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New bike fix-it stations coming to downtown

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Lewis Kuhlman Lewis Kuhlman
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

The City of La Crosse will soon see more bike fix-it stations in the downtown area.

Lewis Kuhlman, Associate Planner of Community Development for the City of La Crosse said the stations serve to help with minor repairs while people are out and about in the area.

"These are great if you just need to pump up your tires really quick. If you've got a loose seat or lose handlebars. Just any kind of loose nuts or bolts on your bike, it's helpful for that," said Kuhlman.

Currently, Kuhlman said there is one in Riverside Park, Hixon Forest, and the LHI parking garage; in addition to a couple on UW-La Crosse's campus.

Beer By Bike Brigade, a community group that meets once a month for a ride through the community helped to raise funds to pay for the new fix-it stations through a collaborative effort at events they've held.

Thanks to their fundraising, two stations will be added near Downtown Mainstreet Inc. and the La Crosse Public Library on Main Street.

Kuhlman stressed that also additional bike lanes and trails are still needed, these additions only help to increase the bike friendly atmosphere the city is working towards.

"The more people that see them, the more people are going to be interested in it and say what is it? Hey, it's a bike fix-it station. Well, hey that's great that means that La Crosse cares about bikes. So I think just having this out there and available for people will hopefully be more of an encouragement," added Kuhlman.

Each station costs about $1,200.

MORE INFORMATION: City of La Crosse

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