MONTREAL, April 28 /PRNewswire/ - London Mayor Boris Johnson will offer a one-of-a-kind BIXI as a wedding gift to Prince William and Kate Middleton.
''It is a tandem version of the traditional BIXI bicycle developed jointly by Michel Dallaire and Devinci Cycles which we delivered at the request of our London partner, Serco'' declared Roger Plamondon, Chairman of the board at Public Bike System Company.
The regal tandem maintains the distinguished silhouette, visual signature, and qualities of robustness and comfort which are staples of the traditional BIXI. It contains an oversized downtube to ensure the bike's rigidity, seven speeds, an adapted braking system, a greater wheelbase (1 800 mm vs 1 111 mm) and two bells.
The unique design of the tandem's pedal and gear mechanism will make it such that the lovebirds will ride together in harmony.
''We are very proud of the work we have accomplished to make this special gift a reality and are delighted to find our BIXI at the heart of the royal festivities'' concluded Roger Plamondon.
About BIXI and the Public Bike System Company
The Public Bike System Company (PBSC) is the organization behind the concept, development and operation of the first large-scale bike sharing system in North America, the BIXI. Destined to become a complementary means of public transportation, this service allows citizens to borrow a bike from a given station, carry out trips and return the bike to any station in the network.
PBSC offers a highly advanced bike sharing system on three continents, to private campuses and cities, such as London (UK), Melbourne (Australia), Minneapolis, Washington and Arlington (USA). PBSC also offers realistic solutions as to alternative transportation and consultant services, both technical and operational.
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