Internal Skill Share THURS Jan 9 7-9 p.m. @ location TBD
Want to learn bike repair skills and—even better—how to share what you know at our Skill Shares? These trainings will get you ready to teach basic to intermediate bike repair skills. We need a small army of volunteer mechanics when we open our community bike workshop, so invite a friend!
Events and Outreach Meeting TUES Jan 21 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ San Pedro Square Market (usually near B2)
We count on our amazing volunteers to plan events and spread the good word about safety and bike maintenance. Want tips on how to do bike outreach with SJBC? Want to pitch an event? Bring it!
San Jose Bike Clinic is popping up shop once again for all your bike repair and education needs at our monthly Skill Share at San Pedro Square Market!
Come work on your bike, learn about bike repair, teach others what you know, or just hang out with some bike enthusiasts. We will have tools, work stands, expert mechanics and some essential spare parts like inner tubes and cables to help you with any repair you might need.
7pm – 9pm
Thursday December 19, 2013
In front of San Pedro Square Market
87 N. San Pedro Street, San Jose
RSVP and spread the word on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/480563475388350/
Need the perfect gift for the bike and San Jose lover in your life? A San Jose Bike Clinic T-shirt would be just the ticket, and we’ll have a variety of sizes for men and women at the Skill Share.
We’ll be hosting another free training for Bike Clinic volunteers on Thursday, December 12 from 7-9 at Arthur’s shop in Willow Glen. If you’re interested and available, RSVP ASAP through this Google form or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Arthur Rodriguez, owner of a bike repair education business called Bike Teacher, is offering a training that’s free to all SJBC volunteers—past, present and future. Our focus is on putting tools and knowledge in the hands and minds of our members and participants. So you’ll not only learn how to do basic repairs, but also how to share what you know and pay it forward. We’re always building our team of volunteer mechanics to teach bike repair skills at events and when we open a permanent space, and we want you to join us. These trainings are a great way to get involved.
Here’s what Arthur’s planning to teach this time, with help from another volunteer:
- Wheel hub and bottom bracket maintenance, with a focus on diagnosing problems. This is especially important in rainy weather and with older used bikes.
- Handlebar wrapping. Need this done? Bring handlebar tape and your bike!
- Generally get familiar with your bike, repairs and adjustments.
- We’ll teach you parts and tools vocabulary along the way, or answer any questions you have.
- Get a SJBC 101 overview so you know what we’re all about.
What to bring?
- Your Bike
- Multi-tool or similar (with chain break)
- Tire Levers
- Apron if you have one
- Latex gloves optional
We will have some tools on hand to share. See you there!
San Pedro Farmers Market on Friday, November 15.
- Mechanic 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Outreach 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Mechanic 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Outreach 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m..
We’ll need a few mechanics with at least basic repair skills, plus a few outreach volunteers to talk about SJBC and cycling. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you’d like to help.
Did you know … ?
Volunteer Mixer TUES Oct 29 7 p.m. @ San Pedro Square Market
RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!
General Planning Meeting TUES Nov 5 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ 1922 The Alameda
Outreach Meeting TUES Nov 19 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ San Pedro Square Market (usually near B2)
San Jose Bike Clinic’s next Skill Share is Thursday 10/17 from 7-9 pm at San Pedro Square Market, just before Halloween. Invite your friends to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/225514150942277.
Bike Clinic’s Skill Share will get you ready for San Jose Bike Party’s Dia de los Muertos ride on 10/18 and for a safe Halloween. A bike is a fun, convenient and safe way to get around on Halloween and if you’re going to Halloween parties. Come get your bike tuned up for the festivities. Even better, if your bike is a part of your Halloween costume, come work on your creation or show it off!
If you’d like to volunteer, we need a couple more mechanics with basic bike repair skills like adjusting derailleurs and brakes, plus another outreach volunteer to staff the table, sign people up for repairs, talk about SJBC and biking. Come share your skills and help people learn to fix bikes! The commitment would be from 6:45 to 9:15, to help us set up and pack up. Email email@example.com if you’d like to help.
Hello one and all!
We’re officially in the month of September, and what a month we have planned! Celebrate the end of summer by coming down to check out one, or all, of SJBC’s many events!
Thursday, September 19th:
September Clinic Skill Share: From 7pm to 9pm at the San Pedro Square Market.
Get your wheels ready for San Jose Bike Party! (80′s Night! 9/20: http://www.sjbikeparty.org/ )
Come join us at the San Pedro Square Market on Thursday, September 19th, to chill with fellow cyclists, and learn bike maintenance tips from San José Bike Clinic’s volunteer mechanics.
Chain popping off? Brakes not functioning correctly? Got a flat? We’ll have you up and running in time for San Jose Bike Party the following night!
Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event and invite your friends! We also need 3 mechanics and 2 people for the outreach and signup table. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability and how you’d like to help.
