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Virginia Tech installs new bike maintenance stations

Published On: Jul 24 2013 05:09:31 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 24 2013 05:26:51 PM EDT

The stations have air pumps, a bike rack, and tools to fix a flat or a chain.


Riding a bicycle to class just got a little more convenient for Virginia Tech students.

New bike maintenance stations have been installed at three, highly traveled locations across campus. Students can access them for free.

Each features a tire pump, a rack to hang a bike, and tools to fix a flat tire or broken chain.

"This pump is really convenient for students at Virginia Tech because the campus is so huge that we need to ride a bike to class," bike rider Wen-Long, Tsui said.

The stations were purchased through a green grant by the Parking and Transportation Office to encourage self-sustainable living.

The stations cost about $100 each.