Time & Location
About the Event
Get your bike and head over to The Devil’s Gear Bike Shop, a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) for a basic bicycle maintenance class. This class is for cyclists who know how to ride a bike and would like to learn and practice hands-on basic repairs and adjustments on their bicycles, as well as the essentials to carry on a ride. Even if you are only out for a quick ride, you don’t want to have to push your bike home after getting a flat tire! The class will be offered by the owners of The Devil’s Gear, who are also League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). Depending on Covid-19 restrictions and the need for social distancing, the venue will either be at The Devil’s Gear or outside. Registrants will be notified 48 hours in advance of the venue for this class. The class limit is 4 participants.
General Instructions for all NHCAT Bike Education Classes.
Improve your bike handling skills, learn the rules of the road, and build confidence when riding your bike!
New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation (NHCAT) offers bike education classes for people of all ages and abilities. There is no charge for individuals who register for classes through the NHCAT website. Free new helmets will be available for all who need one. All classes are taught by instructors who have been trained and certified by the League of American Bicyclists.
NHCAT charges a modest fee for businesses, organizations and universities that want classes specifically for their constituents and not open to the public. New free helmets are given to all participants who need one. For information, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for All Participants (see below for Learn to Ride and the Bike Maintenance classes).
- Must be able to ride a bicycle for at least one mile
- Bring a bicycle in good working condition
- Bring a properly fitting bicycle helmet if you have one. Free new helmets will be given to all who need one.
- Sign the NHCAT waiver
- Bring a bottle of water, light snacks or fruit, and sunblock
- Bring a face mask in case you are asked to wear one while indoors
Bike Maintenance Class
This class will teach you to perform basic repairs on your own bicycle. It will help if your bike is clean. Do not expect to make major repairs - you may be asked to leave if your bike needs extensive servicing. There will be a charge for any parts that are used or ordered by The Devil’s Gear Bike Shop. Registration will be limited to 4 participants. Bring a face mask in case you are asked to wear one while indoors.
Requirements for Minors 14-17
Minors ages 14 to 17 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian for the duration of each class, including any group ride. Parents/guardians must sign a waiver for the minor(s).