This event is open to all ages. Bring your family and friends! In exchange for repair services provided, we ask that those who make use of our services consider making a small donation to the clinic. No one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Have a specific maintenance skill in mind you’d like the mechanics to teach at the Skill Share? Let us know in the comments!
Thank you to San Pedro Square Market for hosting! Please come early and enjoy the shops and restaurants. http://www.sanpedrosquaremarket.com/
Friday, September 20th:
PARK(ing) Day: From 11am to 6pm in front of Billy Berk’s/Mezcal on San Fernando Street.
SJBC will be teaming up with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) to take part in San Jose’s Annual PARK(ing) Day event!
What is PARK(ing) Day?
PARK(ing) Day is an annual day-long global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in an area of San Francisco that is underserved by public open space.
RSVP and share SJBC’s Facebook event to tell your friends about our clinic, or point them to the PARK(ing) Day San Jose Facebook page. We also need 2 outreach volunteers, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Mechanic skills encouraged, but not required. Interested? Email email@example.com with your availability and how you’d like to help.
SVBC will be providing FREE bike valet for those attending, as the volunteers of SJBC will be teaching basic bike maintenance and repair skills in the same station. Swing on by anytime from 11am to 6pm!
San Jose’s PARK(ing) Day is being organized and structured by GreenBelt Alliance. Learn more about PARK(ing) Day and Greenbelt at their website: http://www.greenbelt.org/
Friday, September 27th:
San Jose Bike Clinic Pop-Up Clinic at the San Jose Downtown Farmer’s Market: From 10am to 2pm at the San Pedro Square Market.
SJBC will once again be making our presence known at the weekly San Pedro Square Farmer’s Market! Bike on down and enjoy the bounty of our local organic farmers spanning from Hollister all the way up to Half Moon Bay. And while you’re picking up your weekly produce, why not stop by the SJBC booth for a quick maintenance lesson? We’ll be setup from 10am to 2pm. Come say hi!
Click here to RSVP and invite your friends to the Facebook event! We also need 2 volunteers to do outreach, preferably one with mechanic skills. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability and how you’d like to help.
San Jose Downtown Farmer’s Market is a project of the Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market Association(PCFMA). You can learn more about the organization at their website: http://www.pcfma.com/
San Jose Bike Clinic will bring its stand and tools down to the SubZERO DIY/arts street festival in downtown San Jose’s SoFA District this Friday, June 7—come say hi! The event runs 6 pm to midnight, and we’ll be there most of that time to teach people how to fix their own bikes.
Bike Clinic will be at William and South First, near the San Jose Bike Valet (@SJBikeValet) setup, so if you have any repair needs, questions, or are just interested in learning more about SJ Bike Clinic please stop by. We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us put on more pop-up clinics like this. Also, if you’ve been wondering where to get one of those cool Bike Clinic t-shirts you’ve seen around town, we’ll have lots of different sizes available for a $20 donation.
You can RSVP to the SubZERO Facebook event here and read on to learn more about what to expect:
About SubZERO (@SubZEROfestival and #SUBZEROFEST) : Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a diy, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown on June 7th to San Jose’s SoFA District from 6pm ’til midnight for an inspired evening of arts & culture. In addition to the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk you’ll find outdoor stages of entertainment plus artists, performers & musicians celebrating the indie creative spirit!
San José Bike Clinic is moving the date of the monthly Skill Shares to the third Thursday of every month, starting in May. SJBC’s next Skill Share is Thursday, May 16th from 7 to 9 p.m., at San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose, at the corner of San Pedro and Saint John. We hope to see you there!
Want to lead a workshop or teach people how to fix problems on their bikes? Either click here to fill out our volunteer form or email us at email@example.com, and we’ll plug you in. We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the team! We have a Skill Share the third Thursday of every month, and as we gather momentum and more volunteer energy—like yours!—we’ll increase the frequency as fast as we can.
A big thank you to San Pedro Square Market for hosting our Skill Share! Please come early to check out the shops and restaurants there.
Are you a San Jose State student? Come visit our booth on Earth Day, Tuesday April 23rd from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. In true Bike Clinic fashion, we will have our skilled bicycle mechanics, tools, and stands ready to help you get your bike in good working order. RSVP on Facebook!
San José Bike Clinic’s next Skill Share is Wednesday, April 24 from 7 to 9 p.m., at San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose, at the corner of San Pedro and Saint John. We hope to see you there!
Come for this month’s Bike-to-Work Gear-Up! That’s right, Bike to Work Day 2013 in San José is May 9, which means Bike to Work Week 2013 is all that week (May 5-11) and Bike to Work Month is all of May! In preparation the Bike Clinic is popping up shop so you can meet with skilled bicycle mechanics to make sure your bike is ready. Please ride/bring your bike so you can fix what needs fixing! The goal is always to put the tools in your hands so you can do it on your own the next time around (or share those skills with someone else).
This event is free and open to the public.