● Just in time for spring, the Montreal and Toronto Bicycle Shows.

If you’re sensing that spring is around the corner, maybe it’s time to visit a bicycle show.

The Montreal Bicycle Show (Le Salon du Vélo de Montréal) will be taking place February 24 to 26, 2017, at Place Bonaventure in the heart of the city’s downtown core. The show is suppose to get 250 exhibitors, and 20,000 visitors.

The organizers claim that it’s “the largest consumer Show in Canada that is dedicated exclusively to the wonderful world of bicycles and cycling tourism”. They say whether you are searching for a bicycle, equipment, accessories, clothing or advice, it is the best place to be. Tickets are available online for pre-sale at $11.00 for adult admission.

The Toronto International Bicycle Show will take place from March 3 to 5, 2017 at Exhibition Place, (near the Canadian National Exhibition, just west of the downtown area).

Not to be outdone, it claims to be the “World’s largest Bicycle Consumer Show”. It’s organizers say that the Toronto show is the best place to buy, with the best selection under one roof. They expect to have over 175 exhibitors. The show will have a retail marketplace area, a manufacturers’ showcase area, as well as bicycle tourism exhibitors. Regular tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors. You can save $2.00 by taking advantage of an early bird special when buying online.


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