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Published on 2017-10-27

3 EASY STEPS TO DISCOVERING MONTREAL WITH BIXI
STEP 1: ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Activate your account at the BIXI counter in Viger Hall at the Montreal Convention Centre (Palais des congrès). Your OPUS card is used as a form of identification and will give you access to the BIXI system throughout the entire duration of the congress. 
STEP 2: LOCATE AND BORROW A BIXI
Find the closest BIXI station at bixi.com or download our app. 
You have two options for borrowing a BIXI with your OPUS card.
SMART STATIONS
        • Select the option “Rent a bike.”
        • Tap your OPUS card on the smart reader and enter the PIN 12345.
        • Follow the instructions on the screen to get your unlocking code. Your code will be valid for 5 minutes.
        • Enter your unlocking code at the docking point of your choice. When the little green light on the left-hand side lights up, pull the handlebars firmly back towards yourself to release the bike.
SMART DOCKING POINTS
BIXI Montréal has installed 6 stations with smart docking points close to the Montreal Convention Centre, specially for the ITS Congress. These stations will allow you to rent a bike more quickly without having to go to the pay station.  
        • Head down to one of the 6 BIXI stations with smart docking points.
        • Choose the bike that you'd like to use and tap your OPUS card on the red smart reader located on the right-hand side of the docking point.
        • When the little green light on the left-hand side lights up, pull the handlebars firmly back towards yourself to release the bike.
STEP 3: RIDE FREELY
You can ride around the different areas of Montreal freely, then return your bike at any BIXI station once you've finished. Make sure that you see the little green light on the left-hand side of the docking point after you've returned your BIXI! 
To get a new unlocking code, tap your OPUS card again and follow the instructions on the screen. 

Written by : BIXI team