REDMOND, OR -- The city of Redmond has a new, easy way to repair your bike if it breaks down while on a ride. A bike fix-it station was installed this week American Legion Park.
Parks Division Manager Annie McVay tells KBND News, "It's a station that has some of the most common tools that you would need to fix your bike; and also has a pump, so if you get a flat tire, or if you mess up your chain or something, you can fix your bike, on the go." It's Redmond's first such station. But, it won't be the last. "We have three more that are going to go in this summer. We're going to be putting one in at the Homestead Pump Track, which is the new bike park that went in last year. We also just finished paving the Homestead Canal Trail, so we're going to put one along that trail near the transit hub. And then, one at the expansion of Centennial Park."
The first station was funded by Travel Oregon, and McVay says local groups provided donations for the other three. "People are really excited. We've felt a need from the community for awhile. People have been asking for it, so I think it's just exciting that people can get out and enjoy some of our new trails and our new bike park and also fix their bike, if they need to."