Montreal cyclists are everywhere. Even in the winter, we can spot some brave souls in their snow gear pedalling through the snow. And, in the summer, the bike paths really start buzzing with activity.
Despite the difficult winter and abnormal amount of potholes, Montreal is considered by its cyclists to be a pretty great city for biking. There are tons of designated bike lanes, bike-sharing services are booming, and the relative flatness of the city makes it easy to bike in.
Apparently, COYA, digital insurance specialists, agree. They published the 2019 edition of their Bicycle Cities Index, which puts Montreal as the best cycling city in North America.
They describe their methodology as the following: they "selected cities from around the world including traditional cycling cities, as well as some lesser-known locations improving their bicycle infrastructure."
Then, they "analysed each location for several factors which determine if a city is good for cycling or not." These factors include things like bike theft, infrastructure and the city's cycling fatalities.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC