Riding a bike changes lives, we know that for sure. But what about when the inevitable flat tire happens? VBP bike riders don’t let that stop them, as they have the skills to fix that flat themselves. VBP One Day Maintenance Workshops, which we provide to everyone who purchases one of our discounted bicycles, teaches the art of fixing a flat. We also teach how to adjust brakes and gears and how to listen for the start of bigger problems. VBP bikes “are quiet”, we are often told, because the owners know how to keep things in tip-top shape. Thanks to VBP training of village bike mechanics, riders also have a place to go if they need help.