Montreal's BIXI bike sharing service is pretty awesome, but sometimes a bike just isn't enough.
The downtown core is full of steep streets that can be really hard to climb, reaching the top of Mont-Royal is insanely hard for someone who isn't used to it, and sometimes it's simply too hot outside to ride a bike.
But soon those problems will be a thing of the past because BIXI has announced that they will be deploying electric BIXI bikes this summer in Montreal!
The electric bikes will be hitting the streets in August as part of a pilot project. To start, Montreal will be testing 40 electric bikes and 3 new "Charging Stations".
So far there's no word on how exactly this will be regulated. Beijing's E-bikes require a license to drive, and the bikes can't go faster than 15km/h, so maybe Montreal will need to introduce a similar system.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot Restaurant is selling hot dogs for 74 cents this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri eatery says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Restaurant 74-cent Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot Restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC