BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has announced the installation of the first bicycle repair station in town at Washington Valley Park, adjacent to the Newman's Lane parking lot, according to a release from the township.

According to the release, Washington Valley Park is part of the Somerset County Park Commission park system, and is a popular spot for cyclists from all over central New Jersey, so it was agreed that this would be an ideal location for the first bicycle repair station.

The purchase of the station was made possible by a grant from the Healthier Somerset Coalition, coordinated by Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas University Hospital Somerset. The grant, the release said, is part of a larger county initiative to encourage residents to get more physical activity, and also to eat more fruits and vegetables to prevent disease.

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"This is excellent," Joe Winchock, an avid cyclist and mountain biking coach, said in the release. "This is a great facility to begin with and the bike repair station is a bonus."

The station, the release said, comes with tools, an air pump and bike mounting pegs.

"We are excited to offer this to our residents and visitors to the parks and world class biking trails," Mayor Dan Hayes said in the release.