Classes and Resources

Our classes vary by season and by staffing capacity of the organization. Currently, we do not have any specialized repair classes. Please visit our Community Open Shop or Grease Rag (Femme/Trans/Women/Gender Non-Conforming/Two Spirit) nights to learn hands-on bicycle repair.

Current Class Offerings

Learn to Ride
This is a class that teaches the basics of how to ride and pedal a bicycle for adults who have never learned, or for whom it’s been a long time. Our curriculum starts with and emphasizes learning to balance, followed by learning to pedal. Then, we progress to working on basic bike handling skills and how to ride in the road. We provide helmets and bikes for participants during the class. For more information, please go to our Learn to Ride page.

Past Class Offerings

  • ABC(Q)s of Bike Maintenance
  • How To Buy a Bike
  • Street Skills

Bike Resources

Cycles for Change no longer has programming through which adults can earn or receive a bike for free. Although Cycles for Change both recognizes and sees the demand within our communities for quality bikes at no financial cost, due to the lack of grant resources for free bikes, it was not feasible for us to continue our Bike Grant program in 2018.

Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles is a resource for free bicycles in the Twin Cities.

Repair Resources

Several bicycle skill and repair workshops happen within the Twin Cities. Please check with these organizations for current offerings:

Instructional Videos

Quick Bike Check-up

 

How to Fix a Flat Tire

 

Wheel Truing

 

What to Bring in Your Bike Travel Kit