Montreal Bike Activities 2016
Starting June and through to September, spend a weekend riding to the Village au Pied du Courant. This free summer boardwalk village provides iconic waterfront views. This breathtaking location features live music, art installations, film screenings, food trucks and a bar to quench your thirst with a cold one during the hot summer.
This is our personal favourite! The Canal Lachine bike path in Montreal begins at the Clock Tower Beach extending all the way to Lachine! Here are a few things you can discover along the way:
Atwater market: Ideal for a quick snack
Terrase Saint Ambroise: Ah man this is a sweet spot! Good vibes and local brews. Do you need any other reason to stop here?
Ma Bicyclette: Bike rental & repair shop alongside the path
Clock Tower Beach: Ideally, you will end your ride here and hopefully enjoy some fireworks. You will be close to the old port and QUEUES DE CASTOR—for more snacks and a sugar boost (We like Snacks)
You can check out and download the map of the path here
We have first-hand experience of travelling the world and there is no better way to discover a city than on a bike. Fitz & Follwell offers several guided tours that let even the local Montrealer discover the most beautiful Montreal spots.
Race your friends on a Formula One Track at Circuit Gille Villeneuve
If you haven't decided who has the strongest legs out of your fixie crew, this is the place to settle it! Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is probably the only time most of us will get to experience what Formula One drivers see and feel while racing (all happening at a tenth of the actual speed). We strongly recommend making F1 engine sounds with your mouth for the full effect!
You can get there by bike or the yellow metro line.
Go bike Montreal Festival
Finally, for fun bike activities, accessible to people of all ages, biking the "Go Montreal Festival" is a must every year. The Festival features:
Tour de L’ile (Sunday, June 5): Is there anything better than riding the streets free of cars! This is your chance to free yourself from the constraints of riding in those narrow bike lanes. There are three versions with five route options. Check out all the details at http://www.veloquebec.info/en/govelo/The-Tour-de-Ile-de-Montreal
Tour de Nuit (Friday, June 3): Feel like having a night ride? This is the one for you! The route is 23km long and it starts at 8:30 pm! More details can be found right here