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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun — Repairing Bikes!


Oct 2014


Egan Cadette Girl Scout Troop Hosts Bike Maintenance Class

Last Friday, if you were in the right place at the right time, you would have seen a Bike Train of Girl Scouts riding from Egan Middle School to Performance Bicycle Shop on El Camino Real. They met Friday after school, decided on a safe route to the bike shop, and rode together to their class. There, Troop 61058 was met by other Girl Scouts from Troop 60785.

Instructor Bobby from Performance, led the girls through a variety of topics ranging from proper helmet fit to overall bike safety to practical maintenance issues, including how to change a flat tire and

GTLA 10.14 bike maintenance

correctly put a chain back on.  He even touched upon good biking practices such as effective gear changing and the benefits of correct air pressure.

The girls were guided through hands-on real world scenarios.  Everyone had a chance to get her hands dirty.  All left with a new knowledge of bike care,


bike repair, and properly inflated tires.

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