The Port Townsend Cycle School is currently offering Bike Mechanics 1 and 2, and Wheel Building 1 and 2 in April.
The Community Arts and Recreation Alliance (CARA) is a Port Townsend, WA based non-profit whose mission is to promote bicycle use for a healthier and more sustainable community. We are collectively engaged in transforming the local and regional culture so that bicycles are embraced as the preferred form of transportation. We promote a cycling culture by recycling used bikes and making refurbished bikes affordable, putting as many people on bikes as possible, educating those who want to learn about cycling and bike maintenance, and empowering people of all ages to ride more often, safer and further. We are currently seeking a 20-30 hours per week Executive Director.
The lead instructor is Tori Bortman from Portland, www.gracieswrench.com “‘Gracie's Wrench' is a nod to the girl I was from the woman I've become. Proof positive that..."
The First Tuesday Port Townsend Bicycle Salon in October will be a showing of the classic film "The Bicycle Thief." Join us at 7 PM for some popcorn, social time and a viewing. Free. Bring your friends.
The First Tuesdays Bicycle Salons are always at 7 PM at 236 Taylor Street (Port Townsend School of the Arts gallery) in downtown Port Townsend.
Port Townsend Cycle School launches First Tuesdays Bicycle Salons.
Our first Wheel Building 1 course occurred on August 26 and 27. It was a success by every measure. Many of the participants were from the Jefferson County ReCyclery. Others came from the region. Some had a wealth of previous experience. Others were brand new wheel builders. It was a wonderful exchange. Photos posted below.
The Port Townsend Cycle School is a new venture, created by a small group of cycle enthusiasts, to grow a culture of cycling, community, and cycle building and maintenance.
The Wheelfanatyk, Ric Hjertberg, speaks on the past, present and future of wooden bicycle wheels on Tuesday, August 7 at 7 PM at 236 Taylor Street.