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Toronto International Bicycle Show:
Vélo Québec Voyages rolls back into Ontario!


Montreal, Friday, March 4, 2016 – The Vélo Québec Voyages team will be at the Toronto International Bicycle Show, on from March 4 to 6, 2016, to let the local cycling community know about the exciting projects on the horizon in the coming year. Through Vélo Québec Voyages, Ontario bike enthusiasts can enjoy a diverse lineup of activities in their beautiful home province, right next door in Quebec, or at a host of destinations around the globe.

One of Vélo Québec’s signature events, the Grand Tour Desjardins, has been hosted in Ontario twice – once in 2011, and once in 2014. Inspired by this resounding success, Vélo Québec Voyages will be unveiling brand-new self-guided tours in the Thousand Islands and Niagara regions, which will complement their already popular vacation packages available in both of these areas as well as Georgian Bay.

For those with their sights set on destinations abroad, Vélo Québec Voyages also offers a number of options leaving from Toronto, including Hamburg/Copenhagen, Costa Brava, Majorca, Greece (Cyclades Islands), Apulia, Tuscany, the Canadian Rockies (Jasper/Calgary), Sonoma/Napa Valley, San Francisco/Santa Barbara, Tucson and Cuba.

For more on what the 2016 program has in store, click here
For further information on Vélo Québec Voyages, go to

Grand Tour Desjardins 2016: bike in concert with the Ottawa River!
This year’s Grand Tour Desjardins will embrace the regions of Ontario, the Outaouais and the Laurentians. From August 6 to 12, an impressive procession of about 1,800 cyclists will bike hundreds of kilometers through the municipalities of Plantagenet, Gatineau, Papineauville-Montebello and Lachute. And for the first time, cyclists will spend two nights in each of the three stopover towns, giving them more freedom to organize their trip as they please.
Go Bike Montréal Festival, May 29 to June 5, 2016: the world’s largest cycling festival!
Organized by Vélo Québec, the Go Bike Montréal Festival, extending from May 29 to June 5, 2016, is a series of unique cycling experiences offering a different perspective of the greater Montreal area. Dedicated to cyclists and urban life, the Go Bike Montréal Festival invites citizens and cyclists, from here and elsewhere, to participate in this one-of-a-kind international gathering. Bicycle fever will be taking over the city, with an exciting series of much-anticipated events, including the Tour la Nuit and the Tour de l'Île de Montréal.

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Vélo Québec Voyages
Vélo Québec Voyages is a bike touring agency that offers different packages in Quebec, such as the Grand Tour Desjardins and the Petite Aventure Desjardins, in addition to developing routes and designing trips in North America and overseas. Every year, the agency organizes trips for over 6,000 cyclists in more than 70 regional, national and international destinations.

About Vélo Québec
Vélo Québec, a non-profit organization, has been a key player on the Quebec cycling scene since 1967. The organization works tirelessly to promote the use of the bicycle for recreation, tourism and as a clean, active mode of transportation, in order to improve citizens’ health and wellbeing and protect the environment.

Stéphanie Couillard
Press Agent, Vélo Québec
514 521-8356, ext. 358


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