On Sunday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to midnight, BIXI bikes will be free! Even though the regular season starts on April 15, we’ve decided to get things started a day early as a little bonus for everyone who loves BIXI. What a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring and, most importantly, the arrival of BIXI bikes! Lots of you told us how much you’ve been looking forward to this day.
How does it work?
If you already have a valid BIXI key, you can use it as you normally would. For everyone else, here’s how to borrow a BIXI on April 14:
1- Head to a kiosk at one of the 600 BIXI stations anytime between 8 a.m. and midnight. You can also use the BIXI mobile app to reserve a bike. [Download the BIXI app or check out the station map to find your closest station.]
2- At the kiosk, insert your credit card, select “One Way $0,” then follow the instructions on the screen.
*A $20 deposit per bike will be held for up to 10 days.
3- Enter the code you get after completing the transaction on the keyboard located to the left of the bike dock for the BIXI you’ve chosen.
4- Head out to explore Montreal for 30 minutes max. Fees will apply if you spend more than the allocated time.
5- Return your BIXI to any station and start another trip as many times as you want.
6- Just like Cinderella, you’ll have until midnight to rumble around on your two-wheeled carriage. At that time, the network will return to its normal fee format.
Whether this is your first time out or you’re a regular user, you’ll be riding a BIXI everywhere around the city on April 14. Not a member yet? There’s still time to choose the membership subscription that fits you best!