May 31, 2010 – If green is your colour, then Montréal’s eco-urban bike culture will be right up your alley! Montréal is a great cycling city, with its dedicated biking paths, award-winning biking tours and top-quality bike rentals. No equipment? No problem! My Bicyclette can get you suited up and on the saddle in a snap!
Conveniently located right along the Lachine Canal bike path, My Bicyclette offers a variety of services, including bike repair, rental, a boutique and tours, so don’t worry if you blow a tire en route because they’ll patch you up and get you back on your way in no time flat (pardon the pun).
Their impressive fleet of rental bikes covers all ages, sizes and abilities. Kids’ bikes, baby seats, trailers – they’ve got ‘em. And If tandem is more your style, then just as the song says, “you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle made for two,” ‘cuz they have those, too!
Embark upon one of their impressive bike tours and you will immediately see why they received a prestigious 2010 Québec Tourism Award for Outdoor and Adventure Tourism. Their “Tastes of Montréal” tour in particular is a special treat that literally whets your appetite for more: it’s a tour of diverse neighbourhoods with stops to sample local goodies along the way. What better way to keep up your strength than by sampling Québec cheese, a morsel of homemade chocolate, or a mouth-watering Montréal bagel?
Add ethical to this eco-friendly business: My Bicyclette is the Montréal connection for Bicycles for Humanity, a non-profit organization that distributes used bikes to developing countries. My Bicyclette sent its first container –350 bikes, parts, and tools – to Namibia in the autumn of 2009 and hasn’t looked back! The wheels are in motion for another shipment this year.
If you really want to get the most out of your two-wheeled trek about town, be sure to pick up a copy of the Montréal Geotourism MapGuide. Equipped with a great bike from My Bicyclette and this guide, you’ll be riding high!