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INFOCIRCULATION: Go Bike Montréal Festival

Spotlight on cycling in the heart of the city on June 2 and 4!

Montreal, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Getting around the city by car may take a little extra planning while the Tour la Nuit and Tour de l’Île de Montréal events are on, this coming Friday, June 2, and Sunday, June 4, as select streets will be closed to automobile traffic and several temporary parking bans will be in effect. The organizers of the Go Bike Montréal Festival are committed to keeping the public informed and providing residents and visitors with details on alternate routes and means of getting to healthcare institutions.

Road travel:
On Friday, June 2, the Tour la Nuit event will begin at 8:30 p.m. at Parc-La Fontaine Avenue and Roy Street, and end at Jeanne-Mance Park. The route will take cyclists through the boroughs of Plateau-Mont-Royal, Ville-Marie and Sud-Ouest.

On Sunday, June 4, the Tour de l’Île de Montréal will begin at 9:15 a.m. at Parc Avenue and Mont-Royal Avenue, and end at Jeanne-Mance Park. The route will take cyclists through the boroughs of Plateau-Mont-Royal, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, Mont-Royal, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Westmount, Sud-Ouest, Lachine, LaSalle, Verdun and Ville-Marie.

NEW Plan your trip with Waze :
Vélo Québec has partnered with Waze to keep you informed about real-time traffic during the Tour la Nuit and Tour de l’Île. Since the Waze map is updated with data from our events, you will be able to find optimal routes and avoid road closures.
  • Download Waze for free for iOS and Android at
  • To see the map of the Tour la Nuit on Waze, click here
  • To see the map of the Tour de l'Île de Montréal on Waze, click here
For a complete list of streets temporarily closed to vehicular traffic and parking, go to:

For more information on getting around Montreal on June 2 and 4, call 514-521-8356 or 1-800-567-8356, ext. 380:
  • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, June 2, 9 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Access to healthcare institutions:
Alternative measures have been implemented to make sure the public has access to healthcare facilities located near the Tour la Nuit and Tour de l’Île routes. Montreal public health authorities recommend that you :
  • Contact the institution you are going to before heading out.
  • Call Info-Santé (8-1-1) before attempting to go to an emergency room at any of these facilities.
  • Call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Volunteers, cadets and police officers will be on site at the intersections of closed-off streets to direct motorists and distribute copies of the event route and bypass options to anyone who needs them.

The organizers would like to point out that pedestrians and cyclists are allowed to cross cycling routes at any time. Volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance where necessary.

Detailed traffic-related information for the Tour la Nuit and the Tour de l’île de Montréal will be published in La Presse+ on June 2 and 3.

Registrations still open!
To enjoy the Go Bike Montréal Festival to the fullest, click here

Press kit:

About the Go Bike Montréal Festival
The Go Bike Montréal Festival is an initiative of Vélo Québec, presented by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, in collaboration with the Jean Coutu Group, with associate sponsors Desjardins Group, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) and TELUS, as well as the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary. Invaluable support is also provided by public partners the Ville de Montréal, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine, Tourisme Québec, Tourisme Montréal and the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur.

About Vélo Québec
Vélo Québec is a non-profit organization that has been a rallying force in the Quebec cycling community since 1967. Its mission is to promote the bicycle as an accessible means of transportation, recreation and tourism and a solution for improving overall quality of life. An internationally recognized authority on active transportation, Vélo Québec is celebrating 50 years of cycling advocacy in 2017.

For further information
Vélo Québec
Stéphanie Couillard
Media Relations Consultant
514-521-8356, ext. 358


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