This meeting is where we discuss the ins and outs and strategic plans of SJBC.
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/
Want to volunteer? We need help with setting up, outreach, signing people up and teaching bike repair skills. RSVP via this form, and thank you in advance for making San Jose Bike Clinic happen!
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!
Do you remember who taught you what you know about bike repair? Want to give back and pay it forward? We need volunteers for these upcoming Bike Clinic events. And if you’re not ready to volunteer, come say hi or bring your bike down with any questions or repair needs you have.
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..
Monthly Skill Share at San Pedro Square Market 11/21 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Did you know … ?
For every event that we put on, we enlist an Event Lead. Event Leads are responsible for making sure that our table is set up and we have the tools that might be needed to repair bikes.
Have ideas for an SJBC event? Pitch it at the next Outreach meeting. Want to be in charge of an upcoming SJBC event? Read on!
Volunteers past, present, and future are welcome to chat about just about anything. Find out how to get involved with upcoming projects in SJBC. There are also two more mixers coming up. Make sure to RSVP!
General Planning Meeting TUES Nov 5 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ 1922 The Alameda
This meeting is where we discuss the ins and outs and strategic plans of SJBC.
Outreach Meeting TUES Nov 19 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ San Pedro Square Market (usually near B2)
We count on our amazing volunteers to spread the good word about safety and bike maintenance. Want tips on how to do bike outreach with SJBC? Do you just want to get to know bike friendly people? Want to pitch an event? Bring it! RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event and invite everyone you know!
This event is free and open to the public. Everybody’s welcome – invite your family and friends!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.