Unique Public-Private Partnership Leads to Bike Repair Station in Oak Grove

A bicycle repair station and custom racks have been installed in downtown Oak Grove along the six-mile Trolley Trail through a partnership between the community and the county.

The repair station includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance. Screwdrivers, Allen wrenches and box wrenches are provided so that cyclists can change a flat tire, adjust brakes and put air in tires.

The bike racks feature “Bike Oak Grove” and “Trolley Trail” logos and are placed in several locations throughout the downtown area.

Historic Downtown Oak Grove (HDOG) saw an opportunity to bring new amenities to the downtown area to encourage the biking community to stop and support businesses as a midpoint rest stop on the Trolley Trail.

With the help of the Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development and a grant from Metro, these new custom-designed bike racks and the repair station are now permanently situated along the vibrant downtown core. North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) helped with installation.

“We would like to thank the Clackamas County Transportation Department and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District for all their hard work and efforts to bring a much needed economic and cultural addition to our unique historical downtown area in Oak Grove,“ said Suzanne Wolf, HDOG president.

The Trolley Trail — operated by NCPRD — is a popular multi-use trail that runs from Milwaukie to Gladstone and is heavily used by cyclists for recreation and commuting. The bike repair station is the first along the Trolley Trail and is available to use free of charge.

The Trolley Trail connects neighborhoods, schools, parks, retirement communities and business districts between Milwaukie and Gladstone and completes a missing link in Metro’s regional trail system.

This multi-use paved and gravel trail is for bikes and pedestrians and follows the historic streetcar right-of-way that ran in the area from 1893 until 1968.

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