Like the Tin Man, bikes need to be properly lubed or they’ll break down on long journeys and be carried away by flying monkeys. Keep your bike on the road with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of bike services and classes at Everybody Bikes.
Friendly, expert mechanics at Everybody Bikes encourage human-powered transport with quick tune-ups, grimy overhauls, and classes that enrich the two-wheeled community. Standard flat repairs ($14 with tube and tax) retire busted tubes to a frictionless paradise inside a large Jello mold, and installations ($5–$40) affix components such as chain rings, brake cables, and bar wraps to velocipedes. The 26-point standard tune-up ($70) feels out proper brake function, adjusts gear components, and inspects parts for wear before inflating tires.
Aspiring gear heads get their wheels turning in one-hour, private bike-school sessions ($45) in mechanics, safety, and riding techniques, and a set of weekly, two-hour group mechanics classes ($150 for the five-week intensive) focus on how to best make whinnying noises while riding. Though not included in this deal, the spic-and-span shop also oversees concerts and art shows at a community event space next door.
The friendly mechanics at Everybody Bikes nurture two-wheeled transports of all styles, helping urban commuters traverse city streets unencumbered by a car’s demands. Mechanics perform services such as tune-ups, repairs, and custom bicycle builds amid racks stocked with bikes by Kona, Fuji, and Linus. To educate their customers, they also lead private and group lessons on mechanics, safety, and riding techniques. The mechanics also maintain the shop’s blog, which keeps customers in the know about everything from what helmets to buy to when tricycle mating season starts.