Bicycle Classes, Bike Clinics & Mountain Bike Rides | Global Bikes

Level 1 - Service Clinic (Free) RSVP

Basic Repair Clinic For Those New or Old Bicyclists

1. What you should ride with.
2. What you need in your repair kit.
3. How to remove wheels, brake release types
4. How to replace an inner tube
5. Basic bicycle accessories
6. Pre-Ride Checks
7. Tire pressure, pump types, and how to inflate your tires.
8. Lubrication, lube type and techniques.
9. How to clean your drive-train
10. Question and Answer session
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The class will be held every 3rd (Gilbert & Guadalupe) & 2nd (Ray & 101) Monday from 7-8PM inside of the date specific shop. Please join us, all are welcome! RSVP
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Dustin - Service Manager Gilbert & Guadalupe
Questions? Call: 480-892-1315
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Garrett - Service Manager Ray & 101
Questions? Call: 480-899-3625

Level 2 - Service Clinic (Free) RSVP

Bicycle Tune-Up Clinic (Ahwatukee Location)

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Brake Basics

· Brake types
· Noises
· Lever and Pad adjustments
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Front Derailleur Adjustment

· Derailleur types
· Set screws
· Cage alignment
· Cable Tension and Routing
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Rear Derailleur Adjustment

· Set screws
· Barrel adjusters
· Derailleur housing
· Derailleur hangers
· Diagnosis
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This class will be held every 3nd Monday from 7-9PM inside of the shop. Please join us, all are welcome! RSVP
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Questions? Call: 480-706-0858

Level 2 - Service Clinic (Free) RSVP

Basic Road or Mountain Bicycle Tune-Up Clinic (AZ Ave & 202 Location) 

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Brake Basics

· Brake types
· Noises
· Lever adjustments
· Maintenance
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Front Derailleur Adjustment

· Set screws
· Cage alignment
· Triple vs. Double
· Derailleur types
· Mountain vs. road
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Rear Derailleur Adjustment

· Set screws
· Barrel adjuster
· Derailleur housing
· Derailleur hangers
· Time for a new derailleur
· Throwing a chain
· Diagnosis
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The class will be held every 3rd Tuesday from 7-8PM inside of the date specific shop. Please join us, all are welcome! RSVP
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Marc - Manager Arizona Ave & 202
Questions? Call: 480-782-8342

Level 3 - Advanced Repair Class (Free) RSVP

This class is at Global Bikes Chandler North location next to Whole Foods. This class cover more advanced topics that will change monthly, which will be updated the week prior to the class.  Previous classes have covered: Hub rebuilds, shock repair, suspension set up, emergency repairs, chain replacement, wheel truing, tubeless setup, derailleur installation & more...
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Bring ideas for future clinics! We have bikes, so you can leave yours at home. If you want to drink a beer or two... we will probably have those too. We hope to see you soon!

Garrett - Service Manager Ray & 101

Questions? Call: 480-899-3625


Candy Ride (Free) RSVP

Join us for our weekly Saturday morning group road ride! The Global team leads an intermediate/Advanced ride starting from our Ray and 101 location every Saturday morning. We have a designated A/B/C ride groups. The distance will be between 30- 60 miles. The speeds will average:

A: 19-21 mph

B: 16-18 mph

C: 14-16 mph


The Nacho MTB Ride (SOMO Style) (Free) RSVP

This is a weekly Satuday Global Bikes Mountain Bike Beginner Morning Ride!

Nacho (not your) normal fast & dirty Mountain Bike Ride!

Meetup with James at Global Bikes in Ahwatukee.

Please RSVP Here


Saturday Social Ride (Free) RSVP

Hi, my name is John Montez and I am the beginner group road ride leader for the North Chandler Saturday Social ride. This ride will be a great beginner ride for everyone that has never on a group ride and those of you that can ride a little further but not quite as fast. We are going to average about 15-17MPH

This is a 4 week progressive ride we will start at 10 miles the first week and then 15, 20, 25 miles, then we will start all over again, we may go a little longer, if the route dictates, you can do it, we all will help you!

