Jamestown Fixit Station

Due to the efforts of BikeWalk Williamsburg and several friends of the VCT, the Jamestown kiosk now has a Fixit Station. Ted Hanson, Dean Dunbar, Don Grosse, and Neal Robinson combined their talents to make it happen. Now there is an air pump with a gauge, a stand, and tools to make minor adjustment on your bike. Do you have the recommended tire pressure in your tires? It will make your ride on the VCT a breeze! 

BikeWalk Williamsburg Donates Fixit Station for VCT Jamestown Trailhead

Over a year ago, the electronic kiosk at the Virginia Capital Trail Jamestown Trailhead took a lightning strike that made it inoperable. Since after about 10 years, the kiosk was no longer supported by the manufacturer.  Beth Weisbrod, Executive Director, the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation (VCT) asked the Trail Ambassadors about getting it removed. BikeWalk Williamsburg ( BWW) and WAB member,  Dean  Dunbar engaged Neal Robinson (WAB member) and the two spent a day dismantling and taking the inoperable unit to the recycling center.

That left an ugly void in the center of the Trailhead, and Dean Dunbar came up with the idea of a Fixit bike repair facility, with tire pump, for the facility.

Upon learning of the proposal BikeWalk Williamsburg agreed to solicit contributions, and within a month had collected sufficient donations to fund the procurement and installation of the Fixit and tire pump. The equipment was ordered in April, and arrived in early June.

On June 22, Dean Dunbar, Don Grosse (WAB member) and Neal Robinson did the heavy lifting and installation. Several Trail users were observed using the facility that afternoon. (Note that this unit has an upgraded pump with a pressure gage.)

There are three additional VCT Fixits in various stages of procurement/installation: Charles City Courthouse, Herring Creek Trailhead and Four Mile Creek Park. When installed, this will bring a total of six Fixits on the VCT.