I'm going on a trip to Montreal for two weeks, arriving in a week. I was previously looking at renting a bike from Dyad for at least a week, but a month-long membership with Bixi is only 30 CAD. However, you signup for the membership online and keys are mailed.
1) Is it possible to get a month-long membership and key for the bikes in person? (i.e. avoid having keys mailed to my home in the US and possibly arriving after I've departed)
2) Given that the two weeks will include a VIA Rail trip to Quebec, am I better off getting a bike rental for the whole time and bringing the bike with me when I go to Quebec (3 day trip)?
3) How reliable is the Bixi system? Again, is just getting a weekly rental bike a better deal for a bike I can rely on (and actually enjoy using for transportation, unlike clunky Bixi bikes?