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06-06-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By RHoude

Yes, it is. The location in the Old Port is a...

Yes, it is. The location in the Old Port is a kiosk they run during the Summer.

Cheers,
Ron
06-06-10, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By RHoude

Hi, Happy you liked your visit to Montreal...

Hi,

Happy you liked your visit to Montreal and that we could be party to it.

The 7-speed BIXIs are only beginning to come out, and yes, finding them is a little bit of a lottery. I read in a...
06-06-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By RHoude

It is forbidden to bike on all major highways in...

It is forbidden to bike on all major highways in Quebec (i.e. 10, 15, 20, 40, 55, etc.). This accident happened on a main regional thoroughfare (route 112). Some sections of regional routes can be...
05-04-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By RHoude

Gee! and I almost forgot... You have to stop by...

Gee! and I almost forgot... You have to stop by "Le Bilboquet" at the Old Port of Montreal. They have the absolutely best home-made ice cream. They run a counter in a red recycled container on the...
05-04-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By RHoude

I worked for a caterer delivering the daily...

I worked for a caterer delivering the daily supplies to a bistro this past Winter and had to drop by the St-Viateur Knoshery to pick-up loads of bagels on a regular basis... Oooh! The delight! Those...
05-01-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By RHoude

Hi, Call the people at Cyclo Services in...

Hi,

Call the people at Cyclo Services in Quebec City
http://www.cycloservices.net/english.htm

The shop is located in Old Quebec, just across from the train station. I'm sure they'll be able...
05-01-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By RHoude

You have to ride into the Plateau area, on...

You have to ride into the Plateau area, on Mount-Royal, Parc Ave. and St-Denis streets. Some eateries to check out:

- Caffe Arte on Mount-Royal, a must in Montreal if you like espresso

-...
11-19-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By RHoude

New Cycling, History and Culture Blog

Those cyclists interested in the combination of cycling, culture and history will want to sing up the the Cycling Through History circle on the Gozaic Blog.
...
11-03-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,958
Posted By RHoude

My girlfriend has had her Larkspur for 3 years...

My girlfriend has had her Larkspur for 3 years now and just loves it. I, just like you, am upgrading her bike to a Deore drivetrain, which I think is definitely deserved. One small complaint... the...
11-03-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,727
Posted By RHoude

I was visiting the new MEC store on the South...

I was visiting the new MEC store on the South Shore of Montreal last week and was told that a folding bike, probably from Dahon, will soon join the line-up.

Cheers,
Ron
07-18-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By RHoude

Hi, Give David a call at Ma Bicyclette at...

Hi,

Give David a call at Ma Bicyclette at 514.998.6252. His shop is located on the Lachine Canal, right across from the Atwater Market.

He might be able to find what you need.

Ron
07-03-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By RHoude

One alternative would be to bike up the Rideau...

One alternative would be to bike up the Rideau Canal to Kingston, then bus or train to Toronto. The Rideau Canal is a pretty awesome ride. Some people push it and do it in one day. It's probably more...
07-02-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By RHoude

Both offer pretty amazing scenery. Le P'tit train...

Both offer pretty amazing scenery. Le P'tit train du Nord is more woodlands and mountainous terrain, made easy by the train right-of-way with its never more than 4% grade. You will not find the...
06-04-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By RHoude

Does Backroads run the Tours with their own staff...

Does Backroads run the Tours with their own staff or do they use local guides and operators?

Thanks,
ron
06-04-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By RHoude

Road tours, either sport cycling or laid back...

Road tours, either sport cycling or laid back touring. Tours can either be accompanied or self-guided with support (maps, luggage transfer and emergency support).

Thanks,
Ron
06-02-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By RHoude

NorCal Bike Tour Operator Recommendations

Hi all,

I'm looking for a good bike tour operator in California. Interested primarily in road (vs mountain bike) tours. Who would you recommend?

Thanks a million,
Ron in Montreal, Canada
06-02-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By RHoude

SoCal Bike Tour Operator Recommendations

Hi all,

I'm looking for a good bike tour operator in California. Interested primarily in road (vs mountain bike) tours. Who would you recommend?

Thanks a million,
Ron in Montreal, Canada
06-02-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,087
Posted By RHoude

And Montreal now has Bixis!!!...

