manhattan: soho - 244 & 250 Lafayette St | chelsea - 228 7th Ave
brooklyn: park slope - 476 Fifth Ave [PHONE + MAP]

Repair Classes

We offer a variety of bike maintenance classes. Click below, or scroll down for details.

Roadside Repair (2 hours) 

Bike Maintenance Intensive (6 weeks @ 2 hrs/wk)  -- Classes now forming!

Custom Instruction (varies)


Roadside Repair :: 2-hour course

Our Roadside Repair Class is a one-night class covering the basics of bike repair. Our objective is to help you deal with those pesky roadside/trailside emergencies that can spoil your ride, like flat tires and problematic brakes. This class lasts approximately two hours.

Cost = $70


SoHo store:

Upcoming classes are held on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in our Soho store.

To register, please email Dave at call the store to leave a $30 deposit to hold your place.

Chelsea store:

Upcoming Class: Friday February 20th, 2015 at 8PM

To register, please email Tanner at

Park Slope store:

Classes begin February 2015 and are held on Mondays at 7:30.

To register, please email Arnold at



Bike maintenance intensive :: six classes @ 2 hrs/class

This course covers more thorough bike maintenance knowledge, detailing the different parts of a bicycle and how the parts work together. Class size is limited to six students, assuring everyone a place to work and get dirty. Classes meets once per week for six weeks; each session is two hours. 

  • Week 1 - Introduction to the course, flat repair and drivetrain basics.
  • Week 2 - Drivetrain, gears, shifters, etc. Introduciton to brakes.
  • Week 3 - Brakes continued, wheel truing.
  • Week 4 - Introduction to hubs and bearing surfaces, including headsets.
  • Week 5 - Introduction to Bottom brackets, and cranksets.
  • Week 6 - A chance to ask questions not covered, and to bring in your own bike to practice what you've learned with the guidance of your instructor at your side.

Cost = $300. (You must pay a deposit of $150 to hold your spot in the course. Deposits can be taken over the phone or in person at the shop.)


SoHo store:  Registration for the Early Spring session is OPEN

January Session - CLOSED

Begins January 26th, 2015 and meets Mondays @ 7:30

               March Session - OPEN

               Begins March 23rd, 2015 and meets Mondays @ 7:30

To register, email Dave at and call the shop at 212-431-3315 to leave a $150 deposit to hold your place. 


Brooklyn store:  Repair classes in Brooklyn have returned!

January Session - OPEN *two spots left*

Begins January 13th, 2015 and meets Tuesdays @ 7:30.

To register, email Tyler at and call the shop at 718-788-2543 to leave a $150 deposit to hold your place. 


Chelsea store: Registration for the early Spring Session is OPEN

Begins March 2, 2015, and meets Mondays @ 8pm.

For inquiries, or to register, email Tanner at 

To place a deposit, call the shop at 212-206-6949.






Custom Instruction offerings


Personal Mechanic | Custom Classes

The mechanic is totally yours for one-on-one, or small group courses (prices vary). He/she will instruct or coach you on any and all aspects of bicycle repair. Work can be done by you, or you can just watch the wrench at work. This service is offered by appointment only and is usually only available after shop hours. The mechanic may be available for home or office visits, (home visits will incur a 25% surcharge plus travel expenses).

Cost = starting at $65/hour for one on one instruction.

For more information and to schedule, contact Dave at

Wheel Building Seminars

Unlock the secrets of building a bicycle wheel. With one of our expert mechanics, you can learn how to select the appropriate spoke length, lacing pattern, and number of spokes for your specific needs. You will then lace, true, and tension your new wheel to give you miles of smooth, trouble-free riding. Amaze your friends! Confuse your enemies! Love your wheels!

For more information and to schedule, email Tom at

bicycle habitat
244 & 250 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
ph (212) 431-3315

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