Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Bike Repair Station for Rail Trail

Help for cyclists needing to fix their bike on the O’Keefe Rail Trail has just been installed, perhaps a first for a rail trail in Australia! The provision of a Bike Repair Station has been the initiative of Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail group, with funding for two units due to the support provided by Strathfieldsaye and Districts Community Enterprise. (refer: 15 Dec 2018 Friends’ web News post).

Bike Repair Station tested by member Les Lewis for O'Keefe Rail Trail users. Photo: G.Long

O’Keefe Rail Trail’s Bike Repair Station tested by member Les Lewis. Photo: G.Long

A second funded repair station will soon be installed at Axedale Park Axedale by the Friends members, close to and about mid point of the rail trail.

Also planned for Heathcote is a third such station, to service both rail trail users as well as the local community who do not have a Heathcote based bike shop. Centred on Barrack Reserve, this location is close to the O’Keefe Rail Trail’s ‘Trail Head’, with the repair station being generously funded by three local Heathcote community organisations.

2 responses to “Bike Repair Station for Rail Trail

  1. Fiona Mar 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Great. There has been one at the top of the Red Hill -Merricks Rail trail for a few years

    • bendigokilmore Mar 4, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you for the information on the 6.5km Red Hill Rail Trail’s bike repair station. Do you know if it is the same manufacture type as this O’Keefe Rail Trail unit, and how it has been used/treated for those few years Fiona?

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