Celebrate May by Bike with 45 Minutes of Free Vélib’ on Thursday, May 16, 2024!

(Deal of the Day) Thursday May 16, 2024, Parisians will be able to benefit from 45 free minutes of Vélib'. Perfect for cycling to work, and why not make it a habit.

How to take advantage of the free offer at Vélib’?

This Vélib' offer is only valid Thursday May 16, 2024, and entitles you to a 45-minute journey in a classic Vélib' or an electric Vélib'. To benefit from it, simply subscribe on D-day to the Ticket-V offer and enter the code ABV2024 from the application, the website or directly in one of the 1,475 Vélib' stations.


Beyond 45 minutes, you will be charged €1 per additional half-hour in a mechanical Vélib' and €2 in an electric Vélib'. Note that your Ticket-V will only be valid on Thursday May 16, 2024, between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.

What is the May by bike event?

The fourth edition of May by bike is an opportunity to discover the pleasures of two-wheelers, whether for a ride alone or with others, or to get to work. Several events are organized throughout France during the month of May to promote cycling. This national holiday aims to encourage those who are still reluctant to take their bike to take the plunge.

This Thursday, May 16, 2024, Parisians will, for example, be able to take advantage of 45 minutes of free Vélib' to get to work or class, weather permitting. This event concerns the entire Parisian territory, excluding the ring road. And for those who are more allergic to pedaling, the offer is also valid on electric Vélib's.

An electric Vélib'. // Source: Flickr/CC/Miwok (cropped photo)
An electric Vélib'. // Source : Flickr/CC/Miwok (cropped photo)

Is it worth taking a free Vélib'?

Supported by the Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Ministry of Sports, this event, beneficial for health and air quality, is a good opportunity to remind people that cycling is increasingly widespread. 45 free minutes of Vélib' is certainly not a lot, but it's a good reason to get on two wheels.


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