Education

Youth Classes and Internships:

Wednesday-Sunday weekly.
FOR MORE INFORMATION 510-644-2577.

Education

CALL 510-644-2577 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Internships: Youth roughly age 14-18

During our daily youth program, interns learn every aspect of bicycle repair and maintenance as well as retail sales and use of a Point of Sale System. Bicycle mechanics partnered with sales and customer service exposes youth to diverse applications of math and science, as well as the ability to speak in public and verbally convey mechanical issues to customers.  When we are not open to the public, youth interns are scheduled in small groups to learn as much as they can about bicycle mechanics. In the open studio, youth interns exercise their skills in mechanics and customer service while helping community members learn to repair their bicycles, as well as selling bicycles to the general public in a retail environment.  Internship fees are based on family income level and are free for low-income youth.   Students interested in enrolling should contact our Executive Director, Amber Rich by email or phone.  510-644-2577 or amber@watersideworkshops.org

Classes: Youth age 8-18

Our bicycle repair and maintenance classes use a system-by-system approach to teach cycle mechanics, culminating in a complete tear down and rebuild of a full bicycle. Students learn the ins and outs of wheels, drive trains, bearing surfaces and brakes. Students will eventually be able to diagnose and repair every common mechanical issue on a bicycle.  Class fees are based on family income level.  Classes are offered in 10 week sessions throughout the year, please send an e-mail to our Executive Director, Amber Rich, for more information, amber@watersideworkshops.org

We are not currently offering adult classes, but we plan to in the near future.  Please stay tuned for more information.