From the drop down menu below (bottom of the page), select a course, pay the fee and begin.
Level 1 Mechanic Course, $499.99. Our most comprehensive course and only course with the “mechanic” designation. This course is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment as a bicycle mechanic.
The course includes materials from all the courses below, but adds more assessments through video media. Level 1 Mechanics are proficient on the most common derailleur and shifter systems, braking systems, bearing adjustments*, basic wheel truing*, flat tire repair, chain installation*, industry safety and best practices, common bicycle related laws, and more. After assessing the student’s proficiency using our online platform, the student and instructor use video. The instructor sends the student certain assessment related tasks, and the student responds with a video response, either recorded or live. All mechanics are required to verify their identity using a state or other government issued photo ID.
Quick Start Basics, $99.99, is our training and certification course for beginners that have a bicycle related duty. If you’re required to work with bicycles in any function, and you’re new to bicycles, this is the best place to start. Or, if you need to “certify” that your staff has learned the basics, this course will do that and more. Learn about the basics about bicycle functionality, name of the parts, common safety issues, common bicycle related laws and best practices to promote bicycle safety. 30 Minute video, 30-40 question multiple choice exam, certificate of completion emailed upon completion.
Bicycle Assembly, $59.99, shows the basics of assembling an entry level bike with the components most common in our market. The course trains on mechanics and emphasizes the best practices to avoid releasing a bicycle with a defect. Bicycles are frequently released for sale with safety issues that could have easily been resolved or caught by someone with the training we offer here. Some common examples are proper fastening of the wheels, handlebars and stem, pedals, derailleur range issues, etc.
Flat Tire, $19.99, is designed to get the learner started on flat tires without causing injury to others. We cover tire installation, tire pressure, different innertube valves, common problems with tube installation, fastening the wheel and brakes, and more.
Derailleur and Shifter, $95, provides mechanical and best safety practices for derailleur and shifter adjustments on bicycles. This course is a little more technical and covers adjustment issues with shifter cables, derailleur range, front and rear derailleur, compatibility of parts, etc.
* Currently in production. All Level 1 Mechanic students will be provided the remaining coursework at no extra charge when production is complete, before end of 2015. Or alternative training methods will be used to provide training and certification sooner.