MANASQUAN — Those who frequent the Edgar Felix Bicycle Path may have noticed a new addition to the trail recently: a bicycle fixit station donated by the Spring Lake – Brielle Rotary Club.
The project was spearheaded by the 2019-2020 Rotary Club president, Jake Whalen. The borough had formally accepted the donation last year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fixit station was installed more recently.
The fixit station is equipped with tools for bicycle repair and maintenance, as well as an air pump. There is also a QR code on the fixit station, which can be scanned through the camera application of a smartphone, that will walk users through bicycle repairs.
“It’s a terrific gift and it’s going to make a great addition to the bicycle path,” Mayor Ed Donovan said, adding that he suspects more will pop up along the Capital to Coast Trail.
The Edgar Felix Bicycle Path is the starting point of the Capital to Coast Trail, which runs from North Main Street in Manasquan to Allaire State Park in Wall Township. The trail named after Edgar H. Felix, who lived in Manasquan, was opened to the public in 1971.
The fixit station is also a perfect addition to the trail as the weather gets warmer and more people are taking their bicycles out for the first time in months.
Borough councilman and Rotarian Jay Bryant said he saw a similar bicycle fixit station in Bay Head, and worked with Mr. Whalen to develop the project for the town.
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