I added a new class to the adult ed syllabus -- Bicycle mechanics and repair -- a follow-up course to the basic maintenance class I teach. 4 weekends, 4 hours each, basically open shop for whatever a student might like to do or learn. Build up and adjust an internet-purchased bike; tear down and rebuild an older bike; wheel building; frame prep; suspension tuning/repair -- whatever the student wants to do.
Unfortunately, zero students signed up. Maybe due to the four-saturday afternoon commitment? Who knows. Anyone, one student contacted me for further details, and I arranged for her to do the class outside of the adult ed structure, at the shop. We did a big tune on her newer road bike; next Sat, she will be bringing in her older road bike for a complete overhaul and rebuild. She asked how much it would cost, since we're doing this solo and at the shop and was pleasantly surprised when I said it was free.
Turns out, she's on the town council next town over and we got to talking about advocacy. There's a specific road which is being upgraded to include sidewalks and she is concerned that there still won't be enough room for bikes on the rather narrow back road. I mentioned Complete Streets spec to her, which she had not heard about, and said I would be happy to attend any public hearings on the matter if she would keep me informed.
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.