Bicycle maintenance course offered at Stillwater Public Library May 23

Bike Flyer Final   for web(STILLWATER, OKLA. / May 7, 2015) – The Stillwater Public Library and City of Stillwater Parks and Recreations Department are partnering to bring another spring bicycling class to the community.

"Basic Bicycle Maintenance & More" will be taught by Austin Turner and Tyler Siems, from District Bicycles, and will be held at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. The class is for adults and young adults 12 years and over.

“District Bikes provided an excellent class for us last Spring and participants were eager for more,” said Tiara Young, librarian and program organizer.”

During the class, Turner and Siems will teach participants basic safety tips, bike cleaning techniques and very simple maintenance procedures. The instructors will also provide information on removing chains, installing cables, bar wrapping, bike fitting and the tools and supplies cyclists should keep on hand for an effective bike kit.

Turner, from Tulsa, came to Stillwater to attend architecture school and began biking as a necessity. After getting a position at District Bicycles, Turner began teaching himself as much about bikes as he could.

Siems began working on bikes at an early age, by dismantling the bikes of the other neighborhood children and creating "Frankenbikes" in his parent's backyard. In 2003, Tyler began riding mountain bikes seriously, teaching a mountain bike skills course at a camp for inner-city kids for four years, before moving to Stillwater. He now works at District Bicycles, and enjoys wrenching, racing, and teaching.

"Basic Bicycle Maintenance & More" is free and open to the public. Registration is requested by calling 405-372-3633 x8106 or emailing askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.). For more information about library programs, visit http://library.stillwater.org.