Dennis Cribbet's wife, Cheryl (right), and daughter, Nicole, are pictured with a bike repair station installed in his memory at the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area's Bandy Creek Visitor Center. (Ben Garrett/IH)
Dennis Cribbet enjoyed the mountain biking trails of the Big South Fork NRRA. (Photo submitted)

In some ways, a new bike repair station at the Big South Fork’s Bandy Creek Visitor Center could be considered a lasting tribute to Dennis Cribbet, paid for by those who knew him best.

But in other ways, the bike repair station — and one just like it that will soon be installed at Blue Heron Campground on the north end of the park — could be considered Cribbet’s final tribute to the park he loved.

The self-service bike repair stations are being installed with memorial funds that were donated by Cribbet’s friends and family after the 65-year-old died from complications of prostate cancer treatment earlier this year.

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The complete story can be found in the November 23, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.