Grand Junction is now home to the "Grand Valley Institute of Bicycle Mechanics."
For men and women, the young and the old; this new class has no limitations. 12–year–old Lael Nordstrom says he just like mechanics, he is the youngest bike apprentice in Sunday’s class. Nordstrom was given a scholarship by the owner of Brown's Cycles so that he could attend the new two day bicycle mechanics class. Nordstrom says, "He gave me $100 scholarship to this class because he thinks I’ll be good for a job later on."
The basics of putting together and taking apart bikes is the name of the game in this class. Instructor Nate Wilson says it, "takes the enigma out of what a bike is." The class is filling up quick, there is already a waiting list for the next class for which a date has not yet been set, but Katy Vigil is glad she made the cut this time around. Vigil says she just started riding and wants to learn more about her bike, but she also thinks it will help her career as a buyer and customer service representative for DT Swiss.
The two day class is $325 per person and will be held once a quarter.