are required to be worn throughout each workshop covering mouth and nose - gaiters are not acceptable











            • There will be a maximum of 4 WCC members per workshop plus the instructor and we will maintain social distancing











            • Please bring hand sanitizer to each workshop and use as appropriate - especially if handling tools or parts that others will handle











            • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the workshop






     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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