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The Bike Lab

The Bike Lab is usually every Saturday, 11:30 am to 2 pm, at
12 Northern Ave, Northampton, MA

Next Bike Lab will NOT be Saturday, October 30, 2021 (after September 25, 2021, next bike labs will be monthly on the 3rd Saturday of each month: October 16 with Bruce; November 20 with Ruthy; Dec ? with ?... )

Anyone wanting to learn more and/or share what they know about basic bike maintenance and repairs, is welcome to stop by these free informal workshops. If you have questions about fixing flats, understanding gears, bike fit, brake adjustments, suspicious squeaks or creaks, or riding safely in traffic and in cold, we can come up with answers. If you have a bike, bring it. If you need a bike, we can help you fix one up for yourself. If you have a mostly-functional bike or parts to donate, you can drop it off during normal Bike Lab hours, or contact Ruthy to make other arrangements. If you want to come to Bike Lab for any reason but your schedule doesn't allow, also contact Ruthy.

Bike tools are available for anyone who needs to tighten their cones or headset, break a chain, remove a freewheel, or whatever.

For more information contact Ruthy at 413-586-8031, or contact Ruthy by e-mail

Bicycling Street Smarts & Basic Maintenance and Repair

Fall 2021
at 8 High St, Florence, Mass.
by Ruthy Woodring of Pedal People

If you can't make it to the regular Saturday Bike Lab and want to learn about maintenance and repair, or if you want to improve your safety and comfort riding in traffic, contact Ruthy to schedule a class.

The cost is a sliding scale from $0 to $40. Bartering arrangements are possible. Bicycles can be provided.

For more information, contact Ruthy by e-mail or call 413-586-8031.

Trinidad Bicycle Osmosis Project

- The bikes shipped in fall of 2020. 400 bikes + household goods. THANKYOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED ALONG THE WAY!!! What's next? I'm still collecting bikes - for Bike Lab, for Bike 4 All, for a project at a High School in Springfield, for Bikes Not Bombs, for a future shipment to... Haiti? Trinidad? we will see.