Bourbon Bike Station_1Ward Byers, representing the Bourbon Main Street Initiative, told the Bourbon Town Council Tuesday that they are ready to order a bike repair station that was made possible through a grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation. The bike station will allow both local residents and visitors riding bikes through the town to have a safe place to make any needed repairs.

Byers was seeking the Council’s permission to place the unit on town property. Council member Larry Wattenbarger clarified that the installation would not mean drilling into the concrete areas, but would be secured. Byers said it would be vandalism resistant. Wattenbarger said he wanted the town employees to pick out a location. Once the town superintendents at the meeting selected a location, the Council approved the request and voted to have the rack installed at the Schwartz Livery on the SW corner of Main and Center Streets in Bourbon.

Byers said, “Once installed we are going to be reaching out to multiple bike shops and clubs along with social media for the awareness.”

Bourbon Bike Station-tallCarol Anders Correspondent