Get your bike ready for spring

Dan Clements will be teaching bike tune-up basics in two sessions in April. - Photo submitted
Dan Clements will be teaching bike tune-up basics in two sessions in April.
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When was the last time you checked your bike for safety?

Are your brakes in good condition? Do you know how to change a flat tire?

What would you do if you had mechanical problems out on a ride? Parents, is your kid’s bike safe to ride?

If you find yourself answering “not sure” “never” or “no”  to some of these questions, maybe it’s time for some bike tune-up basics.

The City of Campbell River’s Recreation & Culture Department is offering two sessions to help you get your bike ready for the roads or the trails.

The first session is on Wednesday, April 10 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.  Learn the essentials from pre-ride checks, cleaning, lubrication, minor maintenance and flat tire repair.

Session two is on April 17 and will offer tips for how to cope with mechanical problems when you’re out on a ride – even how to fix a flat tire when you are out of spare tubes and patches.

Parents, these are great courses to help ensure your child’s bike is safe and in good working order.

The fee is only $12 per session, and classes are open to anyone 14 years and older.

Classes are held at Outdoor Addictions, 1980 Island Highway, and advance registration is required thought the Recreation Department.

Register by phone, 250-923-7911, or drop by the Sportsplex or the Community Centre.

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