Busted bikes get a boost

Thursday , June 12, 2014 - 10:25 AM

OGDEN — Cyclists no longer need to be deterred by road bumps thanks to new repair stations scattered throughout Ogden City.

The city finished installing the six bright green Dero-brand “Fixit” stations on Thursday, May 29 at popular trail sites. They include a pump, basic repair tools, a stand and even a QR code rookies can scan with their smartphones to get repair tutorials. 

Stations are located at the mouth of Ogden Canyon, at the Big Dee Sports Park, along the Weber River Parkway at Washington Boulevard, at the 21st Street Pond, at the 24th Street Kayak Park and on the downtown municipal block near the Ogden Municipal Gardens concession stand. 

Funding for the stations came from Weber County’s R.A.M.P. program, Quality Bike Products and from the City of Ogden.

Contact outdoors and environment reporter Leia Larsen at 801-625-4289 or llarsen@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter @LeiaLarsen or on Facebook at facebook.com/leiaoutside.

Sign up for e-mail news updates.

JOIN. NOW.
Sign Up for the Standard Examiner Newsletter
Popular in Recreation

Back-country horsemen teach trail best practices

Iconically, the American cowboy stands for hard work, courage, and individuality — someone who quietly does his duty to make life better. Weber and Davis...


What to do when you see a horse on the trail

We’ve all seen the triangle signs at the head of the shared-use trails, but what exactly should you do when you’re on a trail and a horse looms into...