A new bike fix-it station is outside the Crooked Lake Library. Soon, every Anoka County branch will have a station, which includes a rack to hang a bike, an air pump and several tools for quick repairs or tune ups.
“We thought that this was a nice benefit to support the community and their healthy lifestyles and to be more active and make the libraries a bike-friendly destination,” said Maggie Snow, director of Anoka County Library.
Bike fix-it stations will be installed at parks as well, including Bunker Hills Regional Park. Along with the new bike fix-it stations, a few libraries, including Crooked Lake, will also get additional bike racks. Nearly $10,000 for the project came from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership and was a joint effort with Anoka County Library and Anoka County Parks.
Jennifer Anderson reporting