Classes

All classes are held at the GObike Community Workshop (98 Colvin Ave.) on Sundays from 6-8 p.m. Pay what you can. Our suggested donation is $10 & most classes are limited to 10 people. Please RSVP to stacy-at-gobikebuffalo.org at least TWO days prior to class if you plan to attend.

Please visit our events calendar for a list of upcoming classes.

Special Classes

This summer, GObike will offer its award-winning Recycle-a-Bicycle program to aspiring wrenches, grease monkeys and bike nerds of all ages at our Community Workshop!

Just like our afterschool program, participants will receive hands-on instruction rebuilding their bikes with all the personalized customizations and modifications to create the ideal ride. We invite students of all ages to come grab a wrench and learn what makes a bike roll.

Adult Recycle-a-Bike
5 spots available 
RSVP to Stacy at stacy-at-gobikebuffalo.org by Friday, June 30.
This four-week class runs every Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. from July 7 through July 28.

Base price for the class is $60 and includes instruction from one of our trained mechanics as well as a GObike Buffalo membership. Participants can bring their own bike to work on or purchase one from the workshop. Additional costs may apply for any new or used parts required to refurbish your chosen bicycle. 

 

Youth Recycle-a-Bike
5 spots available (for ages 10 to 17)
RSVP to Stacy at stacy-at-gobikebuffalo.org by Friday, July 7.
This five-week class runs every Tuesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. from July 11 through Aug. 8.

Cost of the class is $100 and includes a used bicycle, helmet, light set and lock. Class subjects will include learning to refurbish a bicycle and a culminating bike ride focused on road safety. 

 

Sunday Classes 

Fix a Flat 
Learn the ins and outs of fixing a flat. Includes hands on instruction on tube patching and tube and tire removal and re-installation. We will also discuss different types of punctures as well as flat prevention.

Basic Maintenance 
This class will give you the knowledge you need to keep your ride rolling. Students will learn about proper frame, brake, and drive train maintenance as well as how to asses and describe common problems. Students are encouraged to bring their own bicycles to work on.


Learn to Ride (Adult) 
The first half of this class will focus on bike safety and the rules of the road. The second half involves putting those things into practice with a ride. We will split up into two groups based on experience. One group will learn how to ride a bike while the other will learn how to properly ride in traffic. Suggested for ages 13-Adult (anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Students should bring a bike in good working order that fits them and a helmet. Please email stacy-at-gobikebuffalo.org if you have any questions or need help finding a bike.


Learn to Ride (Youth) 
The first half of this class will focus on bike safety. The second half will focus on learning to ride a bike. Students will practice balancing, braking and turning, and how to ride safely in different situations. Suggested for ages 5-12. Students should bring a bike in good working order that fits them, helmet, and a parent or guardian. Please email stacy-at-gobikebuffalo.org if you have questions or need help finding a bike.

June 25, 2017, 6-8 pm
Class: Learn to Ride (Adult)

From bike safety to riding in traffic, master the skills you need to take to the roads with confidence this summer.

July 2-July 4, 2017
Workshop Closed

The Workshop will be closed for Silo City Alive and the holiday weekend. Happy Independence Day!

July 9, 2017, 6-8 pm
Class: Basic Maintenance

This class will give you the knowledge you need to keep your ride rolling!

July 16, 2017, 6-8 pm
Class: Learn to Ride (Youth)

Kids can learn how to ride a bike safely and confidently in this class just for them.

July 23, 2017
Class: Fix a Flat

It happens to everyone — that pop and the hiss of escaping air. Come get some hands-on instruction and don't let a flat tire ruin your ride ever again!

July 30, 2017, 6-8 pm
Class: Basic Maintenance

This class will give you the knowledge you need to keep your ride rolling!