Operation Bike-to-Work, from May 25 to 31, 2015
Every day, thousands of Montrealers commute to work by bike. For them, it’s a healthy, economical and efficient way to travel. As part of the Go Bike Montréal Festival, we invite you to give it a try! So get on your bike and put fun before work!
To learn more about Bike-to-Work Activities for the Week, visit us at mid-April.
Tuesday, May 26
Rendez-vous Cycle Chic
Starting at 5 p.m., Centre d’histoire de Montréal
335 Place d’Youville, Old Montréal
Vélo Urbain magazine invites you to a Rendez-vous Cycle Chic, during which Vélo Québec will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Le Monde à bicyclette.
About Montréal Cycle Chic
Montréal Cycle Chic is a photo blog highlighting Montréal cyclists in their daily travels.
Initiated by Vélo Québec on the occasion of the 2011 Montréal Bike Fest, Montréal Cycle Chic is inspired by the Cycle Chic™ international movement. Read more
Wednesday, May 27
Journée vélo-boulot Desjardins
Parterre of the Quartier des spectacles, corner of Clark and de Maisonneuve, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., then from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Journée vélo-boulot Desjardins takes place on the Parterre of the Quartier des spectacles, in downtown Montréal. Want to start biking to work? Have questions about proper attire, safety rules, cycling routes, public transit compatibility?
Get all the answers on site and make cycling your daily mode of transportation. And don’t forget to bring your bike and get a basic tune-up for free!
From 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Rouge Café, morning show of 107.3 Rouge FM, with Marie-Élaine Proulx and Stéphane Richard, broadcast live from the site. Also from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.: distribution of white and chocolate milk, basic bike tune-up and distribution of bike path map.
From 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bicycle–friendly entertainment. Presence of mobile canteens until 2 p.m. A unique opportunity for a picnic!
- Les Producteurs de lait du Québec: distribution of white and chocolate milk and apples. Also: “Vélo-smoothie Lait” (maple and apple products).
- Jean Coutu: photo booth and distribution of lip balm.
- Desjardins: “Share your passion for biking” contest and distribution of gifts.
- Gaz Métro and SOS Vélo: presentation of SOS Vélo used bicycle recycling program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year; distribution of blue grapes.
- MEC: free express tune-up, contest, distribution of in-store offer.
- SAAQ: raising awareness of road safety rules, notably blind spots, bike helmet adjustment.
- SPVM: bicycle anti-theft marking
- BIXI: opportunity to try a BIXI bike and pay station user demonstration.
- Vélo Québec: everything about biking to work, bike touring, cycling trips, training courses, mountain biking and summer cycling events. Contest and distribution of bike path map.
Other partners also on the site: Communauto, Voyagez Futé, Environnement Jeunesse, David Suzuki Foundation, Équiterre and Fruixi.
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Musical entertainment with the group Jazz Manouche
Thursday, May 28
Lecture: Cycling in Cities of the Future
With Gil Penalosa
At 5 p.m.
Free admission. Lecture in English.
Moyse Hall Theater, Arts Building,
853 Sherbrooke Street West
In cooperation with the Trottier Institute.
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Gil Penalosa is the founder of 8-80 Cities, a Toronto-based organization dedicated to the improving the quality of city life. Passionate about urbanity and sustainable mobility, Mr. Penalosa is an internationally acclaimed lecturer who not only inspires cities, but also gives them concrete ways to become better, friendlier and more equitable.
Whether you are an urban planner, elected official or activist, this lecture will open your eyes to the city of tomorrow.
Read all about Gil Penalosa's visit to Montréal:
, May 25, 2015 : « Forcer les automobilistes à partager leurs boulevards »
, May 22, 2015 : « Q & A: Urban planner Gil Penalosa says Montreal can be a great city if … »
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