Cyclists ready to roll

Bicycle enthusiasts get a crash course on basic bike repairs.


Local News

March 6, 2020 - 5:01 PM

Ben Alexander of Southwind Cycle and Outdoors demonstrates the proper way to repair a flat bike tire as part of a workshop for cycling enthusiasts Thursday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

The weather’s getting warmer, the nights are getting longer and bicycle enthusiasts are ready to saddle up for some 2020 riding.

Before they do, Ben Alexander offered up roadside repair tricks to help cyclists ensure their rides stay in proper working order.

Alexander, owner of Southwind Cycle and Outdoors, greeted a crowd of about 20 Thursday evening for an hourlong tutorial on basic bike repairs, covering everything from repairing a flat tire to replacing a broken spoke.

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