25th Montreal Bike Festival 2009
Tour la Nuit – June 5
Tour de L’ile de Montreal – June 7
It is time to start planning for the 2009 Montreal Bike Festival. The is a first class event and one of the biggest rides in the world. If you haven’t been to one go; if you have you know how much fun they are.
Go and be amazed at how well this event is organized. The tight organization keeps it fun. It is an incredible experience to be riding the streets of Montreal, traffic free, with over 30, 000 other riders. The amazing thing is that it doesn’t feel that crowded and you don’t feel oppressed by the crowd. It is just fun.
The Montreal Bike Festival is a week long event high lighted by the last day’s mass ride, Tour de L’ile de Montreal, La Féria du vélo de Montréal – Le Tour de l’Île de Montréal. Use this link to get information on tickets and places to stay.
I have stayed in the city and across the river; staying in the city is much more convenient and more fun. If you need an inexpensive place to stay try one of the hostels or get a room at one of the universities (nearby Hotels on Expedia).
The Ride begins and ends at Jeanne-Mance Park. The Circue de Soleil will be performing in the park, that should make the 25th Anniversary Ride a very special event.
Montreal may be the most bicycle friendly city in North America so you won’t need a car once you get there. Just watch out for the bicycle only traffic lights in the bike lanes, you probably haven’t seen those before.
Go and Ride, you’ll never forget the experience!!