Fix it! Fix it real good!

Bike repair kits coming to select branch locations

When you ride your bike, there's nothing worse than being away from home and getting a flat tire or needing to make an adjustment to your bike and not having the tools to get you back on the road. Or, you notice a malfunction before you even leave the house and you don't have the tools you need.

Whether you're en route or just without tools, the Denver Public Library, in collaboration with the Denver Community Active Living Coalition, is providing bicycle repair kits at six branch locations beginning May 22. Athmar Park, Byers, Ford-Warren, Ross-Barnum, Ross-Broadway, Sam Gary and Schlessman Family Branches will carry the kits for short-term checkout.

Each kit contains basic tools to repair tires or make adjustments to your ride:

  • 1 dual-valve pump with pressure gauge for inflating tires
  • 1 set of allen wrenches for minor adjustments
  • 1 adjustable wrench for minor adjustments
  • 1 set of tire levers to remove/replace a tire
  • Tube patches, sandpaper and glue for patching a hole in a tube
  • Illustrated instructions (English and Spanish) for fixing a flat tire

Kits can be checked out for up to two hours on-site (at the library) and are available with your Denver Public Library card. Don't have a card? Don't worry! Staff can get you signed up instantly.

The kits are provided by the Denver Community Active Living Coalition (CALC), a program of the Denver Department of Public Health and the Environment (DDPHE), a diverse group of community members who care about health and safety through physical activity. The group believes that all Denver residents, including kids, older adults, people with disabilities and the disadvantaged, should have equitable access to safe, vibrant places to walk, bike, ride transit and play.


Written by ChrisH on May 21, 2018


FrankW on May 21, 2018


Wow - this service is awesome!!