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Why Montreal is the best cycling city in North America

This city has a lot going for it. And with its endless number of bike paths (and endless construction), commuting and getting around on two wheels is one of the easiest ways to get somewhere fast, to avoid traffic and to take in some fresh air.

Even better, Montreal has been ranked among the best cycling cities from several lists that include world-renowned European cities where biking is possible year-round.

Here are just a few things that we think helped Montreal become one of the best cities to bike in. If you’re a local, you know that there’s so much more in this city that you just need to experience yourself.

The big city that feels small

Montreal is one of those big cities that have a certain charm. Every borough has its own feel, thanks to local entrepreneurs opening up shop and to the historic staples like St-Viateur Bagel and Schwartz’s Deli. They all play a part in the city’s vibe and they’re all within biking distance.

Free BIXI rides from Fido

Throughout the cycling season, Fido gives away free BIXI rides in Montreal. That means that any Fido postpaid mobile or internet customer can redeem a free ride through the Fido app. Who doesn’t like free?

You have to be there

The Old Port, the Lachine Canal, Mount Royal, Parc Lafontaine, and so many other areas make this city one that you have to see and experience for yourself on a bike to get the bigger picture.

So, no matter where you’re headed, you can get there on the cheap with BIXI and Fido.

This article is sponsored by Fido.