Roll up Your Sleeves: Spring Bicycle Maintenance

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

NOTE: The original event at 2 pm is already full -- but Jon has agreed to do a SECOND SESSION at 4 pm. There are 2-3 slots available only for the second session - please sign up now (see TO REGISTER below) to assure your spot. (updated 5/3, 3pm)

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you get a flat? 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! 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 road, including lubrication, shifting and braking.

Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. 
See TO REGISTER below for details.

Roll up Your Sleeves: Spring Bicycle Maintenance
Saturday, May 16, second session added at 4 pm (approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours)
Potsdam, NY
Presented in partnership between
Iggy Bike Works, the Potsdam Farmer's Market, and the Local Living Venture

Jon Ignatowski is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, and currently operates his own bicycle repair business,
Iggy’s Bike Works.
Jon has been turning wrenches for several years, and loves to teach others how to save time and money by working on their own mechanized implements.
Jon has participated in several bicycling tours, helps lead a seasonal bike touring company, and has been a mountain biking instructor in New Mexico.

To be held in Potsdam, NY.  Due to limited space, you will need to register for this hands-on workshop in advance.  There will likely be a wait list (first-come, first served if there are cancellations), so please register soon!  

Send email to or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
Please note the number in party, contact phone number and email address when reserving.
Email confirmation will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours (or on Monday if a weekend.)


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

· Donations can be made by cash or check to "Local Living Venture" and will be collected on site during registration.  Reduced Rate / Scholarships are available upon request.   

· Please note that our generous Presenters are volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, and this is a major means of support for our community organization.

This is an outdoor workshop so please wear comfortable clothes that can can get a little scruffy and dirty.
Light mist will not deter us as we can set up in the shelter of the gazebo, so please dress accordingly.

· Bring your functioning bike if you have one, but nothing wrecked up.

· 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.

See other upcoming Local Living Venture events HERE

Our FaceBook EVENT PAGE for Bike Maintenance; please 'Share!'

THE  Local Living Venture  MISSION
The Local Living Venture coordinates near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, 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. 
Our brand new website, at, is made possible by a grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation.

May 16th, 2015 4:00 PM   through   5:30 PM
EJ Noble Medical Building
Left entrance/Butterfly Garden
80 E. Main St.
Canton, NY 13617
United States
Phone: 315-347-4223
Mobile: 315-261-1926

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