ASU loves its cyclists

Almost every bike rider has experienced the pain of a flat tire and the agonizing search for a way to fill it back up. Now, the ASU community will have a quicker, easier solution for their flat tires! With financial support from State Farm Insurance, ASU is installing seven air compressor stations across the university that cyclists can utilize. Four stations will be installed on the Tempe campus, and one on the Polytechnic, Downtown, and West campuses. In addition to the conventional Schrader valve used on most beach cruisers and mountain bikes, there will also be a high pressure Presta valve for road and racing bikes. The system was designed to be easy for users of any experience, with the pressure set to prevent the possibility of blowouts. Additionally, there will be a sign with instructions on how to use the air station.

If you need more help with your bike, stop by the Bike Co-op, which is located on the south side of the Student Recreation Center (Tempe) or inside of the PAC (Poly). The Bike Co-op, sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government, has student mechanics that can fix your bike and carries common bike parts for easy repairs. Check for more details on the shop.

Locations for the new air pumps:

Tempe: GIOS, Palo Verde Main, Hassayampa, Physical Education West(near the MU)

Polytechnic: Santan Hall

Downtown: University Center Parking Garage

West: TBD

By Alex Davis