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    where to buy bike maps of La Route Verte

    Hi my dear northern neighbors, I have been looking to buy (not printe) "Cycling in Quebec" and the map of La Route Verte with no success. The Velo website only has the French interface and French version of the Cycling in Quebec. I even checked Amazon Canada, they are out of stock.

    Do you know where I can buy an English version of the above map and book? I could have printed pieces from the website but I prefere to have a published copy with me.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuyim View Post
    Hi my dear northern neighbors, I have been looking to buy (not printe) "Cycling in Quebec" and the map of La Route Verte with no success. The Velo website only has the French interface and French version of the Cycling in Quebec. I even checked Amazon Canada, they are out of stock.

    Do you know where I can buy an English version of the above map and book? I could have printed pieces from the website but I prefere to have a published copy with me.

    Thanks!
    Sure thing, call this place and see if they can ship you one, approximately $20 I believe. I would give you mine but it's outdated by 4 years.

    Maison des Cyclistes (translates to "Home of The Cyclist")
    1251 Rachel
    Montreal, Quebec
    tel: (514) 521 8356

    If you need to pick one up in person at this store:
    http://atlas.mapquest.com/maps/map.a...country=Canada

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    I want to add that 90% of the bike shops in the province of Quebec have the guide to the Green Road (or "Route Verte").

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    thanks, xfimpq! I just called up the bike shop you recommended, they do carry the English version but it will take at least 3 weeks to ship. I am planning for a trip around labor day and they are hesitant because a delay of me getting it is highly likely. I will see if I can have a Canadian friend pick up a copy for me. It's good to know that they do have an English version
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuyim View Post
    thanks, xfimpq! I just called up the bike shop you recommended, they do carry the English version but it will take at least 3 weeks to ship. I am planning for a trip around labor day and they are hesitant because a delay of me getting it is highly likely. I will see if I can have a Canadian friend pick up a copy for me. It's good to know that they do have an English version
    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.

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    Not sure how much help it'll be, but here's the link to the English version of La Route Verte:

    http://www.routeverte.com/rv/index_e.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHoude View Post
    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
    Thanks again, Ron. We have decided to do something spontaneous this time - will roll into a bike shop to pick up a map when we arrive and just ride on
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuyim View Post
    Thanks again, Ron. We have decided to do something spontaneous this time - will roll into a bike shop to pick up a map when we arrive and just ride on
    If you just happen to spontaneously 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 August and staying at the Old Port for a bit over a week before we head down to Quebec to run our next Bike & Boat Tour.

    In Ottawa, you must ride the Rideau Canal or Gatineau Park, especially on a Sunday. The Gatineau Park parkway (and a number of other sites around Ottawa) is closed to traffic on Sunday and is opened only to pedestrians, roller bladers and bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHoude View Post
    If you just happen to spontaneously 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 August and staying at the Old Port for a bit over a week before we head down to Quebec to run our next Bike & Boat Tour.

    In Ottawa, you must ride the Rideau Canal or Gatineau Park, especially on a Sunday. The Gatineau Park parkway (and a number of other sites around Ottawa) is closed to traffic on Sunday and is opened only to pedestrians, roller bladers and bikes.

    Cheers,
    Ron
    Hey Ron, we might very well roll into Old Port of Montreal by accident and say hi I am taking down your Ottawa notes - we will indeed go there on Sunday!

    happy sailing!

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    Route Vert English version

    Cycle Canada carries the Route Verte (Quebec) Guide. C$19.95 plus shipping (there is tax if shiped to Canada). Order form here: http://www.cyclecanada.com/PDF/SGTours.pdf
    or by phone. We generally mail same day or within 24 hours.
    Last edited by MCJ; 10-28-08 at 08:11 AM.

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    Not much user friendly for foreginers the offical routheverte for sure, ive tried to write to them but no reply back.

    When iam trying to order the english version and go to my basket this greek stuff shows up:



    Bienvenue,
    Vous pouvez consulter en ligne votre dossier de client ou de membre de Vélo Québec.

    Mettez à jour vos coordonnées, vérifiez vos transactions, accédez à la date d'échéance de votre adhésion à Vélo Québec Association ou de votre abonnement aux magazines et effectuez vos paiements.


    AccèsEntrez votre courriel et votre mot de passe ci-dessous pour accéder à votre dossier de client ou de membre de Vélo Québec.

    Courriel
    Mot de passe



    Vous désirez obtenir votre mot de passe?
    Entrez votre courriel ci-dessous et nous vous enverrons le mot de passe correspondant à cette adresse de courriel.

    Courriel

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    Quote Originally Posted by LitePacking View Post
    Not much user friendly for foreginers the offical routheverte for sure, ive tried to write to them but no reply back.

    When iam trying to order the english version and go to my basket this greek stuff shows up:



    Bienvenue,
    Vous pouvez consulter en ligne votre dossier de client ou de membre de Vélo Québec.

    Mettez à jour vos coordonnées, vérifiez vos transactions, accédez à la date d'échéance de votre adhésion à Vélo Québec Association ou de votre abonnement aux magazines et effectuez vos paiements.


    AccèsEntrez votre courriel et votre mot de passe ci-dessous pour accéder à votre dossier de client ou de membre de Vélo Québec.

    Courriel
    Mot de passe



    Vous désirez obtenir votre mot de passe?
    Entrez votre courriel ci-dessous et nous vous enverrons le mot de passe correspondant à cette adresse de courriel.

    Courriel

    Just got answer:

    If you want to buy it direct and dont speak french, follow this step:

    Bonjour,

    Unfortunately, our transactional website is not translated in English yet. I’m sorry for the inconvenient.

    Your can order our guide by phone at 1 800 567 8356, or 514 521 8356, extension 504.


    Best regards,

    Marie-Elaine Byette
    Customer service
    Vélo Québec
    mebyette@velo.qc.ca

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