DENVER — Does your bike need some work? A flat tire maybe, or a simple adjustment?

Just head to the library -- for tools, not books. (But books are cool, too.)

The Denver Public Library (DPL), in collaboration with the Denver Community Active Living Coalition (CALC), is providing bicycle repair kits at all 26 library locations, according to DPL's website

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. 

The kits are provided by the 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 websites states. 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.

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