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Bikes: 2005 Litespeed Teramo, 2000 Marinoni Leggero, 2001 Kona Major Jake (with Campy Centaur), 1997 Specialized S-Works M2, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper
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There are two or three ways...
One is from Ste-Catherine-d'Alexandrie, where you cross the drawbridge at the lock and then go east along the bikes-only road on Ile de Couvees for 11 km untill you get to the Ice Bridge that parallels the Chaimplain bridge. That gets you onto Ile des Soeurs, where you can follow the signs that take you to the bike path along the north part of the Champlain that takes you onto Montreal proper.
Another way is from St-Lambert. Head to the St-Lambert Locks. There's a drawbridge that goes over the locks and is open to bike and pedestrian traffic. That leads to a dirt road that heads West toward the Ile de Couvees road [see above] or a bike path that heads east toward Ile Notre Dame. Take the path, yoou'll go around the north side of the F1 circuit till you come to a series of small bridges. Follow the signs to Montreal until you cross Le Pont de la Concorde. When you cross the bridge, you'll go a long a bike path that passes Cite du Havre and Habitat 67. You're in Montreal
Unfortunately, this latter route is closed until the GPF1 motor lovefest is over.