Bastille, the first real non-electric bike to benefit from purchase aid.

Bastille's ambition is to develop the use of bicycles in the city. Because it follows us everywhere, it follows all our routes: on the train, in a restaurant, in an elevator or the trunk of a taxi in rainy weather. The bicycle is the only solution to decarbonize urban travel and resolutely the transport of the future. France has understood this well and has, for several years now, been offering purchasing assistance for different types of bicycles as part of its cycling development policy.

As a folding bike, the Bastille bike is eligible for state aid.

Until now, the category of large-wheeled (non-electric) muscle bikes was not affected by state aid . The Bastille bicycle, the first urban bicycle with large wheels that folds, is eligible because it falls into the category of folding bicycles.

The assistance is valid for any online purchase, or in our network of resellers. To find a Bastille reseller near you, simply click on “ Find a reseller ”.

Check if I am eligible for assistance with the purchase of a Bastille bicycle.

To support you in your project of purchasing the Bastille bicycle, we have drawn up a list of the main aid schemes in the major cities of France. However, it is difficult to keep this list up to date. New local authorities regularly introduce a bonus. Others end the current subsidy. We therefore advise you to obtain information from your municipality, your department and your region.

For example, if you live in the Paris region, you will be able to obtain purchase assistance of €400 for the purchase of the Bastille bicycle.

To benefit from this subsidy for the purchase of a bicycle, you must meet these conditions:

  • Living in Paris or Île-de-France
  • To be of age
  • Commit not to resell the bike for a period of 3 years
  • Not having already benefited from assistance with the purchase of a bicycle from Île-de-France Mobilités

Then simply go to the online request platform and complete the request form within 24 months after the date of purchase. It takes a maximum of 4 months to be reimbursed for the full amount of aid.

To check if you are eligible for this aid, the Mes Aides Vélo site lists the different subsidies.

Why choose a folding bike?

  • No more theft : Your folding bike goes everywhere, from the office to the subway, including the local café. Goodbye to locks and worries, your bike is always at your side, well protected, it never sleeps outside.
  • No more parking problems : If you are not lucky enough to have a garden, garage or courtyard where you can store your bike, folding it to store it in your apartment is the most practical solution.
  • Intermodality : Train, RER, bus... The folding bike follows you on all your urban adventures and saves you precious time on journeys between your home and the station and then between the station and your workplace.
  • A bike that fits in a car trunk: your bike fits in the trunk of your car or a taxi. A sudden downpour? Continue your journey dry by folding your bike and slipping it into the trunk of a taxi

All these elements clearly show the interest that a folding bike can have in your daily life. But it's not always easy to navigate, which is why we've created this guide to help you choose the best folding bike for your needs.

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