Session #1: Introduction & Bike Repair Tools Bike Monkeys Community Bicycle centerIntroductions & Introductory Information Purpose of Bike Monkeys: skill building, fix BRTP bikes, and mentor Role of Mentors: learn alongside, monitor safety-respect-learning Creature Comforts: Bathrooms, time-away, personal space, learning style Safety (self & others), Emergency Evacuation Plan, and Injuries & First Aid Rights & Obligations: Respect, Learn, Honesty, Responsibility, Caring, and Safety Attendance requirementsClass Structure 1. Announcements & Session Goals per participant 2. Shop Chores & Tool Check 3. Bike Repair Skills Lesson 4. Individual Bike Repair Time on BRTP bikes 5. End-of-Session Duties: Tool Check, Station Clean up, Bike Space Clean-up, and Group Meeting (learnings, accomplishments, needs, and safety issues).Bike Systems: Bike-in-a Box activityBike Selection: Type of cycling – type of bicycle Size – one inch rule Quality: frame – gears - brakes Condition: parts needed and mechanical skill level Demonstration of bike inspection processTool Usage: best – size – safety - use 1. Picking the “best” tool for the job: a. Cone Wrenches versus Adjustable versus Box End Wrenches: Instructional Aids – specified tools b. Cutting Cables, cutting Housing, and cutting spokes: Instructional Aids: Cable cutters, bolt cutters, Lineman Snips c. Picking the right Size tool: Instructional Aids – Match Parts Board with pre- selected tools 2. Safe tool usage – common injuries & first aid 3. Leverage Lessons: Instructional Aids - Leverage Balance & Opposing Bolts Ask about how to use a tool that you haven’t used before – Remember, if your gut tells you that you are about to do something unsafe, you are!