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Bikes Not Bombs Mechanics Job Training Course

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 04

January 19, 2009 11:00 amtoMarch 21, 2009 11:00 am

MECHANICS JOB TRAINING COURSE
January 19th – March 21st

Interested in the bicycle industry but don’t know where to develop your skills? Bikes Not Bombs is offering an 80 hour bike mechanics apprenticeship course designed to graduate participants into jobs at local area bike shops upon completion. BNB offers 9 class placements, for teens (15 and up) and adults that are serious about becoming professional bike mechanics, but don’t have formal training. In past years graduates have taken jobs at Bikes Not Bombs, Broadway Bicycle School, Ferris Wheels, Community Bike Shop, Cambridge Bike and other bike related businesses. The cost varies based on need, and fee waivers are available.

The course meets three days a week: Mondays 3:30-6:30, Wednesdays 3:30-6:30, and Saturdays 2:00-5:00

See full info and download an application here (scroll down)
Applications must be received by January 9th to be considered.

Contact Matt Picard at [email protected] or 617-522-0222


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Bike Repair Classes at Ferris Wheels

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 04

January 8, 2009 11:00 amtoFebruary 5, 2009 11:00 am
February 19, 2009 11:00 amtoMarch 19, 2009 11:00 am

more info here.

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop in Jamaica Plain (the original location for BNB’s bike collection and international shipping) is offering 2 series of bike repair classes. One series runs January 8th – February 5th, and the other February 19th – March 19th. For more information or to register, stop by Ferris Wheels at 66 South Street in Jamaica Plain or call 617-524-BIKE. See the full info on the classes here.


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Rails To Trails Conservancy Meeting

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 25

March 3, 2009
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.*, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy(RTC), the city of Somerville and other communities along the Mystic River will host a town hall meeting at Tufts University in Somerville, Mass. At this meeting they will share exciting plans to make your region a more walkable, bikeable place to live, work and play, and provide you with opportunities to be part of the process.

Somerville is spearheading an effort to engage the Boston region in RTC’s 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation to double the amount of money the federal government invests in walking and biking. Specifically, we are targeting $50 million to each of dozens of communities, including those along the Mystic River, Boston and Cambridge, to build a complete network of safe places to walk and bike more and drive less.

RTC Northeast Regional Office Director Tom Sexton, Trail Development Manager Carl Knoch and Policy Outreach Manager Kartik Sribarra will be available to talk with you and answer your questions, along with local leaders.

*What:* “Active Transportation in the Boston Region”
*Where:* Tufts University (Barnum Hall, Room 104), College Avenue, Somerville/Medford, Mass. Maps and directions are here
*When:* Tuesday, March 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.*
*Why:* To learn about and coordinate efforts to make the Mystic Valley and the Boston region a better place to live, work and play through more walking and biking.

* Light snacks and beverages will be served during a brief networking period at 6 p.m. The program will start at 6:30.

*Please RSVP now.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Winslow, city of
Somerville, at 617.625.6600 ext. 2519 or [email protected]


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Broadway Bicycle School Classes

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 24

February 17, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
February 18, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
February 24, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
February 25, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
March 3, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
March 4, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
March 10, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
March 11, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
March 17, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
March 18, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Broadway Bicycle School is offering two sections of its Basic class starting in February. The Basic class is part lecture and part hands-on work on your own bike. The five classes cover- fixing a flat, front hub adjustment, brake adjustment, chain replacement and rear derailleur adjustment.

February/March Schedule:
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm, February 17th – March 17th. Cost $120
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm, February 18th – March 18th. Cost: $120.

Click here for more information or call 617 868 3392 to sign up


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