Free Bicycle Maintenance Help

by Melanie Stewart

If you ride you bicycle as part of your commute (make sure you sign up for TravelSmart!) or for recreation, you know that some minor emergencies maintenance issues can take place at any time and turn your commute or leisurely ride into something less than perfect. Murphy’s Law says that these issues will never take place when you’re close to a bike shop which could leave you stranded.

Unless you know how to take care of them yourself.

Join LiveGreen for our first ever “Snack and Learn” as we bring you two experts who can help to make you cycling trip safer.

  • Who: Anybody who is interested in learning how to make basic repairs to their bicycle.
  • What: Free LiveGreen Snack and Learn on bicycle repair and safety.
  • When: Friday, September 25 at noon.
  • Where: Ice rink by the Michael Sorrell Center.
  • Why: To keep you safe and on the road!

Bring your bike for some hands-on learning so that you can change a fat tire or replace the chain that has fallen off, all on your own. If you can’t bring your bike, that’s, OK you can still come and see what you need to do to make these repairs, and get your questions answered. You can also get some tips on riding safely in Omaha and finding a route that will work for you. Everything is free and LiveGreen will provide you with a snack!

Our experts:

Miah Sommer is the founder and executive director of The Bike Union Mentoring Project in Omaha, a social enterprise bicycle/coffee shop designed to provide workforce development for area youth. Miah will be here to provide instruction on basic roadside maintenance and answer any basic maintenance questions you may have. Madison Haugland is the Active Living Coordinator for Live Well Omaha and a league cycling instructor (LCI). She will be on hand to share her expertise on bike safety and will help you feel safe riding in Omaha.

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