Cyclists enjoying rides along Smithville Lake’s trails now have less to worry about in regard to equipment breakdowns as the county has installed bicycle repair stations in four areas:
- Smoke & Davey Trail, located off Highway W;
- Anita B. Gorman Trail, accessible from Collins Road to the north and from Crow’s Creek boat ramp area to the south;
- Little Platte North Trail, located at the east end of 188th Street;
- Little Platte South Trail, accessible from its trailhead near the intersection of Missouri Highway F and Litton Way on the southwest end and the Paradise Pointe Marina parking lot on the north end.
“The fix-it includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs,” according to Clay County’s webpage. “The tools are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.”
Stations also include air pumps.