Free bike rides are returning to Toronto this month.
Bike Share Toronto announced that, for the third year, it will be offering free rides to cycling commuters in the city on Wednesdays starting on August 7.
Thanks to the sponsorship of CAA South Central Ontario, Bike Share Toronto riders will ride for free every Wednesday in the month of August.
Riders can take a bike for up to 30 minutes, return the bike to any station and take out another bike for another free half-an-hour ride.
Here’s how you can take advantage of Bike Share Toronto’s Free Ride Wednesdays:
- Download CycleFinder or visit the station map to find a station near you.
- Go to any of the 465 bike share stations between 12:01 am and 11:59 pm on one of the Wednesdays in August.
- Select “Buy a Pass” on the kiosk touch screen and select “$0 One-Day,” then insert your credit card and follow the on-screen instructions.
- You can also obtain your pass on Transit or CycleFinder by selecting “Purchase Access Pass” on the apps. There is a refundable $20 deposit per bike.
- After completing the transaction, type in the code you received into the keypad on the left side of the docking point of the bike of your choice.
- Go out and explore Toronto for up to a maximum of 30 minutes. Fees will apply if ride exceeds the allotted 30 minutes.
- Return your bike to any station.
- Take out another bike for a free 30-minute ride – as many times as you like.
The benefits of bike-sharing are undeniable and more and more Torontonians are enjoying them. As of the end of July, there were more than 1.2 million rides taken in 2019, marking the fastest the system has hit the one-million-ride milestone in a year.
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With the recent expansion of the system, Bike Share Toronto now comprises 465 bike stations, 5,000 bikes, and 8,550 docking points.
“As Toronto continues to grow, it’s vital that we keep people moving. For the past four years, the City of Toronto has invested in the expansion of Bike Share Toronto to ensure that all residents and visitors are able to cycle around the city,” said Mayor John Tory.
“Free Ride Wednesdays is a great opportunity to explore the city and encourage more people to use this important service.”