Women's Repair Class

 

It's no secret that the cycling industry is very male driven so our goal is to educate women on ways to make their experience more enjoyable. A large portion of the class addresses women's specific products like saddles, clothing and even bicycles. So why do you offer a "women's specific" repair class? The number of female cyclists has risen 30% in the past five years. Our goal is to do what we can to improve these numbers farther.

What will we be covering?

  • What makes a men's and women's bike frame different?
  • hy is my saddle so uncomfortable? Do they make saddles specifically for women?
  • How can I dress to ride to make my ride more enjoyable? Are there any more casual options out there?
  • What are all of those parts on my bike? What do those parts do?
  • What should I take with me on a ride?
  • How do I fix a flat?
  • What regular maintenance do I need to do to my bike?

 

FAQ

  • How do I sign up? Please visit our Eventbrite page to sign up for all of our classes and events. 
  • How much does it cost? $20
  • How long is the class? All of our classes are scheduled for 2 hours but can occasionally run a bit over. 
  • What do I need to bring? Nothing is required. It might not be a bad idea to grab a pen and paper in case you want to jot some notes. 

Additional Resources:

 

League of American Bicyclists - "Women on a Roll"

A product of the League's Women Bike program compiles more than 100 original and trusted sources of data to showcase the growth and potential of female bicyclists in the United States. 

WCA - Women’s Cycling Association

This women’s organization is a non-profit with a focus on raising the equality and representation of women in cycling. A chunk of this is related to competing, but it’s a good cause that benefits all women.

Cycling News - “A Blueprint for Women’s Road Cycling”

This article is a great perspective on women’s cycling. Although it is a bit more focused on the competitive cyclist, there is a lot of great information that translates to the casual rider as well.

Total Women’s Cycling - “Women on Wheels: A History of the Bicycle and Women's Rights”

To sum it up: “The bicycle played a critical role in both the emancipation of women, and the subsequent expansion of the national gene pool. Young women could now travel to neighboring villages and meet a wider circle of young men.”

Saddle Fit

This article addresses some female specific issues with saddle and vaginal discomfort. There are a few really great tips to prevent and cure these uncomfortable situations to keep you in the saddle longer and more comfortably.

Total Women’s Cycling - Bike Fitting

Bike fitting is crucial. We can’t stress that enough. Here are a few points as to how the bike’s geometry relates to a women’s body. There are a few more great reads at the end of this article, too.