PORTLAND -- The more than 3,000 Portland State University students who use a bike to get to class will now find their commute a little easier should their two-wheeler need a tune up.
Fixit bicycle repair stands have been installed around campus. The self-help stations have tire pumps and a collection of tools to help with brake adjustments, changing tires and other quick tweaks.
Students who need help on how to care for their bicycles can receive free instruction at the campus Bike Hub store. Clint Culpepper is a staff member at Bike Hub and said the goal is to educate students so they can use the self-help stands by themselves and keep their bikes rolling along.
Thirteen percent of PSU students commute to campus by bicycle which is double the rate of Portland commuters. The Rose City is a leader among large cities with more than 6 percent of commuters hitting the streets on bicycles.