Bicycling has long been a popular recreational activity in scenic East Tennessee.

Most bicycles are a significant investment these days, but you can make your investment last for many years by learning simple maintenance techniques.

Bike Maintenance 101 is a new non-credit course offered by UT Professional & Personal Development. The two-session course meets Feb. 11 & Feb. 18 (6:30-8:30 each evening) at the UT Plant Biotechnology Building (room 160).

The course fee is $59. Online registration is available.

You’ll learn about flat tire repair, chain/gear cleaning and lubrication, road/trail-side repairs, shifting adjustments, brake adjustments, cleaning, and tool kits needed for home and on the road.

Instructor Gary Chambers has been cycling for regularly for 20 years and has worked as a bicycle mechanic for 14 years.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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