The Greenbrier Valley Bike Club has done it again! There is a new Bike Repair Fix-it Stand at the Renick trailhead on the Greenbrier River Trail at milepost 24.5.
In the spring of 2020, the GVBC purchased a Bike Repair Fix-it Stand for installation at the highly used Caldwell trailhead (MP 3). The feedback from trail cyclists near and far during the past two years regarding the Bike Repair Fix-it Stand has been so overwhelmingly positive that the GVBC has been working to secure funds for adding another one further north along the trail. With a generous financial contribution from the Greenbrier River Trail Association, which supplied half of the cost, donated labor for the concrete slab by community member Fred Doss, and installation help for GVBC member Hall Hitzig, the new Bike Repair Fix-it Stand is now a reality and ready for users! Additionally, the GVBC extends a special thank you to Jody Spencer of WV State Parks for supporting and approving this endeavor.
Just as the one installed at Caldwell trailhead, this new Bike Repair Fix-it Stand includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance from changing a flat tire to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows for the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making need adjustments using the tools attached to the repair stand by steel cables. Low tire pressure? No problem! There is also a separate bike pump on the Fix-It Station pad that will take care of that!
So, the next time you find yourself out for a trail ride in the vicinity of mile marker 24.5, check out the new Bike Repair Fix-it Stand. You can’t miss it – the brightly colored orange stand against the green backdrop of our beautiful river trail.