California College of The Arts / Urban Mobility Program

Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, Co.Design:

Building a bike is an expensive and time-consuming process, traditionally reserved for devoted hobbyists and the very wealthy. But as cycling gains a stronger foothold in American cities, it’s likely that such skills will become more commonplace in design education programs. Leading the way is Nicholas Riddle, a designer at Easton and the founder of the Urban Mobility Lab at the California College of the Arts.

The class is US$3,250. Expensive, yes, but you learn a skill you get to keep and build upon. Craft your own custom bike, or many of them.