WHAT WE DO

Bike Teacher Provides Personalized Training

 

 Complete Hands On learning Experience In Bicycle Mechanic Repair &

Maintenance Training For Beginners, Bike Shops, Enthusiasts, RaceTeams, Bike Clubs, Business's And Recreationalist.

Get Certified as a bicycle mechanic or just gain the experience to be confident enough to tackle any problem that comes your way.



 Located near Silicon Valley in San Jose California. Just fifty miles south of San Francisco

You are encouraged to bring your own bike(s) to learn on but not necessary.

You may customize your 40hr or 70 hr (class) learning experience by: Choosing the type of bikes your are interested in. For example, if you prefer to ride road bike only, then we will not spend time on mountain bikes. If you wish to build or rebuild your bike half way through class, that's ok to.

 



*Bike Teacher is authorized to work with the Department of Rehabilitation in the State of California.

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Schedule a Time That's Right For You

Click here to see Park Tool Book chapters 1-17 in detail.

Learn On Your Own Bike While Fixing It

Check out classes available to you here. Contact us and we will do our best to accommodate a custom schedule for you.

Learn to work on different style component systems in our 70hr Class

70 hour Class involves learning about many styles of components like brakes, bottom brackets, headsets etc... Perfect for maintaining a variety of bikes or working in a shop as a mechanic.


Learn in the field repairs for worst case scenarios.




Testimonials


I'm looking forward to every session of our 40hr class and after every session, I come home trying out everything I learned and was able to fix my bikes as well as my friends'. Thanks Arthur for your great teaching style. I enjoyed and learned a lot from our sessions and had fun building my first bike. More bikes to build.. - Ricky April 2017  

I'm looking forward to every session of our 40hr class and after every session, I come home trying out everything I learned and was able to fix my bikes as well as my friends'.
Thanks Arthur for your great teaching style. I enjoyed and learned a lot from our sessions and had fun building my first bike.
More bikes to build.. - Ricky

April 2017

 


Hi Arthur, I wish I could give you some negative feedback to go on, but all I can think of is how much I learned. Let me try something for those testimonials...

March 2017

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I went in to Arthur's class knowing how to change a tire. Poorly. We took apart and put together at least dozen bikes over seventy hours, including two I brought from home: a mediocre mountain bike and a twenty-year-old patchwork monster from Frankenstein's fevered nightmares. He explained every part in detail, made sure i knew what they did and how to fix them, then broke them again and said "your turn." Now the monster runs like a pleasant dream. For my final exam, he had me completely break down and reassemble a bike that we had never touched, and I'm pretty sure it runs better than it did before. Not bad for someone who couldn't put a tire back on without a tire iron. Arthur teaches with zen patience, easy confidence, and an impish sense of humor. I highly recommend him.


 February 2017

Frustrated with my teacher

Message: How is it going over there, this is Natalie, I took a 4 hour class from you a couple weeks ago. I couldn't wait to get back to the shop to work on my derailing techniques. Your teaching really helped out. Before I would have to wait for my teacher to help me and still he would only do the work for me and then say that's how you do it. I just wish you were my bike teacher

Natalie Mendoza, Arizona

 


I am a avid recreational cyclist whom recently completed a one week bicycle mechanic training with Arthur.  Arthur walked through the entire Park Big Blue Book, chapter by chapter, all hands on with our own bikes and the many different bikes he has available. Now I have the know how to accomplish a complete breakdown and build up from scratch with pretty much any bike.  In fact earlier this week I ran into some serious drive train issues miles away from civilization and totally out of cell phone coverage.  Hearing Arthur's instruction in my head, I walked through debugging and then addressing the problems all with a simple multi tool. I would highly recommend Arthur's courses to everyone, for someone whom wants to save themselves the hundreds of dollars they dish out every time they get a professional overhaul to someone whom wants to make bicycle mechanics their trade.  Outstanding! Craig


I am a avid recreational cyclist whom recently completed a one week bicycle mechanic training with Arthur.  Arthur walked through the entire Park Big Blue Book, chapter by chapter, all hands on with our own bikes and the many different bikes he has available. Now I have the know how to accomplish a complete breakdown and build up from scratch with pretty much any bike.  In fact earlier this week I ran into some serious drive train issues miles away from civilization and totally out of cell phone coverage.  Hearing Arthur's instruction in my head, I walked through debugging and then addressing the problems all with a simple multi tool. I would highly recommend Arthur's courses to everyone, for someone whom wants to save themselves the hundreds of dollars they dish out every time they get a professional overhaul to someone whom wants to make bicycle mechanics their trade.  Outstanding!

