Bike Mechanics and Maintenance

**Click here for a list of bike services and shops available during the COVID-19 crisis.

Do you rely on your bike and want to make sure it stays efficient and safe? Would you like to go on a long ride but are afraid of having your bike break down far from any bike shops or transit stops? Never fear, lots of the Bike East Bay-supporting bike shops offer basic mechanics and maintenance classes, many of them for free! Check out our list below to find one in your area, and contact that shop directly for more details.

Also, don’t forget to ask for your Bike East Bay membership discount when making a purchase (for the full list of supporting shops and discounts click here). Not yet a Bike East Bay member? Join today and start taking advantage of all the benefits: BikeEastBay.org/join
 

Attend a free class online:


Bike Mechanics: Fix-a-Flat Workshop
Saturday, August 15th, 2020
1pm - 2pm
Online webinar, register for access link
Click Here to Register​

Find more webinar classes at BikeEastBay.org/BikeEdOnline.


 

Alameda

•Alameda Bicycle

Free flat tire repair clinics
1522 Park Street, Alameda

Berkeley

•Biketopia

DIY bike workshops, multi-day mechanics classes, youth internships
1752 Alcatraz, Berkeley
 

•Mike’s Bikes

Variety of free maintenance classes every Tuesday
1824 University Ave, Berkeley
 

•Missing Link

Variety of free maintenance classes
1988 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
 

REI Berkeley

Free basic maintenance classes
1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
 

•Sports Basement

Basic or intermediate maintenance classes
2727 Milvia Street, Berkeley
 

•Street Level Cycles

Open shop hours, one-on-one training, youth classes
84 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley (by Aquatic Park)
 
 

Concord

REI Concord

Free basic maintenance classes
1975 Diamond Blvd B100, Concord

Dublin

•Dublin Cyclery

Mechanics classes and more (call in for dates and fees)
7001 Dublin Blvd, Dublin
 

•Dublin REI

Free basic maintenance classes
7099 Amador Plaza Road, Dublin
 

El Sobrante

•The Pedaler

Variety of free mechanics classes (1st Monday of the month)
3826 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante
 

Fremont

•Bicycle Garage

Basic mechanics classes (special classes for large groups)
5006 Mowry Ave, Fremont
 

•CentriPEDAL Bikes

Free basic maintenance classes
3646 Thornton Ave, Fremont
 

•Fremont REI

Free basic maintenance classes
43962 Fremont Blvd, Fremont
 

Livermore

•Livermore Cyclery

Basic maintenance classes
2752 1st St, Livermore
 

Oakland

•The Bikery

Free women/trans & spanish language mechanics classes
1246 23rd Ave, Oakland
 

•The Crucible

Free youth bike fix-a-thons and earn-a-bike programs
1260 7th Street, Oakland
 

•Cycle Sports

Basic roadside repair classes
3530 Grand Ave, Oakland
 

•Hard Knox Bikes

Bike repairs, workshops, and sales supporting women, people of color, queer, trans and gender variant communities of Oakland
hardknoxbikes.com/services
Hardknoxbikes@gmail.com

•The Shed, MLK Jr Branch Library

Free repairs and bike decoration for adults and youth, with the Scraper Bike Team and Oakland Public Library
Open shop dates and hours
510-615-5728

•Spokeland

Open shop hours, youth classes, women/trans classes
813 37th St, Oakland
 

•Tool Lending Library

Check out bike tools for free with your library card!
Oakland Public Library, Rockridge Branch
5205 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Pleasanton

•Bicycles!

Variety of free mechanics classes
537 Main Street, Pleasanton
925-248-2453
 

Mike’s Bikes

Variety of free maintenance classes every Tuesday
6754 Bernal Ave., Suite 710, Pleasanton
mikesbikes.com/pages/free-tuesday-night-tech-clinics
​925-223-8267

Richmond

•Rich City Rides Community Shop

Earn-a-bike and repair clinic classes
1500 Macdonald Ave, Richmond

San Ramon

•Sports Basement

Basic mechanics classes
1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek

Union City

•Union City Teen Workshop

Free bicycle repair classes and bike builds for teens
33623 Mission Blvd, Union City
(Between Decoto & Whipple Roads)
 

Walnut Creek

•Mike’s Bikes

Free basic maintenance classes every Wednesday
1615 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek
 

•Sports Basement

Basic mechanics classes
1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
 
 
Does your bike shop offer mechanics or maintenance classes but is not on this list? Send us an email with the details and we will be glad to add it!

 

Public Bicycle Repair Stations in the East Bay

These bike stands, pumps, and tools are all available for public use. Unfortunately, sometimes these repair stations are vandalized so some of them have broken pumps or missing tools. Please click on a location on this map to see the most recent update, and encourage community members in your area to treat these valuable resources with respect and care.

If you have an update on the condition of one of these repair stations, or are aware of one that is not yet on our map, please let us know!


BikeMobile

The BikeMobile is a free, mobile bike repair service that is available for events in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. To see their full schedule or request a BikeMobile visit for your community event, go to BikeMobile.org. Free fix-a-flat or other basic bike maintenance workshops can also be provided on site to youth and adults.


Fix-a-Flat Instructions

Check out a step by step flat tire tutorial below (illustrations by Sally Carson), or click here to download the postcard [2.3MB PDF] and help distribute:


Here’s a video tutorial from Binky Brown of Hard Knox Bikes

Want to learn more? Sign up for one of our FREE education and skills classes at BikeEastBay.org/education, and earn a free set of bike lights or reflective gear!