Spotlight on cycling in the heart of the city on June 1st and 3
INFOCIRCULATION: Go Bike Montréal Festival
Montreal, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – 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 1st and Sunday, June 3, 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.
On Friday, June 1st, the Tour la Nuit event will begin at 8:15 p.m. at Parc Avenue and Mont-Royal Avenue, and end at Jeanne-Mance Park. The route will take cyclists through the boroughs of Ville-Marie, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extention, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie.
On Sunday, June 3, 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 Ville-Marie, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, Saint-Léonard, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, Montréal-Nord, Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Anjou, Montréal-Est, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
For a complete list of streets temporarily closed to vehicular traffic and parking: www.velo.qc.ca/infocirculation
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 www.waze.com/get
- 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 more information on getting around Montreal on June 1st and 3
514-521-8356 or 1-800-567-8356, ext. 380:
- Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, June 1st, 9 a.m. to midnight
- Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, June 3, 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 1st and 2.
About the Go Bike Montréal Festival
The Go Bike Montreal Festival is organized by Vélo Québec and presented by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, in conjunction with associate sponsors Mouvement Desjardins, Sports Experts and DuProprio. Among the public partners that provide invaluable support to the Festival are the Ville de Montréal, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire, Tourisme Québec, the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur and Tourisme Montréal.
About Vélo Québec
Vélo Québec was founded in 1967, with the mission of promoting and developing cycling. Today, its expertise is recognized throughout the international cycling community.
For further information
Media Relations Consultant
514-521-8356, ext. 358