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Vélo Québec Newsletter — September 2010

Eastern Townships Challenge : this Saturday, September 11
After a whole summer of biking, it's time to put your fitness to the test amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Eastern Townships. Participate in the final challenge of the season, departing from Ski Bromont. Registration and route map »»

Vélo Québec requests ban on right turns at red lights
In light of ministère des Transports data published in La Presse indicating that right turns on red lights have caused 657 road accidents since April 2003, Vélo Québec is asking the Minister of Transport, Sam Hamad, to ban this practice. See the press release and brief tabled in November 2002.  

New director general of Vélo Québec Association
This week, our team is pleased to welcome Lucie Lanteigne, who will hold the position of director general of Vélo Québec Association. Ms. Lanteigne previously performed the same duties at Parc linéaire Le P'tit Train du Nord. She succeeds Jean-François Pronovost, who now acts as Vice-President, Development and Public Affairs.

Future of biking in Quebec City
Accès transports viables and Vélo Québec are working together to present proposals to the City regarding its Sustainable Mobility Plan. »»

Cross-Canada Trip : congratulations to participants !
Thirty-four cyclists accomplished the feat : 52 days by bike for a total of 5,300 km between Vancouver and Montreal. Congratulations to these marathoners ! In 2011, the second edition of the Cross-Canada trip will kick off on July 1. Register now »»

New cycling paths in Montreal and Quebec City
In Montreal, no more biking on the sidewalk of Christophe-Colomb Avenue ! The new section, under the railway track, links Parc des Carrières and Saint-Grégoire Street. »» In Quebec City, a new segment of the Route verte links Promenade Samuel-De Champlain to Avenue des Hôtels via the Côte Ross, parallel to the railway track. »»

Eye in the sky
A web camera, installed on the roof of the Maison des cyclists — the liveliest bicycle hub in Montreal — at the corner of Rachel and Brébeuf, is disseminating images to the site of Tourisme Montréal. Have a look »»

Vélo Québec Éditions proud partner of weekend of challenges !
On September 25 and 26, there will be lots of action at Mauricie National Park. Vélo Mag Challenge (53 or 105 km timed), Desjardins / Vélo Mag Mountain Challenge (40 km timed) and Géo Plein Air Triathlon Challenge (route + mountain + cross). Info and registration »»

Year-end biking under the sun !
Discover Boston by bike during Hub on Wheels — the equivalent of the Tour de l'Île de Montréal — during the weekend of September 24 to 26. Wind up the year under the sun in Florida (November 7 to 14), in Cuba (Oriente Circuit, November 13 to 20 or December 19 to 26), also in Costa Rica (December 22 to 29 or until January 5). Trip blogs : Guy Thibault, author of the book Entraînement cardio, helps us improve, 15-15 and 30-30.

Winter-spring program on line in mid-September
Plenty of sun destinations and novelties : Cycle Zydeco in Louisiana, Baja California, Guadeloupe, training camp in Cuba and Cuba à la carte. Mid-September here »»

Exclusive offer for Vélo Québec Newsletter readers
Québec Science and the IMAX® TELUS cinema of the Montreal Science Center offer you exceptional entertainment. With the purchase of a regular-priced ticket for the film Tahiti 3D : the ultimate wave, get one ticket free ! »»

UCI ProTour coming to Quebec City and Montreal
The Grand prix cycliste de Québec (September 10) and the Grand prix cycliste de Montréal (September 12), new courses on the Circuit ProTour, are bringing the large international cycling family to the Americas. Make way for the greatest riders and leaders of the world of top-level cycling — a group of over 400 people. »»

In Town Without My Car : a whole week
From September 20 to 24, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) will highlight the eighth edition of In Town Without My Car ! by extending the event all week ! On this occasion, Montrealers are invited to experience active and public transportation for five consecutive days. Check out the different themes »» As part of the event, the Vélo Québec team will present its Bicycle Friendly Organization Awards on Wednesday, September 22 at 11 a.m. at the Grande Place of Complexe Desjardins. »»

Live in an active city !
New technical training offered to municipalities

For municipalities looking into rehabilitating or upgrading their public facilities, Vélo Québec Association, through its On the Move in the Community program, is offering technical training on cyclist and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure design. This program will be aimed primarily at professionals and technicians in public works, planning, development and parks and recreation departments. The municipalities already registered this fall : Drummondville, Vaudreuil-Dorion, MRC Collines-des-Outaouais, Baie-Comeau, Sept-Îles, Châteauguay, Victoriaville, Mont-Saint-Hilaire and Trois-Rivières.

Register your municipality ! Contact Amélie Cantin at 514-521-8356 or at 1-800-567-8356, ext. 311, or by e-mail.

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