Cyclists’ pit stop, opened by CVRD in Duncan, offers quick you-fix-it

At the Island Savings Centre in Duncan, and if this first fix-it stop works, others may be opened in the future.

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has opened up a bike maintenance station at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan, and if this first fix-it stop works, others may be opened in the future.

“The bike maintenance station is a convenient option for simple bike fixes,” said CVRD Chair Jon Lefebure in a release.

“Ultimately, the station supports healthy living and environmental stewardship as we work towards active transportation in our communities.”

The idea is to offer cyclists basic tools for easy fixes, including: a pump, wrenches, hex keys and other bike tools that can be used for simple adjustments and enjoyable riding.

The station is available for use by the public and is located on the west side of the building next to Duncan’s electric vehicle charge stations.

This is a pilot project, the CVRD release stated. If it is successful, additional stations will be installed at priority cycling locations within the region.