Are you over 13 years old and going to highschool?
Do you like bikes?
Do you want to learn how to build and paint a custom bike for yourself?
Would you like to make money with your new skills?
Sign up for the WRENCH’s Youth Cycle Builders – After School Leaders program – Deadline Friday Oct. 6
Youth Cycle Builders (YCB) taps into your mechanical potential by channelling your passion for bicycles. Over a series of 24 workshops YCB will give you well-rounded training for future employment, covering everything from basic to advanced bicycle mechanics, frame painting and riding skills.
Each session YCB participants will dismantle and re-build a different bicycle component system. In the process you will build a custom bicycle to keep for yourself and one (or more) to sell – and you get to keep the money! And that’s not all: after completing the Youth Cycle Builders course you will be eligible for a summer job at the WRENCH!
To sign up or to learn more about the WRENCH’s Youth Cycle Builders visit: http://www.gov.mb.ca/cyo/youth/leadership/after_school_leaders.html
Youth Cycle Builders Location – The WRENCH 1057 Logan Ave
The WRENCH is located in the basement of the Animal Services Building, East of Logan and Mc Phillips on the north side of Logan. The WRENCH phone number is (204) -296-3389.
Bus tickets will be provided for the duration of the program.
The WRENCH After School Leaders will run Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00 pm till 7:30 pm.
YCB starts October 11th and ends January 17th.
Dinner and bus tickets are provided at every session.
Class Schedule and description below:
Workshops run from 4:00-7:30 PM Mondays & Wednesdays. Each workshop starts with a healthy supper.
Wed Oct 11: Intro to Community Bike Shops, bike types, bike vocabulary, pick mountain bike #1, surveys
Mon Oct 16: Tool use 101, Assessment of bikes, stripping of bikes for paint, cleaning and sorting parts, pick paint colours, stamping bike ID #s
Wed Oct 18: Road Skills 1, Helmet fitting, choose loaner bike, how to lock your bike safely, Tires and Tubes
Mon, Oct 23: Road Skills 2 & route planning;
Wed, Oct 24: Community Bike Shops tour & bike ride
Mon, Oct 30: Hubs, freewheels and cassettes
Wed, Nov 1: Bike Painting 1
Mon, Nov 6: Facing and cutting, tap and die. Headsets, stems and bars.
Wed, Nov 8: Bike Painting 2
Mon, Nov 13: No Class, Remembrance day holiday
Wed, Nov 15: Bottom brackets (3pc), pedals and cranks
Mon, Nov 20: Pick and strip Bike #2, prep for paint & bike ID stamping, choose colour
Wed, Nov 22: Wheel Truing & Catch-up day
Mon, Nov 27: Brakes 1
Wed, Nov 29: Gears 1
Mon, Dec 4: Bike Movie Day with Pizza!
Wed, Dec 6: Finish bike build #1, safety checks & test rides
Mon, Dec 11: Bike #2 Facing and cutting, taps and dies. Headset, stems, bars.
Wed, Dec 13: Hubs, tires, & wheel truing 2
Mon, Dec 18: Bottom brackets (3 pc), pedals and cranks 2
Wed, Dec 20: Brakes 2
Mon, Jan 8: Gears 2, Finish bike build #2, test rides & safety checks.
Wed, Jan 10: Resumes and job search strategies. Making WRENCH T-shirts with those who are done bikes.
Mon, Jan 15: Winter Biking on the river! (pending river trail opening)
Wed, Jan 17: Graduation celebration party!