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Downtown Is Getting More Bike Racks

The Athens Downtown Development Authority is working with Bike Athens to bring a new addition to downtown: A bicycle repair station will be installed near the Athens-Clarke County police substation on College Avenue.

The station will be set up so that bike riders will be able to conveniently fix any mishaps they might have with their bike. “If you get a flat or your chain pops off or any other bad things happen, it will have permanently attached tools, so you can get your bike to the little bike repair station and fix it yourself,” ADDA Marketing Coordinator Elise LeQuire said.

Bike Athens, a nonprofit dedicated to providing the Athens community with more transportation choices, is working with the ADDA to make the repair station a reality.

While no specific date has been landed on for the unveiling of the station, LeQuire is confident that it will not be too far in the future. “It’s not tomorrow, but not two years either,” she said.