MONTREAL, May 24, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Free BIXI Sundays offered by Manulife are back for a third year in a row! This Sunday, May 27, not only will users be able to ride around Montreal on a BIXI for free, they will also be able to visit one of over a hundred exhibitions on display at the 31 museums offering free admission. To see the full event program, please visit http://museesmtl.org/en.
Debuting in 2016, Free BIXI Sundays aim to encourage Montrealers to use the bike-sharing service for their daily commutes. In addition to offering the service for free all day, BIXI will have information officers at the busiest 40 BIXI stations out of the 540 existing stations in the network. Their role is to inform and help the public familiarize themselves with the service.
From 2015 to 2017, the number of BIXI trips increased by an average of just over 34.3% during the week and 46.1% over the weekend, not including the trips taken on Free BIXI Sundays.
With family or friends, Free #BIXISundays are the perfect occasion to rediscover our beautiful city. Offered on the last Sunday of each month, this must-try event in Montreal will continue throughout the year on June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28.
« For the third year in a row, Manulife is proud to present Free BIXI Sundays, already popular with Montrealers with record breaking numbers last year. On this first Sunday of the season, we invite you to combine physical activity and cultural outing. Our BIXI partnership aligns perfectly with Manulife's commitment to help Quebecers live healthier, happier lives and to become an active member of the communities in which we operate. » declared Richard Payette, President and CEO, Manulife Quebec.
TOOLS TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR FREE BIXI SUNDAYS
To help users plan their trips and take advantage of all of the activities being offered, they can download the official BIXI mobile app or the Transit app. With these apps, users can also rent a bike directly from their smartphone.
BIXI would like to sincerely thank all of the event partners: our presenting partner Manulife, our health partner Rachelle-Béry, LaPresse+ and the Montréal Museums Society.
ABOUT BIXI Montréal
BIXI-MONTRÉAL is a non-profit organization created by the City of Montreal to manage the bike-sharing system in Montreal. As of 2018, the network has 6,250 bikes and 540 stations in Montreal, Longueuil and Westmount.
SOURCE BIXI Montréal
For further information: BIXI Montréal, Pierre Parent, Marketing, Communications and Partnership Director, 514-397-8935 ext. 616