Shifting Clinic

Location
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
661 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Dates
Saturday, December 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Cost
Free

Shifting a bicycle's gears sounds simple enough, doesn't it? You just move the levers around until you're pedalling at a comfortable cadence, right?

The modern bicycle drivetrain is a marvel of mechanical engineering, yet for all of its sophistication we occasionally hear about the frustration people experience with shifting their bikes into the right gear. Excessive drivetrain problems can of course be caused by an improperly adjusted derailleur, but it is also important to realize that shifting a bicycle is more than a matter of simply moving the shift levers.

This clinic covers everything you ever wanted to know about shifting, and perhaps a bit more. If you've ever felt that your bicycle has a mind of its own when it comes to shifting, this clinic will teach you how to make every shift with with precision and finesse. Come ready to learn about soft pedalling, chainring engagement, chain alignment, and more!

Preventative Maintenance Clinic

Location
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
661 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Dates
TBD
Cost
Free

With a little regular maintenance, your bike will last you a very long time! In this clinic we'll discuss regular maintenance that you can do to your bike, as well as suggestions for things to do routinely to keep your bike running well. We'll also discuss areas of the bike that will experience normal wear and tear, and what the life expectancies of these parts might be. This is a quick clinic that might save you LOTS of time in the future!

Field Repair Clinic

Location
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
661 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Dates
TBD
Cost
Free

Sometimes your ride can be unexpectedly interrupted by more than just a simple flat tire. Bicycles are touted as simple machines, until it's actually time to fix them.

Bicycles have a lot of moving parts that can be vulnerable to their surroundings. Derailleurs get caught on sticks, potholes come out of nowhere, and don't forget about stray dogs (or other riders) who dart out in front of you! Knowing how to make simple repairs may be the difference between riding and walking home.

This clinic won't make you a master mechanic, but it will arm you with the knowledge to diagnose minor problems and get you back on your bike! The clinic will be mostly classroom style but you'll have opportunities for hands-on experience too. We encourage you to attend because the ride you save may be your own!

Flat Tire Clinic

Location
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
661 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Dates
Saturday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m.
Cost
Free

This clinic is for those of you who ride in fear of hearing that dreaded hiss when you're enjoying a great ride in the middle of nowhere.

Repairing a flat tire is very easy to do, but it's amazing how many riders have never actually fixed a flat for themselves. It's only a matter of time before it happens to you, so come in and let us show you how to fix a flat tire so you don't have to teach yourself on the side of the road!

Our Flat Tire Clinic will teach you everything you need to know about changing a flat tire - and all the secrets! The clinic includes both classroom instruction and hands-on practice! We've also built in time to answer any additional questions you might have. You'll learn about flat-resistant tires, quick release operation, v-brake, caliper release and disc brake operation, tools needed and appropriate tire pressure.

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

Dates
TBD

We really enjoy riding our mountain bikes and so we've developed a mountain bike skills clinic! More info will be available soon!

Winter Training and Using Power

Location
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
661 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Date
TBD
Cost
$15. Sign up online at bikereg.com.
Instructor
Todd Scheske
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Are you about to head into 2013 without a clear plan of how to improve your fitness? Then this seminar is for you. This session will cover the basics of a winter plan so you come into spring ready to race! We will also cover how using power can improve the feedback and evaluation of your progress.

  • Winter is the foundation of the coming season
  • Learn how you can plan your winter months using progressive load
  • Discover how you can use power meters can help your progress

Todd Scheske is category 1 competitive cyclist with over 23 years of top level racing experience and an elite level USA Cycling coach. Todd will share key insights into how you can make the most of your winter to come out stronger in the spring and have a more successful summer.

Tubular Tire Clinic Clinic

Location
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
661 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Dates
TBD
Cost
Free
Instructor
Todd Scheske

Have you heard that tubular - or sew-up - tires ride really well? These are the original tube-less tires but many of you may have been scared that you won't be able to fix a flat! Maybe you've heard that if you get a flat you'll have to buy a whole new tire. Worried about gluing or taping these crazy tires? Well stop worrying! Come to a FREE informational clinic and learn from an expert how simple using tubular tires can be - and start taking advantage of the benefits of faster wheels!

Urban Riding Clinic

Location
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
661 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Dates
TBD
Cost
Free
Instructor
Brad Rosen

Ever get nervous riding through the city or dealing with traffic? Come to this clinic to learn more about riding safely in the city. Ever wonder how you can get a workout riding in the city? This clinic will teach you about urban training too! Last but not least, we'll go over the ins and outs of commuting too. You won't want to miss out on this overview of urban cycling!

Safe Cycling Clinic

Location
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
661 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Dates
TBD
Cost
Free

Most of us learned to ride bikes as kids, but if you're like most people, you took a break from the fun of riding and now you're getting back into it. Riding is great fun, but there's a lot to it now that you're not just in the driveway or tooling around the neighborhood. We'd like to take some of the guessing - and the mystery out of riding! We want to share some helpful information so that you can be comfortable out there - riding safely and confidently. Join us to learn more about how to ride in traffic, safely cornering, clipless pedals, equipment differences and much, much more. We want everyone to have fun riding their bikes - and being safe and knowledgeable is the first step! Come to our Safe Cycling Clinic - we promise it will be worth your while!

Snow Riding Clinic

Location
Adams Street Recreation Center in Corn Hill
85 Adams Street, Rochester NY 14608
Date
TBD
Cost
Free

Snow riding is tons of fun and if you're interested in improving your skills, here's the clinic for you. Whether you've been doing this for years, or perhaps you just started, spend a little time practicing the skills that make winter riding a blast. The clinic will last for about 45 minutes and then we'll continue to ride for a bit afterward. Hope to see you there!

Cyclocross Skills Clinic

Location
Ellison Park softball field #5 (map)
Date
TBD
Cost
Free
Reservations are required! Call us at 585.546-4030 to sign up!

Learn the basics of cyclocross! Jumping on and off your bike and navigating the taped off course can be challenging - but we promise it's a ton of fun! So join us as we discuss and practice how to dismount, what to do when approaching barriers, how the heck you remount your bike and what in the world is a run-up. All you need is a mountain or cyclocross bike, a helmet and the desire to have fun. If you have bar-ends on your mountain bike, you'll need to remove them for a race, so it'd be best to take them off for the clinic too.

We'd like to get an idea of how many people will attend so please call us at 585-546-4030 and let us know you're coming. As always, if you have any questions feel free to stop into the shop or give us a call. Hope you can make it!

Winterizing Your Bike Clinic

Location
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
661 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Dates
TBD
Cost
Free

If slushy and snowy conditions and below-freezing temperatures aren't enough to stop you from riding your bicycle this clinic is for you!

We'll discuss the ins and outs of riding your bike in the winter; including how to best care for your equipment, how to dress for the weather, and some basic cycling techniques for riding in adverse conditions. Veteran winter commuters and aspiring hopefuls alike will learn a few tricks and tips, so swing by and learn how to get that much more out of a Rochester winter!