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Bikes Not Bombs Mechanic Classes

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 13

July 14, 2009
July 16, 2009
August 6, 2009
September 17, 2009
October 22, 2009
November 5, 2009

Very interesting and awesome set of classes at BNB take a look!

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ADULT BIKE MECHANIC CLASSES AND CLINICS
www.bikesnotbombs.org/bikeshop-classes

Basic Mechanics Class – starting July 14th

Queer-only Basic Mechanics class – starting July 16th

And new for 2009! Free, single-evening clinics on topics relevant to the urban bicycle rider.
Registration isn’t necessary, but call the shop at 617-522-0226 or check our website to
confirm the dates:
Thursday July 9 – Fixing a Flat
Thursday August 6 – Pre-ride Safety Check
Thursday September 17 – Bicycle Touring
Thursday October 22 – Bike Fit
Thursday November 5 – Winter Commuting


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Lance Armstrong’s Coach Visits Wheelworks, Go Ride With Him

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 08

September 17, 2009
2:00 pmto8:00 pm

Got this in the ole mail box today, looks like it might be a good time. Show up, ask all your pressing Lance questions, get your books signed, get your calves critiqued, umm talk about this years tour. Honestly the more I think about it the more this sounds like fun.

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Lance Armstrong’s coach makes New England stop at Belmont Wheelworks for group ride & book signing:

Internationally known cycling coach Chris Carmichael to promote new book

“The Time-Crunched Cyclist”

WHAT: Love staying in shape? No time for exercise? Think Lance Armstrong is awesome? Two words for you: Chris Carmichael, who’ll be in town to sign his new book, The Time Crunched Cyclist, and to answer your questions in person about how to fit some reasonable riding into your unreasonable schedule. Carmichael, who coached Lance to seven consecutive Tour de France victories and this year’s comeback third place, makes his only New England stop at the Belmont WHEELWORKS on September 17th with a group ride and a Q & A. Says Carmichael, “We’re not 20 anymore. Many of us have families and jobs and can’t commit to 10 or more hours per week on our bikes. For most of us, “your training program is the only thing stopping you from enjoying cycling the way you used to. Why? Because predominant theories in training are still stuck in the 1980s.”

The event will begin with a 2-hour group ride for up to 40 local cyclists led by Carmichael. All riders should be intermediate level or more advanced and be able to maintain a 17 to 19 mph pace. After the ride, the public is invited to a clinic and book signing reception sponsored by GU Energy Labs at the Belmont WHEELWORKS. You have to register for the ride by emailing [email protected] and all are welcome to the book signing reception later in the evening.

WHEN: Thursday, September 17th

3:30pm Ride Meeting Time at Belmont Wheelworks

4:00pm Ride Departure

6:30pm-8pm Clinic & refreshments at Belmont Wheelworks following the ride

WHERE: Belmont WHEELWORKS 480 Trapelo Road Belmont, MA 617.489.3577

COST: The ride and in-store appearance are free and open to the public.


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