REI B2B Bike Repair Stand Grant Update
Using a $10,000 grant from the REI Co-Op (www.rei.com) for B2B trail enhancements, the Friends of the Border To Border Trail has purchased seven bicycle repair stations that are being placed along the B2B Trail.
The bicycle repair stands include bicycle tools, a tire pump, air gauge, and a work rack for users to perform basic maintenance or repairs such as a replacing a flat tire. The bike repair stands, made by Dero in the USA, each cost around $1,500. Also being added to each bike repair station in 2019 will be a device known as a “Pump Stop.” This is a metal stand, also made by Dero, that allows you to slide a bike tire into a groove to hold the bike while you do repairs or pump up tires.
Planned locations for new stands include the DTE Trail parking lot along M-52 northwest of Chelsea, Mill Creek Park in Dexter, Argo Cascades in Ann Arbor (already installed), near the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, just south of the new B2B bridge across the Huron River just east of downtown Ypsilanti (already installed), and Loonfeather Point Park in Ypsilanti Township. Also, another bike repair station will be placed at a new B2B Trailhead parking area in Lyndon Township north of Chelsea, funded with a matching grant from the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (http://huron-waterloo-pathways.org).
The Friends of the Border To Border Trail sincerely thanks REI for their support for the B2B Trail!