Within the framework of the Sustainable Mobility Week, the Buenos Aires government launched a “Festival of discounts” in bicycle shops, a series of promotions and discounts to purchase bicycles and that more and more citizens choose it as a means of transport. The benefits vary from 24 installments without interest to a 40 or 50 percent discount depending on the credit card, the bank, the bicycle shop and the product chosen.
From the Ministry of Transport and Public Works they explained that since the beginning of the pandemic many porteños turned to the use of bicycles. Bike trips they increased by 27 percent, they went from 320 thousand daily in 2019 to 405 thousand daily trips in 2020.
“In the last year the growth of the bike was exponential, it went from representing 4 to 10.2 percent of the trips that are made every day. That is why we work with different entities so that accessing a bicycle is increasingly simple “Said Juan José Mendez, Buenos Aires Secretary of Transportation and Public Works.
Discounts and promotions on bicycles
The Discount Festival It will last seven days, from September 16 to 22. During these days, various banks, credit cards, and bicycle shops in the City will offer different promotions for the purchase of bicycles and other security accessories.
The participating banks and entities are:
● City Bank: up to 24 installments without interest without cap in the amount of the purchase.
● Banco Itaú: 40% discount and up to 18 installments without interest at selected bike shops. It will also provide a special code to its customers so that they can use the ecobici system during the weekend for free.
● MODE: offers a 10% discount paying through the App with a Banco Ciudad card.
● ICBC Mall: 30% refund and 9 installments without interest in products related to sustainable mobility on September 16 and 17.
● Frávega: 40% discount and up to 18 installments without interest on bicycles.
Manufacturers joining the initiative
● Rembrandt – Aries Comercial.
● Technical – La Emilia SA
● Bici Peretti SA
● L.H S.A. (Topmega)
● SUCA BIKES SRL
● 10 X SRL
● Bicicleteria Pereyra
● New Evolution
● Zenith – Osvaldo Freier SRL
● Roller Bikes
Bicycle shops that add more discounts
● Bici UP
● Rolled Emiliano
● ROLLED WATCHTOWER
● Rodados La Esquina
● VICTORIAN BIKE
● MILA BIKES
● THE CORNER OF THE ROLLING
● Bicicleteria Nodari
● Apolo Bikes
● Universe Wheels