About 17,000 cyclists took park in a 21-km ride through Montreal streets Friday night in the Tour La Nuit bike ride.
The course began at Mount Royal Park and wended its way through the Plateau, Rosemont/La Petite Patrie, and the Mercier/Hochelaga Maisonneuve boroughs.
Multiple distances Sunday for the Tour de L'Ile
On Sunday the larger Tour de l'Ile takes over streets for riders who wish to cover everything from 28 to 100 km.
The longest rides start at 7 a.m., with most riders expected to begin bicycling at 9 a.m.
Streets will also be closed to motor vehicle traffic during the course of the event.
The 65- and 100-km rides begin on Park Ave., then go along the Back River and tour the West Island before returning along Lakeshore Blvd.
Click here for the map for the long Tour De L'Ile
28 or 50 km ride
Riders who want a more manageable challenge will also begin on Park Ave., but they will head west south of TMR before heading south parallel to Decarie Blvd. and then touring LaSalle and Verdun.
Click here for the map for the short Tour De L'Ile
Thousands of riders are expected at the Tour de Nuit which covers 21 km of roadways east of Park Ave. (Image: Velo Quebec Facebook)
The 65- and 100-km distance rides for the Tour De L'Ile on Sunday May 31, 2015
The short ride for the Tour De L'Ile on Sunday May 31, 2015