Learn Bike Repair at Library Hosted Event

Colin Close Cyclists of all ages are invited to have their bikes repaired and learn about proper bike maintenance at the Main Library on Saturday, Aug. 27. These kids are ready to learn to work on their bikes. Left to right: Nathan Kry, Presley Close, Kareena Kang and Francesca Close.

 

Many people ride their bicycles to the library and around the Alameda community. Riders can soon get a free bike tune-up courtesy of the Bike Mobile and the Alameda Free Library. If a bike has begun making one of those mysterious sounds or collecting dust because it has a flat tire, bring it to the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some free repairs and adjustments.  

Technicians with the Bike Mobile can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears and even replace broken or worn out parts like chains, seats and tires. A Fix-A-Flat workshop will also be held at 10:30 a.m.  

While the mechanics repair the bikes, they’ll explain how they work and how to keep bikes running smooth. Bike or no bike, everyone is welcome to attend to learn about maintenance, safety and more.

In addition to getting a tune up, cyclists can add style to their rides with colored tape and other items at the decoration station.

The Bike Mobile will serve guests on a first-come, first- served basis and cannot replace missing gears or wheels.

This service is offered through the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Safe Routes To Schools program, funded by Measure B and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Climate Initiatives program and staffed by Cycles of Change.

Contact the library’s Reference Desk at 747-7713 with any questions.