During Bike Fix-A-Thons, Crucible faculty and volunteers create a community bike repair studio by opening our roll-up doors at the back of the building facing West Oakland neighborhood homes. Mechanics work at six work stations, each customized to examine and repair bicycles. If you’ve never worked on a bike, or don’t have much experience we can still use your help! We’ll teach you to fix flats and perform basic repairs! Mechanics will explain the work as they help you, deepening your understanding of bike repair and maintenance. The repairs include patching and replacing tubes, wheel and tire work, cable and gear repairs, chain repair and replacement, and seat and
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help out. You’ll be rewarded with a coupon for 10% off any Crucible class, free pizza from Hot Italian in Emeryville, and of course, the gratification of having helped the West Oakland community get rolling again.
The Fix-A-Thons are a direct way to serve the needs of the West Oakland residents, providing them functioning bicycles , and also strengthen The Crucible’s relationship with the local community, connecting with both youth and their families. The workshops are also an opportunity for participants to tour The Crucible, learning more about other art classes and opportunities.
The Crucible’s Bike Fix-A-Thon
Sunday February 22, 2015 , Noon to 5 pm
The Crucible, 1260 7th St, Oakland,
CA FREE to West Oakland residents,with priority given to youth
More information about our bike program is available here: