WRCC's popular Stand Nights are back in 2022! These events are open to all WRCC members and local community members. Locations are conveniently hosted at the Fort in an outdoor shelter provided by the Parks Department. These are opportunities for the community to learn how to fix common cycling-related issues themselves and become more confident in their ability to discuss problems they may face with their equipment in the event it needs taken to a local bike shop for repairs. As their schedules allow, we will also have guest speakers attend to share their expertise on cycling related topics that interest our riders.
March 30th (Virtual): Leading WRCC Rides
This Stand Night will be virtual and provide valuable resources for potential ride leaders! Leading a WRCC ride is a fulfilling and enjoyable experience that will keep you coming back for more as you meet club members and those from the cycling community. In addition, for every ride you lead or sweep, you can earn "Bike Bucks" to be redeemed at Hodson's Bay Company!
June 13th (7:30p, Fort Ouiatenon): Fix-a-Flat
This Stand Night will cover a vital skill everyone should know: how to fix a flat tire. There will be a quick demo and lots of hands-on practice. By the end of the session, you will feel empowered to confidently fix that flat whether alone or on a group ride. In addition, riders will have the opportunity to review the state of their bicycle after a winter's hibernation to help ensure it is in well-running condition for a season of riding with the WRCC.
July 18th (7:30p, Fort Ouiatenon): Wrapping your handlebars
Is your bar tape covered in grit, grime, and last season's worth of your sweat and tears? Learn how to replace it! Bar tape will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are particular about your bar tape, please feel free to bring your own, and we will walk you through the process!
August 15th (7:30p, Fort Ouiatenon): Cleaning that drivetrain
A happy drivetrain makes for happy, stress-free rides. You will learn how to keep your drivetrain in good condition along with the opportunity to clean your drivetrain up in the process! Note this is a limited bike wash demo. Folks will have the opportunity to wash their drivetrain only. A demo on how to wash the rest of their bike will be provided, i.e. what to wash, how, and things to avoid, but washing the entire bike will not be part of this event due to time constraints.
September 12th (7:00p, Fort Ouiatenon): Chain replacement and missing links
During this session, you will learn how to replace your chain when the time comes to retire your old one and use a chain breaker tool. In addition, you will learn the importance of packing a missing link in your saddle bag and how to use it in the event your chain has issues mid-ride. As per usual, you will have the opportunity to practice using the tools and skills on a provided demo bike! Join us and you'll have mastered a skill that many cyclists never pick up!
Pizza and beverages will be provided to celebrate the last Stand Night of the year.