Cyclocross - The Montreal Scene
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wow, so i just went up to montreal and totally loved it. what a great city. I'm definitely going to head up there for some CX races this fall...but I am wondering...are the races right in the city, in city parks...or on the outskirts of the city? I'd love to make a day/weekend out of racing in MTL and then hagning out in the city afterwards for a big lunch and a beer. I guess I need to start practicing my french because it's much more prevalent than I thought!
can anyone reccomend some good places to stay, eat, etc...and especially some good bike shops where I might be able to find some euro/rare/singlespeed stuff like an old moser frame or a catlike helmet?
Plug me in!
08-27-06, 11:49 AM
Yeah... MOntreal's kinda cool.
There are no races IN the city itself. The closest is in Mirabel, on 14 October. That's about 50 km north of the city. Sutton, which is 113 km south, near the US border, is on September 17, and Sherbrooke, about 140 km away, and also near the border, is on October 22.
Send me and e-mail. I can give you all the info you need about Montreal. As for bike shops, Martin Swiss Cycles (http://www.martinswiss.net) is probably the most cyclo-cross friendly... and we're a Catlike dealer.
08-27-06, 02:09 PM
New dates straight from the Federation site unless they change them again....
17 Circuit du Québec Sutton
23 Circuit du Québec Châteauguay
01 Circuit du Québec Québec
08 Circuit du Québec Québec
14 Circuit du Québec Parc Domaine Vert
22 Circuit du Québec Sherbrooke
29 Championnat Québécois Québec
The closest race to Montreal is now Chateauguay (sept 23rd). It is off the island of Montreal & about 20min from downtown. After that, the other race really close is Parc Domaine Vert in Mirabel, QC which is about 40min from downtown.
Velocipedio is the great fellow who really introduced me to cyclocross!
08-27-06, 04:00 PM
I completely forgot about Chateauguay. Geez.
08-27-06, 09:33 PM
As far as lodging goes, the downtown Hilton is excellent. It's pricey, but it's also a short walk from Crescent street, where many of the bars and restaurants are.
08-28-06, 07:21 PM
In fairness, there are bars and restos everywhere. Step outside wherever you are, and there you'll find a restaurant. Good one, too, probably.
06-17-07, 04:59 PM
I've been looking for the CX scene in montreal
Thanks for the info guys
06-18-07, 07:20 AM
See ya in fall!
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