Sunday, October 03, 2010

Howick to Elgin

autumn colours

An excellent extended-play version of the standard Chateauguay valley ride.

This region has an almost infinite combination of good-ride possibilities.

Today was the tour des ponts barré

Sunset arrival back in Howick

Mountain view? In the Chateauguay valley? Yessir.

Nice view of New York State's Adirondack mountains from Ridge Road.

Towering corn, or corn tower?

Kelso Hall in Elgin

New pavement and tree tunnel west of Athelstan

Ok, at this point we have to admit that life does not get any better than this.

There are plenty of glorious trees on this ride

Dam and mill on Trout river at 2nd concession bridge

Protected wetlands near Huntingdon

Trees, brick houses, and good roads are three of the great things about the Chateauguay valley.

Turcot bridge beside Georgetown church at Howick.

This closed bridge starts the ride. Here we cross the river to the quieter and more scenic River Road. We cross another closed bridge on the 2nd Concession road.

The Turcot bridge is a great old bridge.

Howick's Georgetown Church is on the Chateauguay river

This was an excellent ride. Yes, another one.


At 8:14 AM, Blogger Glenn said...

Hi there,

Do you know if it is possible to get to the Chateauguay Valley by taking your bikes on the busses that go over the Mercier bridge? I want to get to the valley but don't have a car and am not sure how to do this given the state of construction on the Mercier other than crossing into St. Catherine by the seaway bike path.

At 8:17 AM, Blogger Glenn said...

Hi there,

Do you know if it is possible to take bikes on the busses that cross the Mercier bridge into the Chateauguay Valley? I want to get out there with my bike but don't have a car. Given the current construction on the Mercier bridge, the only other way I can think of is by the sea way bike path into Ste. Catherine.


At 2:57 PM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

you, my friend, need to find a friend with a car.

We did see a man walking his bike across the Pont Mercier last weekend. But until the bridge rebuild is complete, this is NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!

That said, there should be weekend shuttle from Montreal to Ormstown for the carfree biker crowd. Seriously, someone should start up this business opportunity.


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