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They popped up throughout the city in 2019. They’re peacock blue. Bystanders do a double take when they see them going by. What are they? Electric BIXI bikes, of course! A big hit with BIXISTS, electric bikes are chosen 60% more often than regular BIXI bikes. Why, do you ask? Here are some hypotheses...
According to a BIXIST, riding an electric BIXI made her feel like she was flying, and we’re sure you’ll feel same! What’s great about these bikes is that they give you just a little extra boost to help you maintain your pace when they sense that you’re starting to flag. Need to go up a steep hill? Rent an electric bike. You’ll barely notice the climb and be at the top in no time. An appointment on the other side of town? Rent an electric bike. You’ll avoid the traffic and get some fresh air. A friend wants to go for a long ride? Rent an electric bike. You’ll have energy to spare. Don’t have any specific reason to rent an electric BIXI? Here’s one: treat yourself! The reason Montreal has the largest fleet of electric bikes in North America is not just that they’re practical – they’re also just plain fun to use. Not sure it’s your thing? Give it a try. One ride and you’ll be hooked!
For members, it’s 10₵/minute.
For casual users wanting a one-way trip, it’s 50₵ to initiate the rental, then 25₵/minute.
There’s also a special deal for OPUS cardholders.
There are two ways to rent an electric bike:
It’s very important to be safe when biking. Remember that to use an electric bike you must:
Check out the app’s map of Greater Montreal to see all the stations where you can get a sufficiently charged electric BIXI. A lightning icon makes them easy to spot and you’ll see the battery level of each electric BIXI at the station. That way you’ll never be disappointed! The app is also an easy, handy way to rent an electric BIXI: just click on the nearest station and request an unlock code, which you enter on the bike dock’s keyboard to unlock the electric BIXI you want.
But that’s not all! The app will start a timer, which you can use to monitor how long you’ve had the bike. Not sure you locked the electric BIXI back in properly once you were done with it? No worries! The BIXI app will send you a notification when your electric bike rental has ended.
Can the BIXI app get any better? Heck yes! Click the button below to learn more about it.Download the app