Craig

My high school son and his friend, both sophomores, attended Arthur's tune-up class and both said working with Arthur was one of the best uses of their time. The boys have been riding their bikes quite a bit since the summer and they feel much better about maintaining their brakes, gears, chains, tires/wheels and other cycle fundamentals to get a smooth and safe ride. Arthur was extremely knowledgeable and great at explaining. I feel much better as well! Highly recommend Bike Teacher. Yelp 9/216

My sister and I had a great experience. We traveled from Southern California to take this class and it was well worth the Journey. I will be looking forward to come back again for other classes:)

HIGHLY  recommend Arthur and his class.  Very nice demeanor and very breaks down the info so that's digestible. Def glad i took the course. 

Yelp 6/28/16 Ryan

Hi Arthur, I want to let you know that I enjoyed the class and to express my appreciation and thanks for sharing your expertise with me. You have a knack for presenting the information in an understandable way. I definitely came away knowing more repair and maintenance procedures than I knew going in. Hopefully I’ll be able to use that information soon in a bike shop here in Thousand Oaks. Best regards, Marc

Hi Arthur,

I want to let you know that I enjoyed the class and to express my appreciation and thanks for sharing your expertise with me. You have a knack for presenting the information in an understandable way. I definitely came away knowing more repair and maintenance procedures than I knew going in. Hopefully I’ll be able to use that information soon in a bike shop here in Thousand Oaks.


Best regards,
Marc

70 Hour Class

70 Hour Class

"Arthur was a wonderful teacher. Very knowledgable of all aspects of his trade. He is very hands on and extremely patient. Overall a great learning experience." FreshBooks


4 Hour Beginner Class

4 Hour Beginner Class

Faith Anderson said: (via FreshBooks)

"Arthur gave Bradley total guidance, direction in all aspects of working on his bike and what he needed to know, as well as showing the correct tools to use. Explanation of how and why parts went together in a certain way and much patience allowing Brad to do the work. Brad was very happy with what he learned in the class and told me he wants to recommend the class to his friends. EXCELLENT TEACHING!!! I am a very pleased grandmother, money very well spent!"

Yelp Sean H. 7/4/15

Pro Bike Build Class Arthur at Bike Teacher has created one of the best bicycle maintenance and build shops.  He is very patient and takes the time to show you how it's done while giving you the confidence to do it on your own.   I signed up for Bike Teacher's pro build course and had the awesome opportunity to build-up my new bike from start to finish.  Arthur was there to guide me along the way, give great tips and provide the right tools to do the build properly.   I highly recommend Arthur for both small and large jobs.  His shop is comfortable, well organized and an overall great place to learn.

Pro Bike Build Class

Arthur at Bike Teacher has created one of the best bicycle maintenance and build shops.  He is very patient and takes the time to show you how it's done while giving you the confidence to do it on your own.  

I signed up for Bike Teacher's pro build course and had the awesome opportunity to build-up my new bike from start to finish.  Arthur was there to guide me along the way, give great tips and provide the right tools to do the build properly.  

I highly recommend Arthur for both small and large jobs.  His shop is comfortable, well organized and an overall great place to learn.

Special Projects, buttoning up a bike build only. Arthur is an expert at bike repair and maintenance. He is also patient, enthusiastic and a great teacher! My son built his first bike and Arthur worked with him on the headset, which my son was stuck on. Arthur explained a lot and let my son do most of the work. We will be back for Arthur's classes! Serena, Los Altos Ca. 1/2015

Special Projects, buttoning up a bike build only.

Arthur is an expert at bike repair and maintenance. He is also patient, enthusiastic and a great teacher! My son built his first bike and Arthur worked with him on the headset, which my son was stuck on. Arthur explained a lot and let my son do most of the work. We will be back for Arthur's classes!

