Bike trails now include repair stations

Clay County Parks & Recreation

Four trails in the Smithville Lake system now have bike repair stations.

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.

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