Thousands of cyclists are taking part in a city-wide bike festival this weekend as the annual “Tour la Nuit” and the “Tour de l’Ile” returns from May 31 to June 2.
Streets across the city will be closed down to accommodate the cyclists and motorists should expect a number of detours and delays as part of the Go Bike Montreal festival.
Vélo Quebec is recommending that drivers use the Waze app to get around this weekend, which will be updated in real-time about street closures.
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“The Go Bike Montréal Festival will be in full swing with the presentation of the Tour la Nuit and Tour de l’Île de Montreal,” reads the Vélo Quebec website. “Since these events will affect normal road traffic conditions, we ask that you plan your trips carefully.”
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The “Tour la Nuit” night ride begins at 8:15 pm on Friday with a route that covers Mont Royal to the Olympic Stdaium and back. The “Tour de l’Ile” circuit starts on Sunday morning and returns from Jeanne Mance Park to the West Island.