Montreal Bike Fest lighting up in June

Photo by carre23 -

Each year in Montreal, locals and visitors flock to the streets for the world’s largest bike festival. Montreals bike festival includes a few different events, including Operation Bike-to-work, the Metropolitan Challenge, and Tour de l’Île de Montréal and one of the most popular and flashy events, Un Tour la Nuit, where everyone gets decked out in their brightest colours and attach as many lights and glow sticks as possible to themselves and their bikes. This year the Montreal Bike Fest takes place between May 30th and June 6th, so mark your calendars.

I’m convinced that some day I shall be amongst these brightly lit bicyclists and tour this awesome city by bike, while screaming what little french words I have remembered from school. “J’aime le fromage!”

Metropolitan Challenge – Some serious distance

Start time: Sunday – May 30 – 7am
Start location: Saint-Anne-des-Plaines
Length of bike route: 75, 100, 125, 150km
Finish location: Saint-Anne-des-Plaines

Tour la Nuit – Decorate yourself up for this one with all things glowing and lit

Start time: Friday – June 4 – 8:30pm
Start location: Saint-Joseph Blvd
Length of bike route: 20km

Tour de l’Île de Montréal

Start time: Sunday – June 6 – 9:15am
Start Location: avenue du Parc
Length of bike route: 50km
Finish Location: parc Jeanne-Mance

For more information on rates and the history of Montreal Bike Fest head to Velo Quebec’s website.

Tour de l’Île de Montréal


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6 Responses to “Montreal Bike Fest lighting up in June”

  1. Candice
    April 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    Ok, you keep convincing me to go to Quebec. This is awesome.
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..Guest Post: My First Time…Traveling Alone That Is =-.

  2. Corbin
    April 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Mwa ha ha! It’s all part of my devious plan to make us English types see the French culture as a unique gift Canada possesses. Vive la Quebec!

  3. Reise Laender
    April 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    It’s no wonder there’s something like this in Montreal, it’s the perfect place to go biking. It’s even rated by the “Bicycling Magazine” as the best city in North America to go biking. No need to go to France for a biking tour.
    .-= Reise Laender´s last blog ..Die Insel Usedom =-.

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