The new bike fix-it stations that are going to be installed along Schuylkill River Trail will make the lives of many riders traveling along the path a lot easier, writes Gina Tomaine for the Philadelphia Magazine.
The first of the planned seven stations became available at the trail’s Walnut Street Trailhead in Philadelphia for regular use on Dec. 12. It features a bike rack, an air pump, and a full set of tools for minor bike repair.
The remaining stations will be installed along the 75 miles of the trail in East Falls, Phoenixville, Spring City, Pottstown, Union Township, and Birdsboro.
The first station was installed by the Schuylkill River Development Corporation and funded by Schuylkill River Greenways, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the REI Co-op.
“We believe the fix-it stations will help trail users have a positive experience and help connect more people to this incredible regional resource,” said Elaine Paul Schafer, Schuylkill River Greenways Executive Director.
The opening of the first station was welcomed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a group hike along the trail.
Read more about the Schuylkill River Trail bike fix-it stations at the Philadelphia Magazine by clicking here.