Your Ultimate Biking Guide – Go Bike Montreal Festival
Here’s everything you will need to make your ride a great one, whether you’re biking at night or during the day. These picks will keep you safe and fast!
Biking gear 2017 – what to wear
Throughout the year, Montreal has over one hundred festivals open to the public. The Go Bike Montreal Festival allows cyclists from every age, level and ability to get outside and explore the city. Montreal becomes more accessible for riders of every level to explore by bike as kilometres of car free routes will be barricaded off during the tours. During the weekend, the most anticipated events are the Tour la Nuit and Tour de l’Île de Montréal.
The Tour la Nuit is on Friday June 2nd where cyclists will parade through the city in the evening for a 20km bike ride from Parc-La Fontaine Avenue beginning at 8:30 p.m. to Jeanne-Mance Park parading through the street. Whereas the Tour de l’Île de Montréal celebrates the 50th anniversary of Velo Quebc where cyclists are serenaded by Vincent Vallières at 9:15 a.m. at the start of a 50km route completed with themed stations along the way and a presentation by “Montréal Complètement Cirque” at the finish line.
As you’re making your weekend plans to go to the Go Bike Montreal Festival, here are some stylish cycling looks, and crucial gear, to help make packing a little bit easier.
Night Biking Gear 2017 – Tour la Nuit
This reflective anorak is not only fashionable but also functional as it is trimmed with reflective material putting safety first while you ride at night.
New Balance Run Fashion Sprint Anorak Jacket, $154.99 at sportchek.ca.
This matching sport bra and panty provides maximum support while remaining lightweight, comfortable and breathable as your cycle.
Anita Air Control Delta Pad and Sports Panty, $130 and $50 at select Anita retailers.
You will want leggings that are glow-in-the-dark, form-fitting and are made with fabric that wicks sweat and offers a four-way stretch.
Under Armour Luminous Leggings, $99.99 at underarmour.com.
Finish off your outfit with a seamless bootie that will support you through every range of movement and looks stylish too.
Reebok Hayasu shoes, $11o at reebok.ca.
Safety always comes first when riding your bike. That’s why I never leave home without a helmet that provides full coverage, has a reflective rear detail and 22 vents to keep you cool as your cycling along.
Trinity Cycling Helmet, $57.49 at sportium.ca.
Daytime Biking Gear 2017 – Tour de l’Île de Montréal
This lightweight and fashionable top will take you from the ride to the celebrations in no time. It is designed with performance fabric and has a long and lean fit that won’t ride up as your riding through the island.
Saucony Breeze Short Sleeve top, $48 at saucony.com.
Made in Montreal, these leggings are made from a studio jersey heavy fabric that is stretchy and breathable. They are lined with Coolmax gusset and have a wide waistband that won’t fall as your riding.
Lole Eliana Cropped Leggings, $80 at lolewomen.com.
Ultralight shoes will take you effortlessly from a bike ride around the island to your celebratory brunch.
New Balance 247 Sport Lifestyle shoes, $119.99 at sportchek.ca.
Track your progress and heart rate throughout the weekend with a smart fitness tracker that also logs your movement, displays alerts and lasts up to seven days with a single charge.
Fitbit Alta HR, $199.95 at amazon.ca.
Protect your skin from the summer’s hot rays with the SPF 60 sunscreen that offers 80 minutes of moisture and sweat control to keep you covered as you cycle.
VICHY Ideal Soleil Sport, $29.95 at vichy.ca.