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Jul 26, 2017 Return to Headlines

New Bike Maintenance Stations Assist Cyclists on the Go

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, July 26, 2017 – Cyclists in Coquitlam can now pump up their tires and make minor fixes on the go at the City’s two new bike maintenance stations. 

Over the past month, Coquitlam has installed public bike repair stations at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex and City Centre Aquatic Complex as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage cycling and be a bike-friendly community. 

The green stations feature an air pump, adjustable arms for elevating bikes, and all the tools needed for basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. 

Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, tire levers and an array of wrenches (Allen, headset, pedal and box) are attached to the units by braided aircraft cables.

To promote the new stations, the City is bringing in experts from HUB Cycling to lead free introductory sessions at both sites. Bike Maintenance Stations: How To runs Sept. 16, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Poirier (register here) and Oct. 14, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the City Centre Aquatic Complex (register here). While the sessions are free, registration is required.

The high-traffic locations for the stations are hoped to encourage more people to hop on their bicycles to get around the community and visit City facilities. As well, the Aquatic Centre location in City Centre would be a convenient stop for commuters cycling to and from the SkyTrain stations.

Augmenting the City’s 60 kilometres of bike routes, the new stations were put to use right away, with cyclists trying out the Poirier unit within 20 minutes of installation. 

More information about cycling in Coquitlam, including a brochure and a bike map, can be found on the Cycling webpage.

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Media contact:
Mary Morrison-Clark
Manager Community, Recreation and Culture Services
604-927-3590
mmorrisonclark@coquitlam.ca