In Seattle, our public libraries host free bike repair classes.
How cool is that?
The classes — Ballard Oct. 6, Rainier Beach Oct. 13 and Douglass-Truth Oct. 14 — will be taught by the Bikery, a volunteer-run bike co-op located at 14th and Main. They are part of the Library’s October Urban Self-Reliance program.
Throughout the month of October, The Seattle Public Library will be hosting the Urban Self-Reliance program series at library branches throughout the city. The Library is partnering with other agencies to help Seattleites learn skills to become more independent, use fewer resources and save energy. Learn how to fix your bicycle at one of the The Bikery’s Bicycle Maintenance workshops, get tips from CleanScapes on starting your own backyard composting system, bring an old Halloween costume and learn how to repair it or simply trade it for another one at one SewUpSeattle’s Costume Repair and Swap events, or learn from the experts at the Office of Emergency Management how to put together an effective disaster kit. There are 17 different workshops and over 35 events. See the full list of program events here.