In the past few weeks, you may have noticed red bikes taking over our city.\nBIXI bikes, which used to dominate our streets, now have some major competition. Uber JUMP bikes, which are powered by an electric motor, are taking Montreal by storm.\nNot only do these bikes make your ride easier and more enjoyable, but it is also a bit of a thrill. With speeds that reach 32 kilometres per hour, it is sure to be more exciting than the average bike ride.\nThe new bikes have gotten some Montrealers into a bit of trouble, however. While BIXI customers can ride its bikes helmet-free, the relatively high speeds of the motorized JUMP bikes place them in a different category.\nIf you are caught ridding JUMP without a helmet, you are most likely going to get pulled over by the police and handed a fine of $80 along with $47 worth of administrative fee, for a grand total of $127.\nView this post on Instagram Longer days = more time to ride. A post shared by JUMP by Uber (@jumpbyuber) on Jul 12, 2019 at 10:44am PDT\nIndeed, police are cracking down on those taking advantage of our new transportation option without the proper cranial protection.\nREAD ALSO: Montreal Will Fine You Up To $127 For Riding An Uber JUMP Bike Without A Helmet\nSo as a gift to their clients and as a way of promoting safe ridding, Uber JUMP is giving out free helmets next week in Montreal!\nView this post on Instagram We dare you not to smile A post shared by JUMP by Uber (@jumpbyuber) on Jun 12, 2019 at 10:59am PDT\nThose in the area will be given the opportunity to try out the new bicycles and even score some free gear, including a cycling helmet perfect for zooming through the streets of our construction zone of a city.\nThis offer is first come first serve, so make sure you get there early to claim your free helmet.\nUber JUMP also offered customers free helmets at the Montreal launch event for the new bikes.\nBut though the helmet promotion will supply some locals with some new equipment, of perhaps greater concern are the many tourists who may be eager to try a JUMP bike but ignorant of local by-laws.\nUber JUMP is giving away FREE helmets in Montreal.\nWhen: Tuesday, July 30th fro 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM\nWhere: The corner of rues Sainte-Catherine and McGill\nSafe biking, Montreal!