Wheel Building $70

Already comfortable working on your bicycle and wanting to learn more? This class explores the construction and design of the bicycle wheel. Our experienced instructors will guide you through measuring hubs, rims and spokes and constructing a true bicycle wheel.  All class materials are provided to build a practice wheel.  For students interested in building their own wheel we invite you to return after this class to use any of our wheel building tools during our open shop hours.

Topics covered:

  • Wheel anatomy and vocabulary
  • Basic theory
  • Lacing techniques
  • Tensioning and truing

Recommended prerequisite: BICAS Build-a-Bike Class

Upcoming Classes:

Pre-registration is required for this hands-on class. Class size is small so instructors are able to give personal attention to students. This is a 2 session course.

Tuesday and Thursday, September 26th and 28th
3PM – 7PM

COVID-19 Information

With careful thought and planning we are structuring our classes and programs following CDC considerations to protect students, families, and our community.  As caseloads in Pima County rise and fall, these requirements are subject to change. 

Current precautions at BICAS: 

  • Requiring that staff and students wear a mask that covers their face and nose at all times indoors.  Snack breaks will happen outdoors in open air with physical distancing.

We ask that you help us protect the health of participants and staff. Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 5 days— including staff, students, and families— should not come to class. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.

Email our education coordinator at education@bicas.org for more information about this class and upcoming dates.

BICAS Cancelation Policy

If you are unable to attend a class, please let us know at least 48 hours before the class is scheduled to take place and we will give you a full refund or a credit for a future class.  If you don’t let us know 48 hours in advance of the class, you are not entitled to any refund or credit.

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