Zig Zag bike repair station offers Hills cyclists sweet repair


Jarree Murray and Tim Bennett at the Bike Repair station which has been installed in the Kalamunda Cultural Centre precinct. Picture: David Baylis.
Jarree Murray and Tim Bennett at the Bike Repair station which has been installed in the Kalamunda Cultural Centre precinct. Picture: David Baylis.

A NEW bike repair station has been installed at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre in Railway Road Kalamunda for cyclists.

The new station means people can repair their bikes if they are out on a ride .

The new station enables road, mountain bike and recreational cyclists to adjust tyre pressure while riding, with a range of tools such as screwdrivers, tyre levers, a pressure gauge and chain tools.

Kalamunda Cycles owner Tim Bennett said the initiative was a fantastic addition to the area.

“It really shows we are a cycle-friendly community; I understand it is already being used,” Mr Bennett said.

“The ability to get air seven days a week at any time is great and the station is far more user-friendly and a quicker alternative to portable bike pumps.

“The range of tools available means that repairs can be undertaken on site; should a visitor find they need to make an adjustment when they are in town.”

Mr Bennett said cycling was one of the key tourism drives in Kalamunda with many visitors coming to the region as road cyclists and to explore the bike trails.

“Hosting the Gran Fondo has put Kalamunda on the world stage, with 1500 national and international riders competing, and it’s certainly an area we are continuing to see grow.”

The Zig Zag Cultural Centre is a multi-purpose facility that encourages greater participation of the local community, and ignites the area as a tourist destination for the people of Western Australia.

The facility features the Perth Hills Visitor Centre, Zig Zag Gallery, Seminar Rooms, Mason and Bird Café, the entry of the Kalamunda History Village, full shower facilities and much more.

For those who want to learn more about cycling options head along to the Perth Hills Visitor Centre and pick up a copy of the new Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective trails map. You’ll also find lots of great local knowledge for road cyclists.

For more information 9257 9998 or go to experienceperthhills.com.au