Montréal Tour De L’Ile (Tour of the Island) - 2017 Edition June 2-4
MONTREAL Tour De L’Ile (Tour of the Island) VISIT MONTREAL AS IT CELEBRATES ITS 375th YEAR!
June 2-4, 2017 (Friday morning to Sunday evening - this is the weekend AFTER Memorial Day Weekend)
Survey Feedback Rated This Trip VERY HIGHLY Two Years In A ROW!!
Space available: 31 cyclists and 3 leaders; Up to 8 non-cycling companions
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Signing up for yourself and looking to share a room (don't worry - we will pair you up)? Sign Up Here for $449
Signing up for yourself and want your own room? Sign Up Here for Single occupancy rate of $729
Bringing a non-cycling companion? Sign Up Here for your guest at $379 (2 per room - one cycling, one not)
Transportation: IF we get to 31 people we will go by Motorcoach else 15 passenger van capping at 17. (We have had a coach bus with driver two years in a row)
Either way: WE WILL TRANSPORT YOUR BIKES FOR YOU! Lodging: Double occupancy in REALLY NICE hotel rooms 5 miles from ride start (allows exploring more of the city by bike). I am looking into other options closer and this may change but only if it is for the better.
Meals: Sandwich/lunch included in longer Sunday Tour; you are responsible for your own food otherwise - if we sell out, we will cover some local food experiences
Mileage: Mostly flat, some hills, 13-23 miles Friday night, 20-30 miles Saturday, 3 options 20, 40 or 60 miles on Sunday (variance depends on options you take and whether you subway to and from hotel - leaders will be riding)
Leaders: Allan Friedman, Sharon Behnke and Sarit Levy
A cycling weekend in Montreal for less than the cost of an air ticket - $449!
That’s right, a 3 day, 2 night, fun filled trip to Montreal for just $449 ($729 for single occupancy).
Friday morning we meet in the Bronx to meet our Bus (location chosen to expedite departure and avoid traffic - there may be a Brooklyn option at the bus parking lot).
We hit the road by 9am SHARP to arrive in Montreal by 5pm. Appropriate travel documentation will be required (US/Canadian Passport or Enhanced Drivers license required - See bottom for useful links here). If you are not sure what to do, please contact Allan Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are responsible to have proper documentation before boarding the bus.
Further details of the individual rides will be posted as available, here’s what’s available now:
Included in price:
- Transportation from Brooklyn or Bronx to Montreal and back with drops in Manhattan and Brooklyn on the return (improvement based on 2015 trip feedback)
- 2 nights hotel accommodation (double occupancy)
- Registration for Tour La Nuit (Friday Night Ride)
- Registration for Tour de L'ile (Sunday Day Ride) which includes food at rest stop (Sandwich) if you take one of the longer rides
- Additional Ride Saturday: "Allan's Unique Hometown Tour De Montreal" (optional, with optional longer spur to do on your own) - or free time to tour the city
Not included in price:
- Montreal Subway rides if you choose to commute to ride start rather than ride (hotel is 5 miles from start)
- Single Occupancy option available at $729
- Admission to any stops on the Saturday trip (e.g.. we may pass the Botanical Gardens, or a museum etc).
Friday night, we join the Tour La Nuit (13 mile ride) at 8:15pm and ride through one of the up and coming parts of Montreal where trendy restaurants abound.
Before and/or after the ride, we’ll find places to eat before heading back to our hotel. Bring lights for night riding!
Saturday, one of our leaders, originally from Montreal, will lead a custom 20-30 mile tour of the Island showing the high points that will not be covered as part of the Tour de l’ile on Sunday which covers half the city's circumference (There is a unique new surprise feature this year they tell us! There will be options to return to the hotel early by subway for those who want to rest up for the longer ride options the next day)
Sunday, we rise early (ride starts between 7am-9am) and get to our unique starting point ahead of the crowd coordinated with ride organizers. Like the 5 Borough Bike Tour, this ride has various levels to encourage new cyclists to come out and ride! The morning 60 mile route allows cyclists to bike around the island and discover the Montréal shoreline with the possibility of shortening the route to 39 miles. The first 45 miles of the ride take place on a marked route open to motorists and the last 15 miles on the regular car-free route of the shorter Tour de l’Île. On the morning of the ride, if you feel like doing the shorter loops of 30 or 18 miles, you will have that option and we will re-connect at the party at the common end point. The Bus will leave from the hotel by 4pm to allow us to get back to Manhattan before midnight (Best efforts. Traffic might make this later).
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Useful Links about documentation required for travelling to Canada:
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Running weekend trips is challenging in an all-volunteer non-profit. In order to assure the financial viability of a trip - the club has a firm NO REFUND policy for any reason. At the same time, if there is a wait list - we will refund where possible to sell the spot to someone waiting for one to come free due to unforeseen circumstances.