A free bike maintenance clinic is scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m., May 14, at Marshfield Clinic Woodruff Center as part of National Bicycle Month.
Professional bicycle mechanics from Chequamegon Adventure Company will be on hand to teach participants how to fix, maintain and improve their bikes. When bikes are well maintained, they're more enjoyable and safe to ride than when neglected.
"If bike repair was rocket science, our maintenance clinics would be classified," said Andy Teichmiller, owner of Chequamegon Adventure Company. "Luckily, it's much easier than you may think, and with a little instruction anyone can learn the basics."
Topics covered include:
- How to fix a flat.
- Tuning your shifters, derailleurs, and brakes.
- Fixing a broken chain.
- Installing accessories.
- Swapping out worn components.
- Additional topics covered based on participant interests.
"All you need to bring are your questions," said Teichmiller, who will lead the session. "Our expert mechanics will provide you with hands-on instruction on just about anything you want to know about bike maintenance and repair. We will use our bikes so please do not bring your own."
The Marshfield Clinic Woodruff Center is located at 1446 First Ave. (Highway 47), Woodruff. For more information call Teichmiller, 715-356-1618 or go to www.paddlerama.com.
The Marshfield Clinic system provides patient care, research and education in more than 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin, making it one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States.