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PRE- FONDO basic bike mechanical class
Posted Tuesday April 23, 2019

A special opportunity for Fulton Gran Fondo riders: Free basic bike mechanical class!

Class will be hosted by local Urban Cycling Coach, Jason Alvey
Gain confidence and learn how the bike mechanics do it in a fun, relaxed atmosphere here at the Fulton Taproom. Jason spent over a decade working in bike shops and now enjoys teaching fellow cyclists the easiest ways to fix stuff. Bring your bike, your tools, enjoy a pint, and get your learn on!

Class will cover:

  • How to change a punctured tube, how to identify the many causes of a flat tire and how to fix them, rim and tire maintenance.
  • Drivetrain maintenance, lubrication, chain tension, pedals.Brakes, how to adjust them, dealing with common problems.
  • Proper shifting techniques, when to shift, tricks, what is soft-pedaling?
  • Overall bike mechanical safety, what to check, how tight should things be, what is cause for concern and what isn't.

Become a more confident rider and leave your car at home more often.
****Maximum of 20 participants per session. Sign up today!

Pre-fondo bike mechanical class



Introducing the all-new “Piccolo Fondo”
Posted Friday April 12, 2019

The Fulton Gran Fondo "Piccolo" route

The excessive snow got in the way of your bike training this “spring.”

Or you’ve always wanted ride in the Fondo, but your block party-related FOMO wins out every time – can’t miss that first band.

Or maybe this is your first-ever organized ride and 40 (not to mention 100) miles just sounds excessive.

Whatever your reason, we have an all-new Fondo for you. At just 19 miles, it won’t take up your whole day. You’ll get back to the Fulton Brewery party HQ in time to grab a beer by the time the first band goes on – that is, depending on how much time you spend at Sea Salt, which is the halfway point of the ride. We’ll buy your first Fulton at Sea Salt (ticket included in your packet), and like all Fondo riders, you’ll get another one back at the block party.

The route’s a gorgeous one too. We’ll roll out from the Fulton NE brewery and follow West River Parkway along the Mississippi River all the way to Minnehaha Park. On the way there, we’ll have the parkway all to ourselves, as we’ve worked with Minneapolis Parks to close it to all traffic for the morning. On the way back, we’ll follow the same route except the Parkway will be re-opened to normal traffic, so rules of the road and the adjacent pathways are the name of the game here. It’s our most chill, most fun Fondo ever. Sign up today and join us on May 4th!