Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Montreal Boston Race

As time goes on the Montreal-Boston pro bike race makes it into the news. This is from Le Soleil du Samedi in Chateauguay, across the St-Laurence river from Montreal (across the maximum-bicycle-unfriendly Pont Mercier Bridge). You can take a Ferry (traversier) in the summer from Lachine public dock across the St-Laurence river to Chateauguay.

...In all, the City projects setting aside a total of about $150,000 for this race and the world women's tour, which is also scheduled to pass through its streets this June.

If the Montreal-Boston race is held as anticipated, Chateauguay wants to make its segment a grand happening. "We don't want it to last only one day," said Jacques Roy, the City's director of economic development. "We are going to organize (supplementary) activities that will involve the entire population."

For the good of visiting athletes and cyclists from the region as well, certain roads that are currently in terrible condition will be repaired, D'Youville Blvd. among them....


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