"BIXI WARNING; Bad trip on rental bike" Bicycle Tip by Peter_of_Copenhagen
Bicycle, Montreal: 11 reviews and 11 photos
If you are tempted to use the BIXI, the Montreal version of the city rental bike system you should be warned. The bike ride may cost more than a limosine unless you familiarize yourself with the (deliberately?) strange fee system presented in French on minute displays. It appears You must put the bike into a bike stand at short intervals, otherwise the charge escallates as a "punishment" for using the system at all!
My fiancee and I were charged 79 CAN $ for around 3 hours use on a day in July 2011. We only discovered the charge to the credit card after our return to Denmark and we have no recollection of seeing a clear explanation of the tariffs on the bike stands, only that a full days charge was 5 CAN $.
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