Circuit Gille Villeneuve & Route Verte #1 across St-Laurence river closed October 31
The cycling route across the St-Laurence river via Route Verte #1 (i.e. Ile Notre Dame/Circuit Gilles Villeneuve) will be closed October 31. This includes a closure of the use of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve race track to bicycles. (Can cars can still use it?)
This date is long before winter arrives and we see it as one more little poke-in-the-eye to cyclists by Parc Drapeau management. The park's management does not like bicycles and goes out of its way to make life difficult for anyone who uses bicycle for recreation, exercise, or transportation.
Shame on you Parc Drapeau!
Here is the official news from the Parc Drapeau website:
Closure of the cycle track
The circuit Gilles-Villeneuve cycle track and the bike link from the South Shore will be closed on October 31th, 2010.
In other news, Parc Drapeau recently opened an area with outdoor exercise stations. This is a good thing, (see how nice they treat the non-cyclists?).
We encourage all the larger parks in Montreal to install exercise stations for adults.