Cycling Education & Clinics at Arlington Velo Sport

Below you will find upcoming dates of classes and clinics that we have to help you with your cycling adventures. If there is something you would like to learn, let us know by calling us at 360-629-6415 or clicking here.

 

January 21st, 2020

HOW TO: Trailside chain and derailleur adjustments

6:15-7:30pm

Cost: $20

6 spots available

Call 360-629-6415 to reserve your spot now!

In this installment, we will learn how to make trail side adjustments to your chain and derailleur so that you can continue your ride if something were to happen to where your bike is no longer shifting how it is supposed to. This includes troubleshooting, how to make quick and simple adjustments as well as how to break a chain and reconnect it using a quicklink. 

The derailleur is the shifting mechanism that moves the chain to where it needs to be on the rear cog/gears.

*20% off all in-store purchases during clinic

 

January 28th, 2020

HOW TO: Cleaning your bike to have it work better for longer

6:15-7:30pm

Cost: FREE!

6 spots available

Call 360-629-6415 to reserve your spot now!

Don't let the grime ruin your ride!

In this clinic, we will focus on the basics of cleaning your bicycle in order to keep it operating as it should. There are a few tips and tricks we can teach you to reduce the time it takes while simultaneously extending the life of certain components.

Dirt, road grime, and other debris that can be picked up over time can wreak havoc on your drivetrain, brakes, and other components. A few minutes after every ride, or even every couple of rides can extend the life of your chain, derailleur, gears, brake pads, etc.  

*20% off all in-store purchases during clinic

February 4th, 2020

HOW TO: Fix a flat tire with a tube.

6:15-7:30pm

Cost: Free!

6 spots available

Call 360-629-6415 to reserve your spot now!

Trailside flat tires are unfortunately apart of this great sport of cycling. In this clinic, we will be teaching you how to repair a flat tire using a new inner tube, as well as patching a punctured inner tube to get you back on the trail and home.

This is a great hands on clinic so bring your own wheel in to learn how to install a new tube in your wheel. If you aren't comfortable removing your wheels on your own, feel free to bring your whole bike and we will assist you, or you can learn on one of our bikes.

*20% off all in-store purchases during clinic.

Past clinics held at Arlington Velo Sport

Below you can read about different clinics that we have put on. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or let us know if you would like to attend a clinic.


HOW TO:

Fix a flat tire with a tube.

This was a great hands on clinic where the customers brought their own wheel in to learn how to install a new tube in your wheel. 
If you missed this clinic and would like some information on how to change a flat tire out on the trail side, contact us or you can click here and read this article.

HOW TO:

Tubeless conversion

Going tubeless can be a great improvement to ride quality for many riders. Tubeless allows you to be able to run lower tire pressures for extra traction as well as saving weight due to not having a tube in your wheel.  It can also provide extra protection against flat tires as small punctures are generally sealed with sealant inside the tire. 

Feel free to ask us about more information if going tubeless is something you are interested in.

 

HOW TO:

Adjusting your chain and derailleur

See the recap here

In this installment, we learned how to make trail side adjustments to your chain and derailleur so that you can continue your ride if something were to happen to where your bike is no longer shifting how it is supposed to. This includes troubleshooting, how to make quick and simple adjustments as well as how to break a chain and reconnect it using a quicklink. 

The derailleur is the shifting mechanism that moves the chain to where it needs to be on the rear cog/gears.

 

HOW TO:

Cleaning your bike to have it work better for longer

In this clinic, we focused on the basics of cleaning your bicycle in order to keep it operating as it should. 

Dirt, road grime, and other debris that can be picked up over time can wreak havoc on your drivetrain, brakes, and other components. A few minutes after every ride, or even every couple of rides can extend the life of your chain, derailleur, gears, brake pads, etc.