Bicycle Repairs & Maintenance * Hands-On

Come and learn some simple mechanical skills to maintain and fix your own bicycle!

Would you feel overwhelmed if you got a flat tire?
Do you dread that moment when your bike breaks down on a ride?
Do you wish you had the skills and confidence to fix your own bike?
Come and learn some simple mechanical skills that will prevent future heart-breaks!

Roll up Your Sleeves:
Spring Bicycle Maintenance

Saturday, April 21
4 to 6 pm

(approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours)
Canton, NY

Spring is here, and it is time to dust that bike off and give it some good attention for the upcoming season. We'll focus on getting you ready for the inevitable road repair and honing your bike to be good for the road, including lubrication, shifting and braking.

Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary. 
See TO REGISTER below for details.

Jon Ignatowski is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and is currently an
Assistant Coach for Clarkon's XC and Nordic programs, in addition to being the Chairman of Canton's Complete Streets Committee
.  He previously operated a local bicycle repair business, Iggy’s Bike Works.
Jon has been turning wrenches for many years, and loves to teach others how to save time and money by working on their own mechanized implements.  He has participated in several bicycling tours, has helped lead a seasonal bike touring company, and has been a mountain biking instructor in New Mexico.

RSVP IS APPRECIATED to or text 315 261 1926
EJ Noble Medical Building
"Pollinator Garden"
80 East Main Street
Canton NY 13617
East Main Street in Canton is also Route 11. The EJ Noble Building is a multi-story brick building that also houses the NCPR radio station.  It is located on the south side of the street, between the main entrance to St. Lawrence University and the Best Western Inn on Route 11/East Main Street, across from the new Rite Aid and near the Price Chopper supermarket.

Proceed to the entrance on the western side of the parking lot (closer to Best Western) and look for the orange "Workshop Site" lawn sign(s).

There will likely be a wait list (first-come, first served if there are cancellations), so please register soon!  

This is an outdoor workshop so please wear comfortable clothes that can can get a little scruffy and dirty.
Please dress accordingly for the weather - which is supposed to be great, by the way!

· Bring your functioning bike if you have one, but nothing wrecked up - we will help get your bike on the road for the season, but we're not miracle workers! LOL

· Bring bike maintenance tools such as lube, hex keys, crescent wrenches, etc. if you have them.  We’ll also have tools on hand but the more we have the more practice everyone can get.


For this unique learning experience, a $22 general public, $40 couple/family of two, $10 student donation is requested to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.

  • Participants will go home with their bike spiffed up and renewed confidence in their bike repair skills!
  • Donations can be made by cash or check to "Local Living Venture" and are collected on site during registration.
  • Reduced Rate / Scholarships are available upon request.

Please note that our Presenters are generous volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, because your donation is a major means of our support as a small community organization.

* TO REGISTER *   RSVP's appreciated but not necessary

Send email to or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot (text to 315 2611926.)
Please note the workshop name,  number in party, contact phone number(s) and email address when reserving.
Email confirmation with location, directions, and FAQ will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.

Coordinated by
Local Living Venture
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  T h e   L o c a l   L i v i n g  V e n t u r e
Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future
Coordinating near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

The Local Living Venture is coordinated entirely by volunteers.
With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!

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 Local Living Venture
315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617

A 501(c)(3) community-based educational non-profit.

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April 21st, 2018 4:00 PM   through   5:45 PM
EJ Noble Medical Building
Left entrance/Butterfly Garden
80 E. Main St.
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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Phone: 315-347-4223
Mobile: 315-261-1926

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