Serena, Los Altos Ca. 1/2015

70 Hour Class I had a super experience in the 70 hour course. I wanted a hands-on, experience-driven approach and that's exactly what I got. I found Arthur to be a good communicator, very patient, and just a good guy! At the end of the course, he threw both of my bikes way out of tune, handed them over and said "fix 'em".  That took a while, and I needed some guidance here and there, but I left knowing I had really learned something. John San Jose Ca. 12/2014

70 Hour Class

I had a super experience in the 70 hour course. I wanted a hands-on, experience-driven approach and that's exactly what I got. I found Arthur to be a good communicator, very patient, and just a good guy! At the end of the course, he threw both of my bikes way out of tune, handed them over and said "fix 'em".  That took a while, and I needed some guidance here and there, but I left knowing I had really learned something.

John San Jose Ca. 12/2014

12 Hour Advanced Class Arthur is an awesome teacher who is patient and glad to share his wealth of bike knowledge with his students.  I took the 12hr course and learned everything I need to know about maintaining and upgrading my road bikes.   After working with Arthur for 12 hours I feel confident to tackle just about any bike related issue, and not worry about breaking something or not know how to put something back together.  All learning in class was hands on with your own bike or parts he had in the shop.   Class was worth every penny in my opinion. Justin, Fremont Ca. 8/2014

12 Hour Advanced Class

Arthur is an awesome teacher who is patient and glad to share his wealth of bike knowledge with his students.  I took the 12hr course and learned everything I need to know about maintaining and upgrading my road bikes.  

After working with Arthur for 12 hours
I feel confident to tackle just about any bike related issue, and not worry about breaking something or not know how to put something back together.  All learning in class was hands on with your own bike or parts he had in the shop.  

Class was worth every penny in my opinion.

Justin, Fremont Ca. 8/2014

I took a wheel truing class a few months back. It was a great class and I learned a lot in a short period. I recently needed my bike tuned and remembered how much I enjoyed his class and skilled he is so I decided to drop the bike by. The service was quick and very affordable. Highly recommended. Robert, Danville Ca. 4/2014

I took a wheel truing class a few months back. It was a great class and I learned a lot in a short period. I recently needed my bike tuned and remembered how much I enjoyed his class and skilled he is so I decided to drop the bike by. The service was quick and very affordable. Highly recommended.

Robert, Danville Ca. 4/2014

 

Have you ever dreamed of making repairs to your own bike or working in a bike shop as a certified mechanic?

  



All Bike Teacher Classes are designed for the beginner all the way to the seasoned pro.




These are just some of the things you can do while taking a class with Bike Teacher. 



Special Projects welcome



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I've been seriously riding for over 20 years. I own an assortment of bikes, including hybrids with grip shifters, road bikes with Shimano index shifters, a tandem with a monster disk brake, and a high-end carbon-fiber bike with electronic shifters.  For years, I've worked on this assortment of bikes with trepidation, as I knew enough to be dangerous.  As a birthday present, my wife signed me up for the 40-hour class from Arthur.  

As others have noted, Arthur is a very patient teacher. When he says "let's remove that widget", he intends that you should remove it.  This is not a class where you watch the teacher.  You are wrenching on your bike (or his) while he's nearby giving advice if needed.  When you've dropped his tool or a handful of bolts and washers on the floor for the nth time, he calmly retrieves them. When you are about to install something backwards, he gently points out the issue.   When you work one-on-one, you have the opportunity to ask all of the questions you always wanted to ask. Even stupid questions are respectfully answered.  Arthur's shop is fully stocked with top-of-the-line Park tools, and he knows how to use all of them.  

In this class we serviced hubs and bottom brackets, replaced brake and shifter cables, removed and reinstalled cassettes and chain rings, measured chain stretch, removed chain links and replaced chains, straightened bent derailleurs, trued wheels, replaced spokes, adjusted brakes, and serviced head sets.  Not only am I confident that I can diagnose what's not working on my bikes, I now am confident that I can probably fix it.

