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How to get your bicycle serviced for free in Vienna this summer

Amanda Previdelli
Amanda Previdelli - [email protected]
How to get your bicycle serviced for free in Vienna this summer
Mobility Agency Vienna: Campaign "Mit dem Rad ins Bad" offers free bike checks in front of Vienna's outdoor swimming pools. (Copyright: ©Mobilitätsagentur/Christian Fürthner)

The City of Vienna is offering free bike checks in front of the city's public outdoor pools over July and August. Here is how you can get your bike serviced.

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More and more people are using their bikes as means of transport in Austria. In 2021, around 68 percent of the Austrian population said they owned a bike and 22 percent planned to buy a new one in the next two years.

During summer, it seems that the number of bicycles on the streets is even higher, especially in Vienna, a relatively flat city with plenty of bike lanes and where most of the public transport maintenance work takes place during the summer vacation months.

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If you are a bike rider, you know how important it is to have your bike serviced periodically to keep riding safely. In Vienna, you can get your bicycles checked for free at several points near the city's outdoor pools in July and August.

"We invite the Viennese to have their bicycles checked", said the director of the Mobility Agency Vienna, Martim Blum.

"Get the bike serviced, enjoy your time in the Viennese outdoor pools, and enjoy the summer. This is why we have the Mit dem Rad ins Bad (with the bike to the pool) action".

What are the checks and how do they work?

"The gearshift and brakes are checked and adjusted if necessary. The most important screws are tightened. This increases safety and also cycling love because a well-maintained bike is even more fun," says Blum.

The mobile service station stops 19 times on several days just in front of Vienna's bathing areas. The "first-come, first-served" principle applies to the bike checks and only one bicycle is serviced per person.

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The check focuses on the bicycle's essential components - wheels, brakes and gearshift. These will be re-adjusted if necessary. It is recommended to visit a bicycle workshop or shop for major repairs.

When and where can I get my bike checked?

Here are the dates and locations at a glance:

  • Sunday, 10. July - 10 am to 7 pm - Gänsehäufel
  • Tuesday, 12. July - 3 pm to 7 pm - Laaerbergbad
  • Thursday, 14. July - 3 pm to 7 pm - Großfeldsiedlungsbad
  • Saturday, 16. July - 10 am to 7 pm - Copa Beach
  • Sunday, 17. July - 10 am to 7 pm - Simmeringer Bad
  • Thursday, 21. July - 3 pm to 7 pm - Hietzinger Bad
  • Saturday, 23. July - 10 am to 7 pm - Höpferbad
  • Sunday, 24. July - 10 am to 7 pm - Angelibad
  • Thursday, 28. July - 3 pm to 7 pm - Laaerbergbad
  • Saturday, 30. July - 10 am to 7 pm - Großfeldsiedlungsbad
  • Sunday, 31. July - 10 am to 7 pm - Hietziger Bad
  • Tuesday, 02. August - 3 pm to 7 pm - Simmeringer Bad
  • Thursday, 04. August - 3 pm to 7 pm - Copa Beach
  • Saturday, 06. August - 10 am to 7 pm - Gänsehäufel
  • Sunday, 07. August - 10 am to 7 pm - Laaerbergbad
  • Thursday, 11. August - 3 pm to 7 pm - Simmeringer Bad
  • Saturday, 13. August - 10 am to 7 pm - Angelibad
  • Sunday, 14. August - 10 am to 7 pm - Höpferbad
  • Montag, 15. August - 10 am to 7 pm - Copa Beach

You can find more information here.

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