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Thinking of Montreal

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Montreal Bike Festival

Spring is here in most of the country and mud season is starting in New Hampshire. We’ve been delayed by a flurry of late season snow storms (well maybe not really late season – June is late season). I am thinking of riding but not sure I’ll be riding this year. My mind keeps drifting towards riding in Quebec and the Montreal Bike Festival.

Jeanne and I love riding around Montreal and the Montreal Bike Festival. She loves the show and masses of bike. I love the simple joy of a well run group ride with everyday folks who ride bicycles and of course the great food and beer.

This year Velo Quebec has put together some inexpensive packages that include both the Friday Night ride and the Sunday Tour (Un Tour la Nuit, 20 kilometres : Friday, June 1, 9:00 p.m. Le Tour de l’Île de Montréal, 48 kilometres : Sunday, June 3, 9:15 a.m.) see Velo Quebec for information.

If you go and set up you own reservation, just remember that you need to be at the staring line before the ferry starts running in the morning. You can take the subway but it is a bit of a hassle. Staying in the city is the easiest way to enjoy the ride.

I hope lots of folks show up again this year and that they have a great ride.

Here are some pictures from last year’s ride – Le Tour de Ile de Montreal.


Written by Roland

March 26, 2007 at 6:06 pm

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  1. I’m interested in coming up for the bike ride in June and am looking for inexpensive ways to stay. Is there camping within a bike ride from the festival start and finish line? Are there hostel opportunitites for adults?

    Thank you!


    March 4, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    • I highly recommend staying in the city for the festival and not camping. I don’t know of any camping close enough to be convenient.

      There are several great alternatives in the city where you can stay inexpensively.

      These are the ones that come to mind first:

      1. Try one of the Hostels, they are supposedly very good
      2. The Colleges and universities rent rooms, try McGill or UQEM


      April 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm

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