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    Toronto Bixi membership sale

    If anybody is interested, Groupon sells the membership for 51% off.
    http://www.groupon.com/greater-toronto-area?rd=1

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    Bixi points out that there's a snafu in the Groupon plug. A year's membership gets you unlimited 30 minute rides, not unlimited 24 hours of riding.

    Me: I like the Bixis for lunchtime errands or even riding over to a subway stop where I am more likely to get a seat on the train on the way home. I didn't get the discount though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
    Bixi points out that there's a snafu in the Groupon plug. A year's membership gets you unlimited 30 minute rides, not unlimited 24 hours of riding.

    Me: I like the Bixis for lunchtime errands or even riding over to a subway stop where I am more likely to get a seat on the train on the way home. I didn't get the discount though.
    As far as I know, no membership gives you unlimited 24 hour riding. You have to check the bike in & out again every half hour if you want to avoid extra fees. Otherwise people would be taking the bikes home with them.

    edit: Wow didn't realize how old this was.
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    Regarding Bixi, has anyone ever come across a situation where the rack was full when returning a bike? What do you do in this case?

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    I think you're supposed to go to the next closest station in that case.

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    Ah. In Ottawa that would suck because there's only something like 10 stations in the city. It would be quite the walk back to your original destination. I was just curious in case I know anyone coming to town to visit.

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    The full racks are a problem. I've picked up a bike to run a lunchtime errand, and the rack near where I wanted to go was full. I ended up riding all the way back to the office instead.

    I suppose it was a bit of exercise in the middle of the day.
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    I think if the rack is full you can punch something in and they will give you an extra half hour free to get to the next rack. Still a pain in the ass though. Last fall a friend & I decided to ride BIXI's to a pub, but the closest 2 stations were full and we still ended up walking about 15minutes.
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