Cyclists in the city of Kingston have new options for basic bike repairs. Three Bike Repair Posts have been installed at City-owned recreation facilities.
“The City is pleased to provide residents with bike repair stations at three of our recreation facilities across the city. We hope these repair stations will help keep their bikes happy and on paths and trails, year-round,” said Ryan Evoy, Acting Manager of Recreation Facilities.
Located at the INVISTA Centre, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre and the Memorial Centre, these eye-catching black and green stations offer users an air pump and the common tools needed to make small repairs and adjustments to bikes, according to a release from the City. Produced by a Canadian company called Greenspoke, the Bike Repair Posts were purchased by Tourism Kingston and placed by the City in high-traffic areas.
“In recent years, cycling has become a popular way to visit and experience Kingston, and COVID-19 only amplified the popularity of outdoor activities. We’re proud to have made the installation of these much-needed and frequently requested Bike Repair Posts possible for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike,” said Megan Knott, Executive Director of Tourism Kingston.
Local cyclists are supportive of the addition.
“I am thrilled to see the City and its partners working together to support the cycling community,” said Hal Cain, with Cycle Kingston, a group that promotes cycling and cycling safety in the community.