The City of DeBary unveiled another spoke in the wheel of their bicycle-friendly community with a ribbon-cutting event at Rob Sullivan Park on Friday, January 6, 2023. Community members joined the City of DeBary and West Volusia Realtor’s Association to celebrate the installation of a new bicycle repair station along the Spring-to-Spring Trail at 200 W. Highbanks Road. The bike repair station, funded by a grant provided by the West Volusia Association of Realtors’ Young Professionals Network, is equipped with a bike pump, tools, and stands for cyclists to perform minor repairs and maintenance along the trail system.
“We are grateful for partnerships, like that of the West Volusia Association of Realtors, who share our commitment to active travel and safety for cyclists,” stated DeBary Mayor Karen Chasez during the ribbon during event on Friday. “Installing this bike repair station along the trail system will improve reliability of cycling as a mode of transport and recreation within our City.”
Rob Sullivan Park is located along the Spring-to-Spring Trail and provides access to over 600 miles of paved biking trails. Cyclists using Rob Sullivan Park as a trailhead will be able to make adjustments before they ride and possible repairs when finished. The bike repair station has a QR code attached to the side that directs users to a link offering assistance and direction for bicycle repairs.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Greenways and Trails designated the City of DeBary as a Florida Trail Town in spring of 2022 due to trail efforts and accessibility. The City of DeBary is located at the convergence of three major Central Florida trails – the St. John’s River-to-Sea Loop, The Heart of Florida Loop, and the Coast-to-Coast Connector Trail. Florida Trail Towns are widely recognized for being vibrant destinations that are adjacent to long-distance recreation trails.