Bike Fix-It Station Installed on Campus
September 22, 2015
ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union has recently installed a bike fix-it station for the campus community. The fix-it station is located outside of the Engineering and Business Building at the entrance closest to Elliot Hall.
If students encounter a problem with their bikes, the fix-it station has the tools necessary for simple repairs and maintenance.
When using the fix-it station, students can hang their bikes by resting the seat on the two bars at the top of the station. Hanging the bike on the hanger arms allows the wheels and pedals to spin freely. The station is equipped with Philips and flat-head screwdrivers, multiple sizes of Allen and box wrenches and two tire levers. Additionally, there is an air pump that can be used when tires are low on air.
The fix-it station was put in place to accommodate the recent increased number of bikes used by campus community members and to encourage walking and biking for health and wellness and reduce fuel consumption. Students can use this station when they need to repair brakes and derailleurs, fix flat tires or perform general maintenance on their bikes.
“I am happy to see all the bikes on campus during the last few years,” said Dr. Chuck McClaugherty, Director of the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center and professor of biology at Mount Union. “I have been riding my bike to campus for years, but now I have company. The bike fix-it station should help me keep my bike running safely and smoothly.”