Eudora adds bicycle repair station

The City of Eudora recently added a bicycle repair station through a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation. The stand is located outside the Eudora Community Center, 1630 Elm St., and offers 24-hour access.

The grant application was a partnership between the city and Lawrence Unchained Bicycle Co-op, a local group that promotes sustainability and healthful living through bicycle distribution and cycling education. The repair station allows users to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat tire to adjusting brakes.

“The tools and air pump are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners,” Michele Berendsen, with Lawrence Unchained, said. “Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.”

Lawrence Unchained partnered with the city on the grant as a thank you for Eudora’s commitment to encouraging cycling among children and adults, Berendsen said.

“One of the major benefits of the station is that it encourages people to stay active by offering access to the tools needed to make simple repairs or pump up a tire,” she said. “This can make the difference between a bicycle sitting in a garage for months waiting for a simple repair and a cyclist riding to school, extracurricular activities or work in that same time period.”

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