As we do each year, we are offering bike maintenance classes this winter.

These 90 minute classes will help you know the most important areas of your bicycles to pay attention to each ride and over time, including:

--The Basics of what to look for each time you ride;

--The Fundamentals of keeping your bike tuned throughout the riding seasons, including when you should bring your bike in for maintenance and why;

--The simple, but important details of: tire inflation, chain maintenance; and other adjustments you can do (and we'll tell you which ones you should leave to the pros!)

--Changing a tire. We'll show you how to do it right.

--And if you have questions or issues specific to your bike, we can address those also.

Our classes will be at 10 a.m. Saturday mornings at the shop on January 26, February 9 and February 23.

Call the shop at 301-663-9288 to make a reservation for one of these classes. Space is limited.