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Regional park to get bicycle tire repair station from grant



The Pump it Up! Ultimate Repair Station will soon be installed in Jack Abernathy Regional Park, somewhere near the bike and walking trails. Photo provided

The Pump it Up! Ultimate Repair Station will soon be installed in Jack Abernathy Regional Park, somewhere near the bike and walking trails. Photo provided

DAVISON — Fixing a flat tire while on a bicycle ride can sometimes be a major inconvenience.

But soon, if you’re riding through Jack Abernathy Regional Park in Davison and find yourself with a flat bike tire, there will be a place to fix it on the spot.

The city had received a $2,000 grant for the Davison Community Fund, through the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, to purchase and install a Pump it Up! Ultimate Repair Station for the park.

City Manager Andrea Schroeder said station has been purchased and the city is awaiting delivery. She expects it will be installed somewhere near the bike and walking trails in the Regional Park.

“Any time we can add an amenity to our park it’s a win for the community,” said Schroeder. “This is something we don’t have, so we thought it would be a good addition.”

Pump It Up! Is a commercial-grade bike repair solution for public use on bike trails, at parks or on city streets. It includes eight tools, integrated stainless steel air pump, and bike mounting pegs.

According to information online about the station, the tools are securely attached to retractable braided stainless steel cables and it includes universal bike mount pegs to hold bike seat or tube. Schroeder said she anticipate the Department of Public Works will have to pour a pad of cement to anchor the station, but she said they will know more about what is required for installation when it comes it.

“We appreciate the opportunity and the funding from the Community Foundation,” said Schroeder.”