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VanDiy- Get Going: Bike Maintenance 101

In this interactive session sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, Daniel Furbish, Director of the Oasis Center Bike Workshop, will share general DIY bicycle maintenance skills and safe commuting routes around Nashville.

This session is for anyone who wants to know more about their bike, how to maintain it, and how easy it is to commute or travel via bicycle. You’ll leave this hour knowing how to tune up your bicycle and easy fixes for problems such as flat tires; all while discovering the easiest and safest ways to get around the city! Most of all, you’ll realize how riding your bicycle (as opposed to driving a car) enhances your everyday life and makes you happier.

More about The Workshop sponsored by the Oasis Center

The Workshop is a collaboration between Halcyon Bike Shop and the Oasis Center.  It is a free, co-operative bike repair workshop open to Nashville’s underserved youth. Through this program, youth participate in six classes in which they are trained in bicycle safety and maintenance. Upon completion of the workshop, each participant keeps his or her hand-built bicycle as well as a helmet, lock and toolkit. The program is free of charge. Youth participants take a pledge promising to pass on knowledge gained in these workshops to other young people in their neighborhoods.  This encourages participants to engage within their communities and provides them with the training and experience they need to become activists in their own ways.  Additionally, The Workshop promotes the environmental and health benefits inherent to bicycling. And finally, provides an answer to the area’s lack of public transportation for young people, which The Workshop views as a general social justice issue.

 

Lunch will be served for the first 50 attendees to RSVP.

This month, we will be serving food from Zoës Kitchen!!

 

When: Friday, Feb. 24, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Student Life Center Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

RSVP Requested: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/WomensCenter/programs/vandiy

 

With questions: Please call 615-322-4843 or email natalee.m.erb@vanderbilt.edu