If you saw our announcement last week, then you know that Montreal is Canada's first city to get the new electric Uber JUMP bikes.\nThe ride-sharing super giant has rolled into the bike-sharing lane previously dominated in Montreal by BIXI.\nThe major difference, of course, is that JUMP bikes are powered by an electric motor, meaning your ride up rue Berri is liekly to be a lot easier on a JUMP bike...\nThat is, if you have a helmet.\nWhile many cities already have helmet laws in place, Montreal currently does not require cyclists to wear helmets while riding through the city.\nView this post on Instagram We’re proud that we’ve been able to work with local communities to launch JUMP in 28 cities across 9 countries. And there’s still more to come. A post shared by JUMP by Uber (@jumpbyuber) on Jun 28, 2019 at 8:11am PDT\nJUMP bikes are different, though, in that they can reach speeds up to 32 km/h.\nFor this reason, it is currently mandatory to wear a helmet when using the motorized bikes. If you are caught using a JUMP bike without a helmet, police are likely to pull you over and if they do, you'll be handed an $80 fine that also comes with $47 in administrative fees.\nREAD ALSO: 28 Photos & Video Of The Best Costumes At Montreal ComicCon 2019\nMTL Blog's very own Alex Melki was present on JUMP's launch day, giving the new motorized bikes a try. Check it out in the video below!\nDuring their launch, Uber did give away a hundred free helmets to future JUMP users. However, the major issue evident here is the number of tourists that are likely to take advantage of this awesome ride-sharing option... chances are they won't have a helmet on them.\nAnd it probably doesn't need to be said, but helmet sharing? No thanks.\nThis seems to be a bit of a pickle for Uber, as I don't see a gleaming solution at the end of the tunnel.\nUntil all cyclists are required to wear helmets, I think it will be hard to ensure that renters using the motorized bikes have a helmet on them before renting. And that doesn't solve the problem of tourists who will likely never have a helmet on them.\nIf you do own a helmet and want to give them a try, though, be sure to head to their site for more information! Click here for details on parking rules and click here for safety tips.