Bicycle tune-up stations — with basic bike tools and air pumps — are now open at 13 state park and trails.
State officials have put 31 tune-up stations (a pdf map is here) stations in the 13 parks and trails locations.
Andrew Korsberg, DNR state trail program coordinator, said the stations “make it easy to pump up tires or do some light maintenance on your bike while out on a ride.”
The locations are:
- Root River/Harmony-Preston Valley state trails – eight stations.
- Paul Bunyan State Trail – five stations.
- Heartland State Trail – three stations.
- Gateway/Brown’s Creek state trails – three stations.
- Luce Line State Trail – one station.
- Willard Munger State Trail – three stations.
- Douglas State Trail – one station.
- Cuyuna Lakes State Trail/Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area – two stations.
- Fort Snelling State Park – one station.
- William O’Brien State Park – one station.
- Jay Cooke State Park – one station.
- Gooseberry Falls State Park – one station.
- Split Rock Lighthouse State Park – one station.
The stations are part of the Pedal Minnesota initiative, and most of the funding came from a grant from the Federal Recreational Trails Program and matching state funds. One station was purchased by the Gateway-Brown’s Creek Trail Association and another by the Preston Community Foundation and the Preston Tourism Board.