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A musical Tour de l’Île!

>> par Vélo Québec  Montreal May 16th, 2001. The 3rd edition of the Montreal Bike Fest will have a sense of rhythm! This year, the participants of le Tour des Enfants, un Tour la Nuit and le Tour de l’Île will not only get to discover three new courses, they will also have the opportunity to experience great music.


For its 17th edition, le Tour de l’Île gets musical. At five secret locations on the course, five groups of musicians and singers will take participants on a musical tour especially created for their entertainment.

Singer Kim Richardson, who has accompanied Bruno Pelletier and Lara Fabian, will unite her voice with the People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal, a vibrant and energetic ensemble who " sings to be happy and is happy to sing ".

Nanette Workman, Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Fugain : with Les Tubes, the crazy times of the 60s and 70s come back to life. The contagious enthusiasm of this group of five young members passionate about French music is hard to resist, as is seen when they host le Max Lounge on Musimax.

DJ Dany C will serve up his mixes and other musical cocktails, giving participants a decidedly techno taste to cycling.

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the YMCA ( Pointe Saint Charles) will have youths display their musical inspiration. On the program : rap, hip-hop, rock, break-dance, and Québec pop.

Finally, all participants will be invited to sing along with the great hits of Le Lait album and the L’Été Frullaté tour while enjoying a refreshing drink.


After lighting up the East end of the city, the participants of un Tour la Nuit will take the party to Lafontaine park with Monica Freire. A singer-song-writer with a magnificient voice, she will get all cyclists moving to the hot and exotic rhythms of her native Brazil.

A great reward for their efforts! Gino the magician, comedians Cirq & Barbarie, tightrope walker Claude Ballon and many other performers will welcome the young participants of le Tour des Enfants to Jarry park for an afternoon of laughs and fun.


To register for an event of the 3rd edition of the Montreal Bike Fest, you may :

- fill in and mail in a registration form included in the Montreal Bike Fest program, available in all RONA stores;

- telephone Info Tour Bell at (514) 521-TOUR (credit card payments are accepted);

- register on line at the Bike Fest’s Internet site : (credit card payment is possible);

- or register in person at la Maison des Cyclistes, at 1251, Rachel East, in Montreal.

The 3rd edition of the Montreal Bike Fest, held from May 27th to June 3rd 2001, is organized by the Tour de l’Île de Montreal corporation. This non-profit organization’s mission is to promote a better quality of life and a healthier environment by organizing cycling events and cycling trips.

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