Giant for Women Bike Maintenance & Safety Clinic

September 30, 2010

The Century Cycles store in Rocky River hosted a free Women's Bike Maintenance & Safety Clinic on September 30, 2010. The special instructor for this ladies-only clinic was Jackie Baker, a pro rider and expert trainer from Giant Bicycles who is a liaison from their comprehensive Giant for Women program.

The topics that Jackie presented included:

  • How to change a flat tire (the #1 bike maintenance skill)
  • Jackie's five-minute bike safety checklist (to make sure a bike is good to go before a ride)
  • Road-or-trailside survival tips should you break down away from home (and nobody is answering their cell phone to come pick you up).

Wine, cheese, cookie and other refreshments, including cupcakes from Main Street Cupcakes, were provided.

Congratulations to Marjie Korcheck, the winner of our drawing for a $50 Century Cycles Gift Card!

Some comments from among the full house of attendees:

"My friend and I attended the womens bike clinic on Thursday night. It was a very kool party and informative too. We love your shop, and all the staff too, very courteous and helpful.
Again, thank you for the very kool and generous party, we had fun, and will be looking foreward to shopping at your store as much as possible in the future." -- Georgia Richley and Beth LaSelva

"Thanks to you guys and Jackie from Giant for the informative clinic tonight, as well as for the yummy goodies. I'm pretty excited about winning the gift card!" -- Marjie Korcheck

About Jackie Baker

Jackie Baker from Giant for Women is an expert at helping women feel more confident riding and maintaining their road and mountain bikes. She grew up riding horses in Ohio, but has been riding and racing mountain bikes since moving to the Rocky Mountains in 1997. She's raced cross country, spent several years racing downhill as a pro, can hold her own on a road bike, and has even dabbled in track and BMX racing. Before joining the Giant for Women team, Jackie was a coach for Bikeskills. She now travels the country in her Giant for Women van (affectionately named Gordo) filled with demo bikes, visiting Giant retailers and attending bike industry events to share her knowledge and expertise.

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