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Guide to bike paths, bicycle rentals, BIXI, and all things biking in Montreal

[Updated on June 3, 2016] Experience Montréal like a local by hopping on a bike this spring, summer and fall. The city’s 645 kilometres (400 miles) of bike paths, high-quality bike rentals and tours and a popular bike festival make it a breeze to discover neighbourhoods, get to and from events, and see the city sights. Montréal’s ever-expanding bike system has been named one of the most bike friendly in North America by the Copenhagen Index, credited with inspiring other major cities around the world to build more bike paths, encourage awareness of cyclists and do it all in style. Go your own way by renting bikes, bringing your own or trying out Montreal’s BIXI system, or taking a  bike tour suited to your tastes – for more on tours, see our Guide to Bike Tours in Montréal. Bike routes Make bike excursions smooth by plotting your route beforehand with maps from Pedal Montréal, Vélo Québec, Ride the City Montréal, Ça Roule and Route Verte. Tune your bike up, grab a map and a coffee at La Maison des cyclistes across from Parc La Fontaine. Biking downtown is made easy by the Maisonneuve Boulevard and Berri bike paths, running from… / Read More →


Fans of world-calibre cycling, à la Tour de France, will be lining the route of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, taking place at and around Mont Royal Park on Sunday, September 9. The race comes to Montreal just as the hottest days of summer fade into memory and the air begins to get a crisp edge to it: the perfect time to watch top athletes sweat it out in a picturesque locale…


This edition of our “Flickr Photo of the Week” is from Py All. We like how the image simply references the Montréal appreciation of cycling. If you enjoy seeing the world on two wheels, check out the Vista Architectural Bike Tour. It takes cyclists on a unique exploration of Montréal that covers the architectural gems of Old Montréal, the beauty of the Lachine Canal and the fun of peddling through the Formula 1 race track! Vrrrooom! (Yes, that is the sound of a fast moving race car.) See last week’s PHOTO OF THE WEEK. Submit your pictures on our MONTREAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP