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The BiQue Ride

Toronto to Montreal

The BiQue Ride (BiQue is pronounced - Bike) is an annual bike tour from Toronto to Montreal. First held in 1995, in 2016 we celebrate our 22nd annual ride.

Six days of cycling with seven nights of accommodation

We leave from Old City Hall in Toronto and ride to Old City Hall in Montreal. We travel via Prince Edward County where we'll have a rest day in Kingston. Here riders can relax and explore this historic town or take the ferry to Wolfe Island for more riding.

Flat to Gently Rolling Terrain

Our route mostly follows the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The terrain is flat to gently rolling with one significant climb in Prince Edward County.

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Meet in downtown Toronto

Riders for The BiQue Ride meet at Toronto's old City Hall, in the vibrant downtown city centre on the Sunday morning. We soon reach the shores of Lake Ontario just past Oshawa, where we join parts of Ontario's Waterfront Trail, which winds its way through historic towns and farm land as we roll past spectacular waterfront vistas. Along the way we enjoy the local hospitality of small town Ontario, rich in history and friendly local charm.

Our route takes us through historic communities along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Cyclists travel along side roads and country lanes that avoid traffic congestion. Riders experience the rich local histories, gain insight into key environmental issues of the area and participate in Canada's bicultural way of life.

We'll ride through towns that began as waypoints on the waterways when the continent was first settled by Europeans and later became Loyalist strongholds after the War of Independence in the U.S. and the War of 1812.

Enjoy a day off in historic Kingston

Most of this first day is spent within greater Toronto. This is a water-front trip and we head right for the paths that go along the lake.

After leaving the greater Toronto area we are on country roads and some paved paths. You will see great views of Lake Ontario. During our next riding day we cross into Prince Edward County, once an island but now connected by a land bridge. This is quiet rural country, which means great cycling roads. We leave the county by ferry and follow the Loyalist Parkway into Kingston. This is one of the oldest settled areas of this part of Canada

We have a rest day in Kingston, former capital of Upper Canada. Downtown Kingston is a compact community that is loaded with history and is easy to tour by foot or by bike. Riders can choose to visit the many museums or historical sites, take a cycling side trip to pastoral Wolfe Island or spend leisurely time in the local cafes.

On to Montreal

Leaving Kingston, the ride along the banks of the St. Lawrence River passes the Thousand Islands and the Long Sault Parkway, which follows the first section of the Seaway that created a shipping route to the centre of the continent by flooding the river. There is a national park at Mallorytown that has a very good interpretative centre. Much of the architecture is pre-Victorian and there are some wonderful examples of those early designs. We pass through Brockville, which has a classic collection of old mansions along the river.

From here we are on our way to Montreal. The closer we are to Montreal much of the day is either along rivers or old canal paths. Downtown Montreal is hopping all through the summer. Our route takes you to Place Jacques Cartier, a plaza at City Hall where buskers play to the crowds. Two popular destinations for evening entertainment are the Old Port area and the Latin Quarter.

Tour Summary Dates and Fees

  • Toronto, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec
  • Dates: July 17 to July 23, 2016
  • Fees: $1125.00 Canadian
  • Single Supplement: $425.00
  • Optional Return Fare : $125.00
  • Deposit: $300.00

Fees are per person in Canadian funds

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is in addition to above fees.

*Single room option may be limited. We are not able guarantee ensuite bathrooms.

Accommodation & Meals

  • Nights indoor — 7 nights
  • 1 dinner and 6 breakfasts

Distances and Rating

  • Total Distance — 660 km (410 mi)
  • Daily Average — 110 km (68 mi)
  • Longest Day — 127 km (78 mi)
  • Riding Days — 6
  • Rest Days — 1

We have a rest day in Kingston.

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