Forest Grove receives grant for bicycle repair stations
If you like to ride your bicycle through Forest Grove, you might want to look out for some new amenities coming to town this spring.
The city is installing bicycle repair stations — which include air pumps and tools — in four areas around Forest Grove. The stations, funding from which comes through the Oregon Community Foundation, are expected to be complete in May, "just in time for riding season," acording to the city.
Stations will be located near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and College Way, where there is already a series of sheltered bike racks; at Thatcher Park, in the David Hill area of northwest Forest Grove; at the Fernhill Wetlands at the south end of town; and along the B Street Trail near the transfer station.
The Oregon Community Foundation's Cycle Oregon Fund awarded a $4,500 grant to Forest Grove for the project, the city announced Friday evening, Jan. 19.
In its announcement, the city stated that the installation of the bicycle repair stations "will help to support those in our community and visiting our community by bike while supporting the (Forest Grove City) Council's Vision Statement," which pledges to "foster sport, recreation, reflection, and leisure" by honoring the area's natural resources.
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