Sunday, October 03, 2010

Sunday afternoon bike rides

There is no construction blocking your access to the Chateauguay Valley for what we think are some of the Montreal regions best short and medium length bike rides of easy to moderate difficulty on quiet country roads.

Translation: cross the Pont Mercier to a great destination for road bike riding. Drive to St-Martine, Howick, Allens's Corners, Ormstown or Huntingdon and ride along the river south to Quebec's oldest covered bridge at Powerscourt. Ride back the same way, or you can zig and zag east and north through some of the nicest farmland you'll ever see.

Apple Season!

On Covey Hill between Rockburn, Franklin Centre, St-Antoine Abbé and east to Hemmingford is one of Quebec's best apple-growing regions. And it is now Apple season. Get out and enjoy some Quebec "terroir." There's U-pick operations and some farms even have hayrides and live music.

Don't even think about putting the bike away yet. It's fall colors time, put on the cool-weather outer layers of your cycling wardrobe and get out and enjoy one of the best times of the year to ride in the Quebec country side.


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