And Montreal now has Bixis!!! http://www.bixi.com/home Bicycles RULE in Montreal!!!
05-31-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,087
Posted By RHoude

From Edmunston, NB I would definitely recommend...

From Edmunston, NB I would definitely recommend that you take the Petit Temis bike trail and the Route Verte (www.routeverte.com) to Montreal as follows:
- Route Verte #8 to Riviere-du-Loup (a trail...
Forum: Touring
04-21-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By RHoude

As well, the cycling along the Richelieu River is...

As well, the cycling along the Richelieu River is pretty interesting, including the run through Patriotes country (St-Ours, St-Denis, St-Marc, St-Antoine) and along the Chambly Canal. Plenty of...
Forum: Touring
04-21-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By RHoude

You'd probably love doing the VéloRoute des...

You'd probably love doing the VéloRoute des Bleuets
http://www.veloroute-bleuets.qc.ca/indexeng.html

The Montreal-Ottawa run along the Ottawa River is pretty interesting. To avoid the traffic...
Forum: Touring
04-21-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By RHoude

Another good source of information about...

Another good source of information about campsites in Quebec is the Bonjour Quebec web site:
http://www.bonjourquebec.com/ca-en/recherche/recherche_hebergement.php?cat5=40916

The Route Verte...
04-15-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,087
Posted By RHoude

In and around the Greater Montreal area, speaking...

In and around the Greater Montreal area, speaking English only is not much of an issue, as a great majority of Montrealers are fairly fluent in both French and English. Riding outside of Montreal may...
04-09-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By RHoude

I can guarantee you that you will remember that...

I can guarantee you that you will remember that ride for a life time. Shortest way from Montreal to Quebec would be to follow Route Verte #5 that follows the north shore of the St-Lawrence River....
04-04-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By RHoude

You definitely want to check-out Montreal and its...

You definitely want to check-out Montreal and its wall-to-wall Summer festivals:
http://montreal.com/tourism/festivals/index.html

Music-wise:
- St-Ambroise Fringe and Baroque (well... you said...
04-03-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By RHoude

I second the motion. You can find the Waterfront...

I second the motion. You can find the Waterfront Trail Maps on-line at:
http://www.waterfronttrail.org/trail-profiles.html

The trail is generally well marked.

Cheers,
Ron
03-29-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,087
Posted By RHoude

Since he plans to travel to Montreal in the...

Since he plans to travel to Montreal in the Summer, should not be as much of an issue, as potholes will have been patched by then (for the most part).

I would add that a ride up the Lachine Canal...
Forum: Introductions
03-21-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By RHoude

Hi Paul, Welcome to the forum. I'm Ron,...

Hi Paul,

Welcome to the forum.

I'm Ron, from Montreal. My girlfriend and I just love the Netherlands. It's definitely cycling heaven. We discovered Bike & Barging in Amsterdam and loved it so...
Forum: Introductions
03-21-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By RHoude

Bonjour et bienvenue au forum, Ici Ronald de...

Bonjour et bienvenue au forum,

Ici Ronald de Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Happy to see that cyclists from all over the world are joining the forum. You will see that this a great place to exchange...
03-19-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,087
Posted By RHoude

Since vincentnyc rides a folder, I think he is...

Since vincentnyc rides a folder, I think he is looking more for urban itineraries. But that said, I second the motion. Ottawa is a great cycling destination. Sundays are always special there in the...
03-18-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,087
Posted By RHoude

This Montreal institutionalized version of the...

This Montreal institutionalized version of the Butt Toner 2008!!! :D

But seriously (pun intended), the bike path in this part of town is just one block away.

I'll let you judge for yourself as...
03-17-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,087
Posted By RHoude

There are no helmet laws in either Toronto or...

There are no helmet laws in either Toronto or Montreal. You won't feel out-of-place either way in Montreal. I'm not sure about Toronto as to whether wearing helmets is fashionable or not.

Cheers,...
03-16-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,087
Posted By RHoude

I'll put my vote in for Montreal. It's become a...

I'll put my vote in for Montreal. It's become a very bike friendly city over the years. All kinds of bike paths link city neighbourhoods and the Route Verte, voted on of the Top Ten cycling networks...
03-12-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By RHoude

Hi, You can generally trust any specialized...

