Believe me or not, but I have actually worked as a bike apprentice mechanic at WTB. I worked over the summer for about 2 months. The experience was thrilling and very hands on informative. My knowledge before and after varied greatly. What I mean by this is that initially I was very timid about bikes and mechanics, but by the end of the program I felt really confident in fixing bikes regardless the problem. I wasn't intimidated to try new things. Having said this, I am always willing to give a hand to friends who are having trouble with their bikes. Lastly, WTB has taught me valuable safety in terms of bike riding, because of this, I have become extremely passionate on anything bike related. They even hooked me up with a sweet bike that I currently ride. I love my bike and I love West Town Bikes. Going to West Town was literally the highlight of my summer because I got to learn fantastic mechanical skills and meet a lot of interesting people!