Mornings are rough. Groginess, hunger, and disdain for the work day are all fused into the one instant when you just roll out of bed. Needless to say, some of us are pretty slow moving in the morn, as we struggle with being awake, at least until that first cup of coffee. The same cannot be said for skateboarders and stunt bikers of Montreal.
If you think skate park frequenters don't get a lot done in their day, 'Fixed Gear in Montreal' will prove you wrong. Directed and edited by Charles Delisle, the video features rider Ros-B, from the moment he wakes up and starts riding. No time is wasted as Ros-B puts on pants, eats some eggs, and immediately hits the city streets. A much more productive morning than we can claim. See for yourself.
Equipped with its own locking system, which uses Bluetooth, a Dropbike user can take out a bike from anywhere by simply using a smartphone.
Use the Dropbike app, scan a unique bike-code, and you're off.
Rides only cost $1 for every hour, with all payments done wirelessly.
Aside from the incredibly affordable price, Dropbike makes life easy by allowing you to return a bike just about anywhere.
In fact, doing away with docking stations, which can be quite pricey, allows Dropbike to pass the savings on to users.
The automatic, electronic locking system allows Dropbike bikes to be placed anywhere without fear of theft. Plus, the bright orange colour makes them quite identifiable, should anyone try to steal one.
Really, the only catch is that Dropbike is only available in Westmount, having launched in the Montreal area at the end of August, reports The Gazette.
50 bikes are currently set up in Westmount, the designated "zone" where you can pick up, ride, and leave bikes in Montreal.
Dropbike already operates on the University of Toronto and Ryerson University campuses.
The company hasn't made any announcement as to whether they're planning on one of the many university campuses in Montreal, but it would make sense.
On Monday, the city of Montreal will be unveiling an all-new 3.8 km urban walkway that will link two of Montreal's natural icons, the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal.
All along the walkway, pedestrians will be able to walk, gather and lounge while they discover the architectural, historic and artistic features that have shaped the city. The path will start at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum and go all the way to the foot of Mount-Royal.
It sure is spectacular to do an expert bike ride in the summer, but what you didn't know is that it is just as fantastic to hike some easy rides with magical views! If you are a beginner then easy rides are great for you and don't worry, they are just as beautiful! Enthusiasts are usually more on the intermediate side of things while experts go all out and bike for hours!
Now, you may be wondering where you fit into this and if there are even that many bike paths in Quebec. The truth is that everyone can complete at least one category of these bikes paths! Plus, there are dozens of biking trails right here in Quebec that offer not only a great time, but majestic views!