Hi,

You can generally trust any specialized bike shop in the Montreal area to do a good job at assembling a wheel for around $25-30 plus parts.

A friend cyclist recommends Yves at Vél'aube,...
12-24-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By RHoude

Best and most interesting option would be to bike...

Best and most interesting option would be to bike the Route Verte from the Ontario border to Vaudreuil. From there, rather than going on the island of Montreal, you would be best to ride to Hudson...
12-24-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By RHoude

Yes, events that want to maximize registration...

Yes, events that want to maximize registration exposure go for the early July time frame to take advantage of summer vacations and the weather. In Quebec, I find that cycling event organizers are...
12-18-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By RHoude

I noticed that the GWTA runs the week before the...

I noticed that the GWTA runs the week before the Erie Canal Ride Tour (http://www.ptny.org/canaltour/), which starts in Buffalo. It would be fun to see a reverse GWTA itinerary so it woulod be...
08-25-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By RHoude

If you just happen to spontaneously :D ride into...

If you just happen to spontaneously :D ride into the Old Port of Montreal, drop by the Latitude Amsterdam in the Jacques-Cartier bassin and come and say hi. We'll be sailing into port Thursday 28...
08-24-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,989
Posted By RHoude

Hotels in Quebec are very cyclist friendly, trust...

Hotels in Quebec are very cyclist friendly, trust me... once we stayed at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau (our luxury bike ride of the year). We arrived with two mud covered hybrids which the...
08-23-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,989
Posted By RHoude

Although they are not certified 'Bienvenue...

Although they are not certified 'Bienvenue Cyclistes' (i.e. Welcome Cyclists), I'm pretty sure the Sheraton will be able to look after your bikes. If they do not allow you to bring them up to your...
08-20-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 667
Posted By RHoude

Anyone here rode the 2008 GWTA?

Hi,

Did anyone on the forum ride the 2008 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure from Niagara-on-the-Lakes to Cornwall? What was it like?

Ron
08-18-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By RHoude

Let me know if I can help. I live in Montreal and...

Let me know if I can help. I live in Montreal and could arrange to pick-up a copy for you and have it courriered out.

Best,
Ron
08-16-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By RHoude

For a rental, you may want to check-out...

For a rental, you may want to check-out VeloEspresso (http://www.veloespresso.com/la_boutique/NousRejoindre), close to downtoown and the Old Montreal.

Definite ride you will want to take is the...
07-22-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,227
Posted By RHoude

Hi Charlie, One way to ensure your bikes get...

Hi Charlie,

One way to ensure your bikes get treated as well as you is to look for the 'Bienvenue Cyclistes' (i.e. Welcome Cyclists) certification of the Inn or B&B. The places that have this...
07-06-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,227
Posted By RHoude

Hi Charlie, You may want to check out the...

Hi Charlie,

You may want to check out the Bike & Boat (http://www.latitude45n.com/en)approach. You bike, she cruises (and maybe bikes a little).

The P'tit Train du Nord bike path is a...
06-07-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By RHoude

How do you plan to get from Brossard to Beauce?...

How do you plan to get from Brossard to Beauce? Going there through Chambly, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Farnham, Granby and Sherbrooke seems an interesting way to get there.

Only too happy to share my...
05-27-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By RHoude

Prevailing winds from the west will always work...

Prevailing winds from the west will always work against you, no matter where you are in North America.

The main variable to take into account on your trip is the amount of time you have. Also,...
05-23-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By RHoude

Thanks for the ride report and pics. You bring...

Thanks for the ride report and pics. You bring back some really nice memories of riding both the C&O and WO&D trails. We rode the C&O around Harper's Ferry and the WO&D from Leesburg up to the trail...
05-19-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By RHoude

The Route Verte is pretty easy to follow and is...

The Route Verte is pretty easy to follow and is well marked. There are a few spots to watch out for:
1) on the island of Montreal, heading east along Notre-Dame, you will thread through some pretty...
05-12-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By RHoude

I wouldn't categorize the St-Lawrence as...

I wouldn't categorize the St-Lawrence as 'notoriously' windy. We have biked up and down the St-Lawrence quite a few times without being bothered significantly by the wind.

The weather statistics...
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