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14th Annual Montreal Bike Show Opens Feb. 12-14 Kicks Off Cycling Season

by John Symon
 ©  Salon du Velo
February 11, 2016 (Montreal, QC) – The 14th annual Montreal Bike Show / Salon du vélo de Montréal opens this Friday at 12 noon in Place Bonaventure. The popular consumer bicycle show is now running together with the second edition of the Montreal Triathlon Show and one admission fee gets visitors access to both shows.

“More than 250 exhibitors will be on hand to present the latest novelties and upcoming trends for the 2016 season,” said Jan Dubé, president of both shows.

“Whether you are searching for a bicycle, equipment, accessories, clothing or advice, this is the best place to discover everything there is to know about the cycling world. The Montreal Bicycle Show is intended for road cycling and mountain biking enthusiasts, whether beginner or expert, from 7 to 77 years old,” noted Dubé.

Montreal Bicycle Show  ©  Pasquale Stalteri

The show is packed with many returning exhibitors and popular brands such as Cannondale, Argon 18, Cervelo, Pinarello, Trek; accessories and clothing from Shimano, Louis Garneau, Biemme, ARG, Bontranger, Diadora, Arkel; top Quebec retailers such as Bicycles Quilicot, Gervais Rioux; Martin Swiss; Momentum Solutions; Louis Garneau concept stores Vélo Espace/Boisbriand; tourist associations; a bike school (Techno Cycle); bike clubs; triathlon clubs; bike advocacy groups; granfondo rides; non-profit groups (Cyclo Nord Sud); media (La Presse, Pedal Magazine, Velomag); hotels (Auberge Harris); nutritional supplements; charities, and others.

Among the novelties this year is a new collection of clothing, KSL-Malo that combines images from painter France Malo with chic cycling apparel designed by Katy St. Laurent (a former Canadian road champ now turned entrepreneur) www.kslstore.ca.  Also present will be Marie-France Guilbault and her new cycling apparel company for women, www.Jolieride.com.

Arm Warmers collection combines playfulness and quality perfectly  ©  Jolie Ride


There is also a busy schedule of speakers (in French) at the Bicycle Theatre / Théatre du vélo – view list here.

We believe there will again be a one-week cruise for two to the Magdalene Islands – a great cycling destination – as a prize by exhibitor and speaker CTMA . There is also a busy schedule of speakers at the Triathlon Theatre – view list here.

Pedal understands that Vélo Québec’s 3rd annual féria du vélo hivernal (mass winter bike ride) will finish at Place Bonaventure on Sunday, but this has not yet been confirmed. Last year saw 500 cyclists braving the cold and riding en masse to the Montreal Bike Show.

Montreal Bike Show 2016 Salon du vélo de Montréal

Location: Place Bonaventure (metro Bonaventure)
Date: Feb. 12-14
Time: Friday: 12-9pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm
Cost: Adult $13; Student $10; Family $30.

Various discounts are available (FQSC or Triathlon Quebec members)

Sunday is family day when children 12 and under are free

Website here: www.salonduvelo.com/montreal

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