Bike Maintenance with Nomadic Mechanic

Bike Maintenance 101

What’s that thingy called?  What does it do? When should I have it serviced?

North Shore Bike Park’s Bike Maintenance 101 represents all the basics that anyone on wheels SHOULD know, but are afraid to ask.

In this 2 hour session the folks from Nomadic Mechanic will introduce you to the basic functions and troubleshooting of every bike and the easy do-it-yourself-if-you-want fixes that can also save you money!   Brake troubleshooting, dealing with flats and tube changes, Shifting and Drivetrain issues and routine maintenance to keep you out of trouble.

COST: $100 per participant

Each session is 2hrs long and comes with a Day Pass worth as much as $34.99.  Participants may ride for the day both before and after completing their session and even get discounts in the food court.

This course aims at building a fundamental understanding of the terminology, anatomy, and service requirements surrounding the modern mountain bike. The primary objectives of this course are to improve communication with bike mechanics, simplify the diagnosis of bike issues, understand the differences between different parts and brands, and to determine when a visit to the bike shop is necessary. Additionally, the session covers fundamental basic routine maintenance practices to keep you out of trouble in the first place.

Who is it for?
This course caters to mountain bikers and home mechanics who are new to the sport or who have little experience with all the tech jargon surrounding the mountain bike industry. If terms like “lowers,” “freehub body,” or “damper service” puzzle you, and half the words on your local bike shop’s service board are a mystery, fear not—this course is designed with you in mind!

This course is also tailored for mountain bikers and home mechanics with a basic understanding of bike terminology. If you’ve experienced a mechanical issue in the field and haven’t had the tools or know-how in order to fix it, this course is perfect for you also!

What to bring?
Participants are not required to bring their own bikes but may bring them in order to reference/remember specific parts or curiosities found on their bike. No tools or other special equipment are necessary.

Learning Outcomes (Dependent on your personal knowledge at the start of the session)

  • Identify the major parts of a modern mountain bike.
  • Understand the functions of these parts, their service or replacement frequency and how this affects bike performance.
  • Understand the reasons behind servicing or replacing different bike parts.
  • Recognize bike issues and learn how to diagnose them.
  • Clearly and concisely communicate bike issues to professional mechanics.
  • Perform basic care and maintenance for their bikes.
  • Recognize, diagnose, and address common trailside issues, including flat tires (tubed and tubeless), snapped chains, bent derailleur hangers/cages, broken spokes, loose headsets/post-crash handlebar misalignments, and more.
  • Effectively use basic on-person tools and techniques for in-field repairs.
  • Identify potential problems before they escalate into major issues.
  • Understand the importance of preventive maintenance to minimize issues on the trail.

Age minimum: 10yrs




  1. In the Calendar below select your date for a single session (dates are indicated in yellow or green).
  2. Add the number of participants. NOTE: Participants should be at least 10yo.
  3. Then below the calendar review the block of times and press Select.
  4. You’ll then be asked for the participant’s information, and payment details.