More Free Fixit Stations!

Fixit Stations: ever heard of them? These awesome resources are publicly accessible places where people can go to find free bike tools for basic bike maintenance. They’re pretty cool, and they have saved many a bike rider from a long walk home. BikePGH keeps a comprehensive map of places to find them in Pittsburgh. Check out the growing number of Pittsburgh Fixit Station in the map below!

 

BikePGH has worked to install two additions to this map in the last month.

The first was installed in Lower Frick Park, near the intersection of the Tranquil Trail and Falls Ravine Trail.  Its a much-traveled portion of Frick Park where bikers of all stripes are constantly passing.  It’s even under cover!

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The second was at Action Housing’s Uptown Lofts Site, where BikePGH provide our #PositiveSpin program for young people graduating out of foster care. After completing the program, the participants received their own bikes and accessories to commuting around to school, or work, or fun. To round out the end of the first program season at this site, we installed a permanent Dero Fix-It station right our front for participants to use.

We documented part of the Action Housing install process here: Enjoy!

Dan and Julie are ready to install the new Fix-It Station at 2015 Fifth Ave.

Dan and Julie are ready to install the new Fix-It Station at 2015 Fifth Ave.

Dan hammering the fix-it station into the ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan hammers a cement anchor in. Installing the station takes some serious elbow grease.

The newly installed Dero Fix-It Station at Action Housing, Uptown Lofts Site. Young people graduating out of foster services receive bikes upon completion of the Positive Spin program and can access this public service station outside of their residence.

A quick stop at the hardware store to get an essential missing piece.

The newly installed Dero Fix-It Station at Action Housing, Uptown Lofts Site. Young people graduating out of foster services receive bikes upon completion of the Positive Spin program and can access this public service station outside of their residence.

Dan places the top of the bike stand onto the fix-it station.

The Before Photo at the entrance to Action Housing’s Uptown Lofts Site

The after photo: A newly Installed Dero Fix-It Station

The after photo: A newly Installed Dero Fix-It Station

 

Interested in seeing a Dero Fix-It station go up? Email Dan@bikepgh.org to help you secure an order.

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