Rivergreenway gets new bike repair station

Indiana Michigan Power added amenities to the Rivergreenway along Spy Run Extended. They believe these things will help the city in its mission to create a healthier and better Fort Wayne. They’ve installed a new bike repair station and other enhancements along the trail.

Posted: Sep 24, 2018 7:13 PM
Updated: Sep 25, 2018 8:53 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- People who ride their bikes on the trail will notice Indiana Michigan's additions to the Rivergreenway that are connected to the Powering Up Central Project.

It's purpose is to enhance the areas transmission system.

Indiana Michigan Power replaced older lattice towers with monopoles, but those aren't the only new things standing.

"We installed a couple of benches along the trail and we have a new bike repair station," Indiana Michigan Power Communications rep Michael Bianski said.

The bicycle repair station near Parnell Avenue has all the tools necessary for a quick fix plus hangar arms to allow the pedals and wheels to spin while making repairs.

"You've got your air pump. You've got screwdrivers and other tools attached right there. You can even hang your bike up so you don't have to get down on the ground," Bianski added.

Carsoline Teegarden's husband knows all about bike problems and uses the trails often here in Fort Wayne, and it puts her at ease knowing something like this exists.

"If somebody has a flat tire they can go ahead and fix it. They can go back on their way and not have to worry about walking their bike home. He always has problems with his bike so this would be a great thing to have on a bike trail," she said.

There are two other bike repair stations like the one I& M installed.

There are also 2 bike shops, Fort Wayne Outfitters, and Summit City Bicycles & Fitness, along the trail network that serve as full-service Bike repair stations making a total five locations where you can repair your bike.

Dawn Ritchie with the city of Fort Wayne is happy to have indiana michigan power apart of that.

"We're always trying to be a good community partner. We're always looking for ways to give back to projects like these,"Bianski explained.

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