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!

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

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
We have limited space available. Click here to register.

COVID-19 UPDATE
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
Click to visit Sombrio

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Ask for details.

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