Bike Repair Kits at Denver Libraries

By Idelle, June 11, 2019

As a Denver resident, I ride my bike EVERYWHERE! And, occasionally, I get a Goathead or staple or something in my tire that causes a flat. It’s wonderful to now know that the Denver Public Health and Environment is partnering with Denver Public Libraries to have bike pumps and small tool pouches in each of the 26 Denver Public Libraries! So now, wherever you get a flat in Denver, there’s likely a library nearby! All you need is a library card and if you get a flat tire or need some air, you can go to any library for a fix. They have free fix-a-flat kits and pumps. Below is some more info I found from

Each kit contains basic tools to repair tires or make adjustments to your ride:

  • 1 dual-valve pump with pressure gauge for inflating tires
  • 1 set of allen wrenches for minor adjustments
  • 1 adjustable wrench for minor adjustments
  • 1 set of tire levers to remove/replace a tire
  • Tube patches, sandpaper and glue for patching a hole in a tube
  • Illustrated instructions (English and Spanish) for fixing a flat tire

The Library Bike Kits can be checked out for up to two hours on-site. . Don’t have a card? Don’t worry, the library staff can get you one instantly.

The library bike kits are provided by the Denver Community Active Living Coalition (CALC), a program of the Denver Department of Public Health and the Environment (DDPHE), a diverse group of community members who care about health and safety through physical activity.

Happy riding!