Rochester Bicycling Club

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The RBC offers several educational clinics each year.
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Andy Stewart, RBC Education Director, turned his first wrench for pay in 1973.  He learned his craft at Geo Rennie’s and Pedallers before leaving Rochester for Cleveland, where he owned and managed “Bike One” for 15 years.  Dozens of budding mechanics and hundreds of riders have been taught bike repair, riding skills and even frame building by Andy over the years.  He returned to his Rochester roots and now works at Full Moon Vista.  He welcomes the opportunity to share his experience and knowledge with members, whether at the clinics or on our club rides.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Andy could use some help during the “hands on” portion of the Flat Tire Clinics.  It would involve a couple of hours at one or more of the clinics to guide the student in the fine art of fixing a flat.  If you can help, drop Andy a note.

Upcoming Clinics

    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N
    Register

    Is your bike ready for the Spring? 

    Let us show you what your bike needs before you head out for your first club ride. We’ll learn how to assess and discuss possible servicing in detail. 

    Andy’s hope is that the attendees’ early rides will be trouble free and they will be able to better monitor and anticipate their bikes needs during the rest of the season.  

    New club members might wish to attend. Attendees may bring their bikes and Andy will assess each bike’s condition. 

    Open to current paid RBC Members.


    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N
    • 4
    Register

    This is a hands on class in dealing with the most common problem bikes have. Attendees bring their bike or wheel (if they already know how to remove and reinstall the wheel) along with any tools, tubes, pumps they have. We’ll instruct everyone through a trial tire/tube repair. If members wish to bring fresh tires or tubes they are welcome to. Questions about care, prevention and current trends will be covered. Expect to get dirty. 

    Open to current paid RBC Members.

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    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N
    Register

    Is your bike ready for the Spring? 

    Let us show you what your bike needs before you head out for your first club ride. We’ll learn how to assess and discuss possible servicing in detail. 

    Andy’s hope is that the attendees’ early rides will be trouble free and they will be able to better monitor and anticipate their bikes needs during the rest of the season.  

    New club members might wish to attend. Attendees may bring their bikes and Andy will assess each bike’s condition. 

    Open to current paid RBC Members.


    • 05 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N
    • 12
    Register

    This is a hands on class in dealing with the most common problem bikes have. Attendees bring their bike or wheel (if they already know how to remove and reinstall the wheel) along with any tools, tubes, pumps they have. We’ll instruct everyone through a trial tire/tube repair. If members wish to bring fresh tires or tubes they are welcome to. Questions about care, prevention and current trends will be covered. Expect to get dirty. 

    Open to current paid RBC members.

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    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N
    • 10
    Register

    Everyone believes they know how to ride a bike but how much do you really know about safe riding?  

    We are excited to be able to offer a series of bicycle safety classes this year led by RBC Member, Lori Burch. Lori is a Cycling Instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists.

    This course is given in 2 parts: 2 hrs on Tuesday evening and 2 hrs on Saturday afternoon.  This is a hands-on, active participation cycling class with the majority of instruction outside both days, so bring your bike and helmet both days.

    Improve your comfort level and confidence with riding on 2 wheels!    In this class participants will learn about and practice the following basic cycling skills in the safety of a closed parking lot:

    Day 1:

    • Proper bike and helmet fit
    • The ABC Quick Check for a safe ride
    • Effective starting and stopping
    • How to ride in a straight line
    • Basic shifting
    • How to “scan” (looking behind you) while moving
    • Proper signaling
    • Quick stop




    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N

    You must register for both days of the course here: Bicycling Safety - Part 1

    This course is given in 2 parts: 2 hrs on Tuesday evening and 2 hrs on Saturday afternoon.  This is a hands-on, active participation cycling class with the majority of instruction outside both days, so bring your bike and helmet both days.  

    Once you have mastered basic handling skills, the next step in riding a bike safely is to learn how to avoid common road hazards with ease. 

    In this class participants will learn about and practice the following skills in the safety of a closed parking lot:

    • Proper helmet fit
    • The ABC Quick Check for a safe ride
    • Quick Stop
    • Rock Dodge
    • Avoidance Weave
    • Quick Turn

    Additionally participants will learn about recommended tools, accessories and equipment to carry with them when riding to keep the rider safe and prepared.

    RBC members will be reimbursed the registration fee after successful completion of the course.
    • 08 May 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N
    • 12
    Register

    This is a hands on class in dealing with the most common problem bikes have. Attendees bring their bike or wheel (if they already know how to remove and reinstall the wheel) along with any tools, tubes, pumps they have. We’ll instruct everyone through a trial tire/tube repair. If members wish to bring fresh tires or tubes they are welcome to. Questions about care, prevention and current trends will be covered. Expect to get dirty. 

    Open to current paid RBC members.

    (Location Map)

    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N
    • 10
    Register

    Everyone believes they know how to ride a bike but how much do you really know about safe riding?  

    We are excited to be able to offer a series of bicycle safety classes this year led by RBC Member, Lori Burch. Lori is a Cycling Instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists.

    This course is given in 2 parts: 2 hrs on Tuesday evening and 2 hrs on Saturday afternoon.  This is a hands-on, active participation cycling class with the majority of instruction outside both days, so bring your bike and helmet both days.

    Improve your comfort level and confidence with riding on 2 wheels!    In this class participants will learn about and practice the following basic cycling skills in the safety of a closed parking lot:

    Day 1:

    • Proper bike and helmet fit
    • The ABC Quick Check for a safe ride
    • Effective starting and stopping
    • How to ride in a straight line
    • Basic shifting
    • How to “scan” (looking behind you) while moving
    • Proper signaling
    • Quick stop


    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N

    You must register for both days of the course here: Bicycling Safety - Part 1

    This course is given in 2 parts: 2 hrs on Tuesday evening and 2 hrs on Saturday afternoon.  This is a hands-on, active participation cycling class with the majority of instruction outside both days, so bring your bike and helmet both days.  

    Once you have mastered basic handling skills, the next step in riding a bike safely is to learn how to avoid common road hazards with ease. 

    In this class participants will learn about and practice the following skills in the safety of a closed parking lot:

    • Proper helmet fit
    • The ABC Quick Check for a safe ride
    • Quick Stop
    • Rock Dodge
    • Avoidance Weave
    • Quick Turn

    Additionally participants will learn about recommended tools, accessories and equipment to carry with them when riding to keep the rider safe and prepared.

    RBC members will be reimbursed the registration fee after successful completion of the course.
    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N
    Register


    This clinic is anything you want it to be. Got any questions about touring or other kinds of riding? Want to know how to shift your gears better? Problems with your pump? How to ride in a group? We can cover whatever you want. Bikes are welcome. 


    Open to current paid RBC members.

    Contact Andy Stewart at onetenth@earthlink.net  for more information.

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    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 Winton Rd N
    • 12
    Register

    This is a hands on class in dealing with the most common problem bikes have. Attendees bring their bike or wheel (if they already know how to remove and reinstall the wheel) along with any tools, tubes, pumps they have. We’ll instruct everyone through a trial tire/tube repair. If members wish to bring fresh tires or tubes they are welcome to. Questions about care, prevention and current trends will be covered. Expect to get dirty. 

    open to current paid RBC members.

    (Location Map)

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