Join Date: May 2010
Location: State College, PA
Bikes: 08 Cannondale CAAD 9 upgraded to ultegra
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, viewing and hotel
Hello all, looking for some advice for my trip up for the big race.
Despite growing up in Upstate NY I have only been to Montreal once for a day trip. However my girlfriend and I love the city. When I found out about the GP I decided to plan another trip up.
For the race:
First question is on viewing the race. Where can I find info about where team buses are?
How early do you have to be at the finish line to get a seat in the bleachers they have set up?
Is there a better place to watch the race then the start/finish?
What is a decent hotel that would have easy access to the race? So far the Le St-Martin Hotel Centre-Ville seems to be my top choice. But if anyone has better suggestions for around the same price let me know!
Any recommendations for a nice place to eat a fancy dinner that isn't a tourist place. Last time we were there we ended up at tourist restaurant, and since my girlfriend loves fine dining I was hoping to do better this time.
Side information: We both speak some French, although I definitely know more then my girlfriend as she focused on Italian and spent a semester abroad in Rome, pushing her high school French to the background.
I will have a car with me and parking is going to be important.
This is my first pro bike race ever, so general advice is welcome as well.