Riding bikes around town is awesome; getting a random flat tire when you’re miles from home is less fun. But Baltimore’s cyclists are in luck: Johns Hopkins has installed a very cool bike repair stand near the medical school campus, at the corner of Monument and Washington.
The self-contained orange service station includes a multi-tool, tire levers, an air pump, and more — “all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs,” its manufacturer promises. And because the tools are attached with steel cables, theft will (hopefully) not be an issue.
Baltimore bikers: has anyone made use of this service yet? We’d love to hear if it works. Maybe we can get Hopkins to install one near its Charles Village campus — or maybe the city could spring for a few more stations throughout town?