During your time with us, you should be able to gain confidence, strength, and endurance all in a social setting, we all pull, and look out for each other. After the ride, we will meet at the shop for a little recovery snack.


Early Morning MTB Ride (Free) RSVP

This is a weekly early morning (before the birds and the rest of Arizona wake up) MTB ride!

Meetup with Kevin L. and/or Pete P. at our Ahwatukee Shop (Ray Rd. west of 48th - 480-706-0858) and ride to Desert Classic Trail at South Mountain.

See calander for ride times as they do change from time to time.... 

The ride is open to intermediate and advanced skilled riders. The ride will average 15 miles depending on who shows up, who’s been eating their Wheaties, and weekly route. We’ll try to keep the group together as much as possible, but we’ll decide on a couple of meeting spots because sometimes you get caught up daydreaming about rearranging your sock drawer and other times you want to ride like Tinker.


Sunday Service Ride (Free) RSVP

This ride was designed for the intermediate cyclist, who want to  improve fitness, and prepare for longer distances. In this ride, you will apply the skills that you learned as a beginner, and improve on your basic group riding skills.  If you are not familiar with group riding etiquette, please refer to our beginning ride offerings.  

Our goal is to lessen group ride intimidation, by providing a friendly, non ego environment, where you can get feedback, and tips from other experienced riders. 

Rides start and end at the Gilbert shop on the NE corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe.

ALL without the worry of being dropped or unable to manage a flat.


Group Therapy Ride (Free) RSVP

Welcome to Ahwatukee Group Therapy! This is a relaxed pace lower mileage road bike ride for riders that:

  • Graduated From Global's Beginner Rides
  • Are Looking To up Their Mileage & Pace
  • Are Coming Back From an Absence of Riding
  • Are Looking To "Ride Back Into Shape"

Be prepared and have your own supplies to repair your tire in case of a flat because there is no SAG support.

  • Helmets & Hydration Are Mandatory
  • Drop Bar Road Bikes Are Highly Recommended

Start times will change according to the season & routes will change to keep it interesting but some things will stay the same. After the ride we can go for burritos at Papa Chevos or brunch at Hillside Spot depending on what everyone is feeling.

Meet @ 6:45AM, Wheels Down @ 7:00AM Average Pace of 14-16 MPH, No Drop Ride

Appetizer Road Ride (Free) RSVP

Why is this an Appetizer Ride? Glad you asked! Your great meal begins with a great appetizer, so this ride is to begin your great road cycling passion. We want new riders to come and learn to group ride. This will be out of our Ahwatukee location every Sunday.  The goal is to take beginning riders and build their strength, knowledge, and confidence through various group ride activities.  All are welcome.

Along the way, we will discuss:

• What you need to ride with
• Roadside repairs (spare tube/s, inflation device, &  tire levers at a minimum)
• Nutrition for longer rides
• Hydration for the summer
• shifting
• climbing hills
• group ride etiquette
• and much more

This ride is perfect for you if:

• Have been off the bike for awhile
• New to the sport
• Afraid of spandex :)
• Not sure if you have the right bike... EVERY bike is welcome!
• If you want to learn how to ride in a group.
 
 
 

Gilbert Beginner Ride (Free) RSVP

First things first, HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.

Join us for a nice leisurely cruise around Gilbert.  We are taking beginners out on a nice and easy 20 mile cruise around our Gilbert shop.  This ride will progress five miles every week for  the three weeks with a concluding 25 mile summary ride to finish off week four.  10, 15, 20 and 25 mile summary ride... after that....repeat! We will restart again at 10 miles at a nice easy  pace.

Everyone is invited and all bikes are welcome!  However, if you feel that you can not safely participate in this event... Please wait until you are ready. This also is a fully supported ride  meaning: no one gets left behind, repair assistance, as well as some healthy snacks and good company provided upon completion! :)