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Women Who Wrench – MTB Edition

Learn how to take care of your mountain or fat bikes during a five hour, hands-on session. Weather, trail conditions, and safety protocols permitting, at the end of the event attendees are invited to join us for a ride through Hale.

Limited experience is necessary. However, we do require a sense of adventure and willingness to learn & get dirty!

Sunday, September 20, 2020 | 10am to 3pm
The Trading Post Pavilion at Hale
80 Carby St, Westwood, MA  02090

We have limited space available. Click here to register.

For the health and safety of our attendees, we will be implementing the following:

  • The event will be held outside at The Trading Post Pavilion at Hale and under the tents, with mechanics spaced at least 8 – 10 feet apart (if not more) in assigned workspaces.
  • Face masks will be required whenever attendees are outside of their workspace, or when anyone else is within 6 feet.
  • Face shields will be provided and should be worn at all times, regardless of physical distancing.
  • Mechanics should bring their own tools to limit sharing.
  • Gloves, cleaning supplies, and hand sanitizer will also be provided at each mechanic station.
  • Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch, snacks, and reusable water bottle. We will provide some single-serve snacks, drinks, and water for refilling.

During the clinic you will work on your own bike, learning how to:

  • Take apart and clean and maintain your bike to ensure it continues to run smoothly and prolong the life of your bike and major parts.
  • Make minor repairs and adjustments including evaluating and changing a chain, adjusting brakes and shifting and more.
  • Keep your bike shifting & braking smoothly by fixing brakes and drivetrain, setting proper cable tension, changing brake pads, and evaluating and replacing a worn chain.
  • Make major repairs and replace parts including remove and cleaning your crank arms and cassette and replacing cables, and more.
  • Prepare for an emergency, including how to make repairs on the trail.
  • Learn about hydraulic disc brakes including evaluating function, tricks to keep them running well, and maintenance procedures.
  • Setting up suspension and maintaining pivots. 
  • Dealing with dropper posts.
  • Mountain bike tires are a critical aspect of your ride. Learn about different treads, tire pressures, and tubeless setup.  

What you need for the clinic
Make sure to bring:

  • A mountain or fat bike
  • Repair stand
  • Water bottle for refilling
  • Snacks (in case you want something specific)
  • Lunch

Women Who Wrench Clinic is sponsored by:

Colavita Website
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Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Ask for details.