Watertown Library Now Offering Place to do Bicycle Maintenance

Need a place to fix a flat or do some repairs on your bicycle – the Watertown Free Public Library is the place to go! The Watertown Free Public Library announced this week that a bicycle repair station has been installed outside the front of the library, near the bicycle rack. The bright yellow station has all of the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. There are hanger arms to allow the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments. The installation of the repair stations comes as the library has seen an increase in cyclists traveling to the library, and through Watertown Square.

Arsenal Project Providing Spots for People to Park Car, Bike to Work

Watertown’s Arsenal Project will make space available for people who want to park their car and then bicycle into work. 

On July 31, a new multi-modal commuting system called Park&Pedal debuted in Boston, the first program of its kind in the United States, and the Arsenal Project is one of the participating sites, according to the program announcement. The free program is designed to encourage bike commuting by providing a network of parking hub conveniently located cycling distance from centers of employment. Commuters can park their car for free and ride their bike the remaining distance to work, thereby avoiding traffic congestion and parking in the city. There are four spaces at the Arsenal Project reserved for this innovative program. David Montague of Montague Bikes, the creator of the program, said, “We are excited to be working with the Arsenal Project as a retail partner in the inaugural launch of Park&Pedal.

Watertown Library Hosting Free Bicycle Maintenance Workshop

The Watertown Free Public Library invites bicyclists to come in for a workshop on the basics of bicycle maintenance. 

The workshop will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the library’s Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room. Galen Mook from Landry’s Bicycles will lead the a hands-on bike maintenance workshop. He’ll focus on the ABC’s of bike maintenance – the Air, Brakes, and Chain – to keep your bike safe and smooth all season long! Bring your bike and he’ll diagnose issues and guide you through the fix. The class is limited to 25 adults (and their bikes).