Non-profit launches free bike fix-it station

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- ‘Tis the season for biking, and a new fix-it station could help keep you riding smoothly.

A local non-profit, Dream Bikes, partnered with Smart Toyota on Madison's west side, to open a free fix-it station.

The station is right off the Capital City Bike Trail along The Beltline.

Dream Bikes is a full service bike shop, that hires under-served youth in the area and helps get them future employment.

The general manager says the Madison area could use more stations like this.

“You can stop at this station and get it repaired fairly quickly and I think one of the major ones that is simple enough is they can put their bike on the stand and can fill up their tires up with the pump that is installed and incorporated in it,” says Matthew Martinez, General Manager with Dream Bikes Madison.

If you’re not sure how to use the free fix-it stations, Dream Bikes holds workshops for some extra help.

The fix-it station also has a scanner where you can pull up the manual for how to fix your particular bike.