Operation Bike-to-Work, from May 26 to 30
Every day, twelve months a year, thousands of Montrealers ride their bikes. For them, it is THE way to get around – healthy, economical and definitely fast. During the week of the Go Bike Montréal Festival, they are invited to get on their bikes and put fun before work.
Bike-to-Work Activities for the Week
Monday, May 26
Causerie Vélo Québec: Biking with kids
Maison des cyclistes, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Get some tips from parents who bike with their kids, not only for recreational fun, but also for practical commutes. Reserve your seat here
Tuesday, May 27
Grande-Place du complexe Desjardins, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate the bicycle in all its forms and get the answers to your questions on biking to work, the transportation cocktail, active and public transportation, cyclotourism, mountain biking and the summer's cycling events. Also benefit from a basic bike tune-up.
Wednesday, May 28
Parc La Fontaine, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bicycle-friendly entertainment, distribution of our partners' products, collection of used bikes by Gaz Métro in cooperation with SOS Vélo, etc.
Lecture The city of the 21st century must think biking
With Philippe Crist, International Transport Forum (ITF)
Grande Bibliothèque, at 11 a.m.
Economist and researcher for the International Transport Forum — one of the world's most prestigious ideas labs —, Philippe Crist is a passionate cyclist, as well as a popular lecturer. In the context of escalating road traffic, the city of the 21st century will function smoothly only if it effectively combines biking and public transit to meet the needs of today's users. In order for urban biking to increase, it must be perceived as THE best commuting option - nothing less!
Thursday, May 29
Rendez-vous Cycle Chic
Starting at 5 p.m. (location to be confirmed)
The magazine Vélo Urbain invites you to a Rendez-vous Cycle Chic featuring Chris Bruntlett, photo blogger of Vancouver Cycle Chic. On this occasion, he will present his short films on urban biking, which were recently highlighted at the New Urbanism Film Festival, in San Francisco. To find out more, go to montrealcyclechic.com.
About Montréal Cycle Chic
Montréal Cycle Chic is a photo blog highlighting Montréal cyclists in their daily travels. Snapped on the spot by the photographers running the bog, these urban cyclists demonstrate their life style and their pleasure in travelling by bike. Initiated by Vélo Québec on the occasion of the 2011 Montréal Bike Fest, Montréal Cycle Chic is inspired by the Cycle Chic™ international movement.