Next Sunday May 26, Montrealers are invited to take part in the 4th year of “Free BIXI Sundays” presented by Manulife. Not only can people ride absolutely free, they can also take the opportunity to visit a number of museums offering free admission on that same day. What’s more, every time a Bixist takes out one of the 725 Heartbeat Bikes, identified by a heart at the front, Manulife will donate $1 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Heart & Stroke)—up to a maximum of $100,000.
Live the “Free BIXI Sundays” experience, by Manulife
For the 4th year of “Free BIXI Sundays,” you can hop on a BIXI on the last Sunday of the month, from May to October 2019, and ride for free throughout the city. On top of that, BIXI-Montréal has attached themes to its Free Sundays to move people to use its bikes and encourage them to join in the major activities that are part of everyday life in Montreal:
- May 26:Montreal Museums Day (annual free admission day to all museums)
- June 30:Street art (Montreal is a genuine open-air museum)
- July 28:Yoga in the park (an increasingly popular activity)
- August 25:Picnic in the park (a big weekend tradition)
- September 29:Café tour (so many new cafés to discover)
- October 27:Movie nights (free movies for Bixists)
Eager to express its gratitude to the people of Montreal, not only is BIXI-Montréal offering the service for free all day long, but it will have information agents positioned at 40 of the 600 existing bike stations, chosen for their heavy traffic. These agents will be informing and assisting people who aren’t yet familiar with the service.
An app to plan your “Free BIXI Sundays” right
To better plan out your trips and fully enjoy the activities offered this 4th season, BIXI-Montréal encourages you to download its mobile app, which allows you to see what bikes and docks are available and to rent a bike directly from your smartphone.
BIXI-Montréal offers its sincere thanks to all its partners in this initiative: Manulife (our presenting partner), Rachelle-Béry, LaPresse+ and the Montreal Museums Society.
BIXI-Montréal is a non-profit organization created in 2014 by the City of Montreal to manage Montreal’s bike-share system. In 2019, the network has 7,250 bikes and 600 stations throughout Montreal as well as in Longueuil, Ville Mont-Royal, and Westmount. For more information: https://montreal.bixi.com/.
Since its launch in 2008, 1.3 million BIXI riders have taken 38 million trips. In 2018, BIXI set a new record of more than 5.3 million trips, reached an all-time high with 40,000 registered users (surpassing the goal of 1,000 new members per year) and saw a 220% increase in use over the last five years.