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Revised schedule for bicycle mechanics training program

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - January 28 @ 9:00 pm

The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County announces a change in the schedule for its bicycle mechanics training program, Midtown Mechanics. Midtown Mechanics will be from January 10 to February 28, Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at the YMCA in Midtown Kingston. Dinner and snacks will be provided. Young women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

“Learning to repair bicycles provides hands-on skills that are in demand by local bike shops,” said Tom Polk, Bicycle Program Manager at the YMCA. “We also see job readiness as an integral part of the program. Punctuality, communication and respect for co-workers are all part of the learning,” he added.

The program will be led by professional bike mechanics Billy Denter and Willis Ross, assisted by Rosemary Quinn and volunteers from Bike Friendly Kingston. Each session will focus on a different bike component so that by the end of the course, the whole bike will be completely rebuilt and ready to ride.

The cost is $25 and students must commit to attend all eight sessions. There will be a maximum of eight students. All students will receive a bike helmet, lights and lock on completion of the program. Applications for Midtown Mechanics are available online at https://tinyurl.com/mdmech23.


January 10 @ 6:00 pm
January 28 @ 9:00 pm
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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County
KINGSTON, NY 12401-3919 United States
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