Sunday launch of the Tour de l’Île de Montréal

Launching Sunday of the Tour de l’Isle de Montréal

Cyclists on rue Charlemagne, in the Rosemont district.

After the success of the Tour la Nuit, it's time for the Tour de l'Île de Montréal, which will take place on Sunday in several boroughs of the metropolis.

On this occasion, cyclists, young and old, will swallow some 36 km of asphalt at their own pace, as part of the Festival Go vélo Montréal, organized by Vélo Québec.

“It's a festive and not a competition. Above all, we have fun,” says the president and CEO of Vélo Québec, Jean-François Rheault, reached by telephone on the eve of the kickoff of the Tour de l’Île de Montréal.

This year, cyclists will discover the scenery of the West Island through the streets of several Montreal boroughs: Plateau Mont-Royal, Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie, Outremont, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre- Dame-de-Grâce, Sud-Ouest, Verdun, Ville-Marie and Westmount.

“The average speed is 12 km per hour for this type of route, that is to say between 2 and 4 hours of cycling depending on the level of the participants”, adds Mr. Rheault.

Registration for Sunday is still in progress from three parks: La Fontaine, MacDonald and Angrignon, with the choice of different departures between 9:15 and 10:45.

“We are expecting more than 15,000 cyclists,” explains Jean-François Rheault, who cannot hide his enthusiasm. People are so eager to have fun.”

Launch of the Tour de l’&Ile de Montréal on Sunday

Cyclists on rue Charlemagne, in the Rosemont district, during the Tour la Night.

In addition, thousands of cyclists took part on Saturday evening in the Tour la Nuit, a 22 km route through the streets of 4 boroughs of Montreal: Plateau Mont-Royal, Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie, Mercier– Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Ville-Marie.

“More than 18,000 people took part in this tour. The good weather and the end of the pandemic necessarily ensured this great success,” underlines Jean-François Rheault, who thanks motorists for their patience.

To consult the info-traffic, all you have to do is go to the Vélo Québec website.

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