- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Cyclists with flats or mechanical hitches will soon be able to rack up their bikes at a series of small repair stations that will dot bike trails and parks around Illinois’ capital.

Springfield is following the lead of Decatur, Bloomington and Champaign in installing the stations. Each of the seven stations will consist of a bright yellow stand that can hold a bike while it is being repaired, a heavy-duty air pump and basic tools.

The Springfield Bicycle Club and other donors will cover the cost of the stations, which are about $1,000 each. The park district will pick up the installation costs.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (https://bit.ly/1J7DHAx ) the first station will be dedicated Wednesday at the Wabash Trail trailhead.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com

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