Freewheel hosts last Build-A-Bike class of season

Freewheel is a nonprofit that believes transportation is a human right. It offers bike service and parts for free, as well as for sale.

The Build-A-Bike class teaches participants how to build a bike from the frame up. Participants can bring their own parts, but Freewheel also has free parts if they don’t.

“We have some people who can’t afford anything, and so we provide what we can for those people who can’t afford to make their own bike,” Communications and Outreach Coordinator Claire Weiss said.

The class is six hours long. Participants leave with a new bike, as well as skills to fix and maintain it. Freewheel hopes that people will be open to more opportunities with this bike.

“They go home, and they teach what they know to other people, and they can use their resources to help others,” Weiss said.

Freewheel is opening a new location. Build-A-Bike classes will pick back up at both locations in the spring.

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