Courses

The courses are sponsored within the project „Integration macht mobil“ by the European Social Fund (ESF). All courses are especially adressed to people living in Dresden-Friedrichstadt. For those they are free of charge. 


In addition to normal opening hours the following new courses are offered :

  1. Bike Repair Courses: Introduction & Continuation
  2. Bike Repair Course for Women* 
  3. Learn how to bike for women*

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1.1 Bike Reparing – practical introduction ¦ 10 to 14 o’clock ¦ 29.2. & 6.6.
It was you and your beloved bike from the begining. It worked well. Got you from here to there. Everywhere. And then it broke and you had no idea how to go on.
After attending our beginnersworkshop you should know how to start fixing your bike!

Course topics:

– Most important parts & tools + their proper use
– Quick service & maintenance: What’s broken & how to recognize worn out parts?
– Everything about tubes, tyres, air pressure & punctures
– Adjusting & maintaining brakes

Additionally, we will recommend literature and webpages that help with repairing stuff on your own. We will also have plenty of time for questions and talk about your particular bicycle worries.

When?Saturday, 29th of February & 6th of June
How long? from 10 – 14 o’clock
Who? – all interested creatures, esp. from Friedrichstadt
How? – via Mail  or Facebook (via PM) – mandatory registration! At least 4 days prior to the course!
Price? – for free! Limited places!step length

Please bring: practical clothes (solid shoes, working clothes) and your bike, also in need of repair!
If you need a child care service, let us know. We try to organize this.

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1.2 Bike Reparing – practical continuation ¦ 10 to 14 o’clock ¦ 7.3. & 13.6.

Squeak! Crackle! Grind! Those noises are often delivered to us for free by badly adjusted gear shifts, worn out chains and old bearings. If lights have also been on strike for months, the visit at a bike store seems to be inevitable. But that won‘t be delivered for free. Or is there another possibility?
Yep! Sure! Do it yourself! We show how to get along with those types of bike worries on your own.

Course topics:

– Adjusting a gear shift
– chains & sprockets: Service, wear identification & change
– Fixing lights
– bearings: Service & fixing

Additionally, we will recommend literature and webpages that help with repairing stuff on your own. We will also have plenty of time for questions and talk about your particular bicycle worries.

When?  7th of March or 13rd of June from 10 – 14 o’clock
Who? – all interested creatures, esp. from Friedrichstadt
How? – mandatory registration via Mail  or Facebook (via PM)! At least 4 days prior to the course!
Price? – for free! Limited places!

Please bring: practical clothes (solid shoes, working clothes) and your bike, also in need of repair!
If you need a child care service, let us know. We try to organize this.

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2. Bike repair course for women* ¦ 4.9. from 10 – 6 pm

Puncture? Fenders are clackering? Gear shift is rumbling? And you don‘t want to pay a bike store or ask for help, but want to repair your beloved bike on your own.
During this workshop you‘ll learn basic and usefull repairing techniques, needed tools and necessary vocab. We keep an eye on a relaxed, sexismfree atmosphere, where you can ask all your questions and take all the time you need.

Course topics:

– Most important parts & tools + their proper use
– Quick service & maintainance: What’s broken & how to recognize worn out parts?
– Everything about tubes, tires, air pressure & punctures
– Adjusting & maintaining brakes

Additionally, we will recommend literature and webpages that help with repairing stuff on your own. We will also have plenty of time for questions and talk about your particular bicycle worries.

When? – 4th of September / 10 am to 6 pm
Who? – all interested women, esp. from Friedrichstadt
How? – via Mail  or Facebook (via PM) – mandatory registration! At least 4 days prior to the course!
Price? – for free! Limited places!

Please bring: practical clothes (solid shoes, working clothes) and your bike, also in need of repair!
If you need a child care service, let us know. We try to organize this.

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3. Learn to ride bike – for women* | friday in June/July from 5 to 7 pm
This offer is esp. adressed to women* living in Dresden-Friedrichstadt, but also open for people from the whole city.

»»The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else« Susan B. Anthony, 1896 .

And that is why we want to teach you this wonderful way of going around. First, we deal with the most important traffic rules and some useful theory. Afterwards is time to train practically, with support and of course in a secure, car-free space. At the end we will make a little tour + picknick to use the feshly learnt skills in real-world traffic.

Schedule:

  1. Train how toe drive (incl. introduction to traffic rules)
    Time: each from 5 to 7 pm at 12.6. / 19.6. / 26.6 / 3.7. 
    Place: appr. Ice-Skating rink / Ostragehege (of course without ice) 
  2. Bike tour (Let’s do it in real traffic)
    Time: 4.7. approx. 11am to 2pm
    Place:
    Zum Rostigen Ross / Berliner Straße 28

If you participated at min. 4 days, you’ll receive a bike, a locker and a attendance certificate.

Registration is mandatory. Please write a mail with the following informations:
– Name & adress
– bike experience & size (ideally step length)


More information regarding the courses live during opening hours or get in touch. There is a mandatory registration at least 4 days prior to the course!

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