There are three types of rides during the season:
- We start the season with one meet-and-ride, which leaves from the Atwater Market (near the north side of the bridge across the canal). This provides a gentle start to the season for all and is a good opportunity for newcomers to try out riding with us. Meeting time is 9:00 am for an 9:30 departure.
- Each season we plan 16 to 18 Saturday trips to destinations outside Montreal that we reach by carpool. No reservation is required – participants simply show up at the meeting point on Tupper Street just east of Atwater. Participants with cars and bike racks are very much appreciated. Those needing a lift will be matched with a driver by the trip leader (on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority to members). Participants choose from among the proposed routes, which vary in length and difficulty (usually from 45 to 95 km). The trip leader helps riders form groups of similar abilities and guides new members to join suitable groups. Meeting time is 8:00 am for an 8:30 departure.
- There are also five weekend trips each year, including weekenders (2 nights, Friday and Saturday, cyclists only) and long weekends (3 nights, on civic holidays, generally together with the club hikers). Sign-up for these trips is done online on the club website. All destinations are reached by carpool, which is organized by one of the participants. For these multi-day trips, there are daily routes of different lengths and levels of difficulty. At the destination, trip leaders provide maps and route instructions.
All rides and activities are planned and led by volunteers.
|$20 / year. Membership gives you the right to participate in all club activities (cycling, hiking, winter sports and social activities). Those considering joining the club can participate in one Saturday ride before becoming a member.|
|$5 administrative fee to be paid to the trip leader. This covers the costs of scouting new and existing destinations to ensure that routes are interesting, scenic, and safe.
$15 carpool fee for each passenger ($7.50 for the person; $7.50 for the bicycle) payable in cash to the driver.
|The price of the trip (to be paid online by credit card or PayPal) as indicated on the website with the trip description
The carpool fee (to be paid in cash to the driver at departure) – this amount varies depending on the distance to the destination
We warmly welcome new members and hope you will try us out. Please note that you MUST have a helmet and an adequately equipped bike. It is important that you have enough riding experience to handle the distance and difficulty of your chosen route. We are on the road for the better part of the day, and participants should be able to keep up with their group. See YOUR FIRST RIDE WITH RANDONNEE AVENTURE.
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