Photos by Gloria Goñi-Mcater.

This month at the Kona Bike Shop in Bellingham, WA, we started off the first of our Fall 2016 Kona Women’s Clinics with a basic bike maintenance course. Bellingham had the storm of the century the weekend of the clinic which made hunkering down in the shop with beers and tools the best thing to do.

We worked on a variety of techniques in the clinic, covering things from flat-tire fixes to chain maintenance and cockpit set-up. Beers went down smooth and hands got greasy with no shortage of good jokes and all the laughs.

dsc03380Our very own Kona Bike Shop mechanic, Miles, led the clinic and encouraged ladies to try all of the techniques and pro tricks for changing a flat.

image003Amanda shows Jamie how to efficiently remove her rear wheel, an important first step in a rear flat-fix.

image1-2Steph and Haley taking tires off rims like pros.

image2-2Brooklyn demonstrates proper tire installation after a successful flat-fix. 

We have two more women’s clinics coming up: drivetrain and suspension. The drivetrain clinic on December 15th will focus on drivetrain service as well as cable and housing replacement. Participants will learn how to service and clean their drivetrain to prolong the life of their bike and components during the wet and gritty winter months. Space is limited so sign up quick! Register at the Kona Bike Shop or via email at Hope to see you there!