Last, Arthur taught me how to think like a mechanic.  When we encountered problems that weren't simple to fix, he taught me how to carefully and methodically approach each problem. Tricks and tips were revealed, and sage advice was dolled out constantly.  If you really want to learn about bike maintenance from a great teacher, then I highly recommend his 40-hour class. Yelp

Shankar taking the 40 hour class, stripping and rebuilding his 90's model Klein Pulse mountain bike. July 2016

Melissa Gonzalez gave you 10 out of 10 when asked how likely they were to refer your services. "Arthur is super accommodating, knowledgeable and courteous. Amazing service"

 

 

Xenia Leon rodriguez said:

"Very good service and attention to the student. The thing that I liked the most is that the student was able to try everything on an actual bike"

-Fresh Books 6/24/16

Pro Build Class "I spent a day with Arthur doing a pro build on my new bike, starting with a bare frame. What a great experience. Arthur is super knowledgeable, has a great temperament, is really good at teaching, and has high standards. I learned a ton and had a great time to boot. I'd give him an 11 out of 10 if I could." Freshbooks

Pro Build Class

"I spent a day with Arthur doing a pro build on my new bike, starting with a bare frame. What a great experience. Arthur is super knowledgeable, has a great temperament, is really good at teaching, and has high standards. I learned a ton and had a great time to boot. I'd give him an 11 out of 10 if I could." Freshbooks

Yelp Alex A. 10/20/2015

"This is a one of a kind place"

Arthur was a a great teacher and his facilities are top notch. I gave up my car for a bicycle over a year ago. I love riding my bike to work, the gym, the grocery store, and the beach. However, when your bike is your main transportation there is a fair bit of maintenance required. I was tired of taking the bike to the shop and not having them give my bike the care it deserved. Arthur answered every question I had and walked me through how to make the repairs and adjustments. Since I had a fixie he dropped the derailleur portion of the class and took me through truing a wheel. This class customization was greatly appreciated.  Alex A.

Yelp Lon S. 10/12/2015

Arthur at Bike Teacher has created one of the best bicycle maintenance and build shops.  He is very patient and takes the time to show you how it's done while giving you the confidence to do it on your own.  
I signed up for Bike Teacher's pro build course and had the awesome opportunity to build-up my new bike from start to finish.  Arthur was there to guide me along the way, give great tips and provide the right tools to do the build properly.  
I highly recommend Arthur for both small and large jobs.  His shop is comfortable, well organized and an overall great place to learn.

70 Hour Class Jason completed the 70 hour class. We celebrated with a ride on Brail Trail at Demonstration Forest Ca. Jason own's five bikes all in different genre's , from beach cruiser turned 26"old school bmx, cx bike, downhill, trail bike and a fat bike. Completed class on September 17th 2015

70 Hour Class

Jason completed the 70 hour class. We celebrated with a ride on Brail Trail at Demonstration Forest Ca. Jason own's five bikes all in different genre's , from beach cruiser turned 26"old school bmx, cx bike, downhill, trail bike and a fat bike. Completed class on September 17th 2015

Justin completed the 70 hour training course in record time in just nine days straight.

Justin completed the 70 hour training course in record time in just nine days straight.

Justin just got home and he said he learned a lot and feels confident about taking this job as a bike mechainc.

He had a good ride with you at Demonsration Forest as well, thanks for taking him. Lorie (mom)

Beginner, Intermediate Classes Exceptional teaching skills and bike knowledge! I have set up 3 different bike lessons over the past couple of years with Arthur and have always been impressed. He has shown me how to ship my bike cross country, replace my brakes, rewire my brakes and derailleur, rewrap my handbar tape, etc. If you are wanting to learn more about your beautiful bike, Arthur is your man :)

Beginner, Intermediate Classes

Exceptional teaching skills and bike knowledge! I have set up 3 different bike lessons over the past couple of years with Arthur and have always been impressed. He has shown me how to ship my bike cross country, replace my brakes, rewire my brakes and derailleur, rewrap my handbar tape, etc. If you are wanting to learn more about your beautiful bike, Arthur is your man :)

Amy Glover said: (FreshBooks)

"Friendly, passionate about his work, and very knowledgeable!"

 
70 hour Class Arthur is awesome! He helped me learn A-Z and beyond with all things bicycles. His teaching of the Park Tool School has helped me tremendously. Woo! :)

70 hour Class

Arthur is awesome! He helped me learn A-Z and beyond with all things bicycles. His teaching of the Park Tool School has helped me tremendously.
Woo!
:)

"Great session today with Arthur.  He was patient with and taught me a TON about wrenching on bikes.  I highly recommend him as your one-stop bike maintenance guru.  He has deep knowledge.  I will be back in a few weeks for more Bike Teacher goodness.  Thanks, Arthur."

John T. Sep 3rd 2015