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BIXI Bikes Promote Pedal Power at Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa, April 16, 2012—The Canadian Museum of Nature has joined the BIXI bike bandwagon. Two docking stations for this growing network of rental bicycles were installed today on the museum's property at 240 McLeod Street, in Ottawa.

The BIXI public bike system was launched in Ottawa-Gatineau in 2011. Users can rent specially designed bicycles for one-way trips and drop them off at numerous tourist locations in the National Capital Region.

The museum's two stations can accommodate up to 20 bikes, and are now among 25 scattered throughout the central part of Ottawa and Gatineau.

"We're pleased to have worked with the National Capital Commission to join this network that offers a healthy and alternative mode of transportation," says Meg Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. "While many choose to get to our museum by car or bus, we welcome the pedal power of the BIXI system as another option for visitors to come and enjoy our galleries and programs."

In addition to installing BIXI stations, the museum has also contracted with the Lady Dive tour company to stop at the museum on its popular "hop on, hop off" city bus tours. These tours start the first weekend of May.

Media Contacts

Elizabeth McCrea
Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Museum of Nature
613.566.4249
Cell: 613.868.8277
emccrea@mus-nature.ca

Dan Smythe
Senior Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Nature
613.566.4781
dsmythe@mus-nature.ca