Tune-up your bike this spring

MARQUETTE — Just like a good spring cleaning is good for your home, a quick spring tune-up is good for your bike. Sports Rack in Marquette is one of the many local bike shops that can help you stay safe while riding your bike this season.

“I would say that spring tune-ups for bikes is a pretty important thing to take into consideration before you start your summer cycling,” said bike technician Neil Washburn, “like anything else that you buy like cars, boats, they require routine maintenance to make sure they stay in top running order and safe to be upon.”

While a typical inspection is a very quick process, the sooner you bring in your bike, the better.

“It’s definitely important to make sure that you get your bike in early in the season,” Washburn continued, “the earlier you get it in to the bike shops the better because there isn’t much of a rush or a backlog and you can get your bike back sooner.”

If you cannot bring your bike into a shop, it is recommended to do a visual inspection of your tires and chain.

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Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.