Free women’s bike clinic set for March 5 in Fayetteville

The Bike Route, 3660 N. Front Street, Fayetteville

Breakaway Cycling Team will open its next team bike mechanic class to all women road cyclists in the Northwest Arkansas region from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at The Bike Route, 3660 N. Front Street in Fayetteville.

During the event, the local non-profit cycling team will teach its current women, junior and young adult team members how to build their own bikes. Mechanics will demonstrate a full bike build while team members follow along to build their own personal bikes. All women riders from NWA are invited to watch, listen, learn and ask questions. There is no fee to attend.

“We want to empower our riders and the community with the knowledge to keep them on their bike for years to come and eliminate barriers,” said Tiffany Dixon, team director of Breakaway Cycling. “We saw this team build as a good opportunity to expand the outreach further, so we also invited women from the community in to learn these skills right alongside our team members.”

Dixon said since the team will be conducting full builds, every topic of bike mechanics will be covered.

“So if someone just wants to learn to change a flat, make minor adjustments, or have the knowledge of how a bike really works, we’ve got them covered,” Dixon said.

Breakaway Cycling is a volunteer-based non-profit that organizes cycling programs for juniors ages 13-18, as well as the state’s first elite women’s road team and an advanced team of juniors and young adults in various categories who compete at a national level. The group also organizes cyclocross programming for kids and women.