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Overview

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
— John F. Kennedy

The pandemic has seen a substantial rise in people using bicycles and the City of Montreal has accelerated accompanying infrastructure in order to promote this advantageous way of getting around.

Bicycling is cheap, solves traffic, parking and urban spatial problems, produces no emissions and allows the cyclist to enjoy the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle simply by going to work. Furthermore, it is reliable and, if you live less than 8 kilometers away, it could take you a similar amount of time as would transit or driving.

And did we mention it is just plain FUN?

Check out what is waiting for you on campus and around the city to make your ride as convenient and comfortable as possible.

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Promotions

CONTEST

Bike Giveaway!

Do you want to:

  • have fun?
  • be happier?
  • work smarter?
  • feel healthier?

Bike to campus! Ride to school with a friend and be entered to win!

When: POSTPONED – new date to be announced

Where: security entrance at 4011 De Maisonneuve

What: Win a bike by showing your commitment to an environmentally friendly way of commuting and engaging your peers at the same time.

Why: Biking with a buddy makes the commute less stressful and you can show each other new routes.

Join us for your break or ride in at the time listed, have a coffee and snack and chat with your fellow riders.

See you there!

BIXI

For Everyone – Students & Employees

10% off a BIXI seasonal or monthly pass!

Regularly $99 per season $89 with the Dawson discount

Regularly $19 per month $17 with the Dawson discount

For Dawson Employees

A one-month free BIXI membership. Dawson will fund a month long BIXI trial for any employee willing to commit to it as a commuting tool. This offer might work for you if you use EXO trains and want to try BIXI rather than the Metro to ensure the last stretches of your commute.

Get in touch with Richard Dugas for more information.

BIXI’s are everywhere in central Montreal. Consult their map.

Dawson College’s Guaranteed return home

Are you worried about getting back home in an emergency, in case of a weather change or if you have a mechanical issue? Dawson will fund a taxi ride home for any regular cyclist up to $50. Some conditions apply. The reimbursement form will soon be ready on Dawson Sustainability’s web page. In the meantime, get in touch with Richard Dugas at rdugas@dawsoncollege.qc.ca if you are in this situation.

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Resources on Campus

Bike racks are available at several spots around campus:

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  • In front of the 2E entrance
  • In front of the Sherbrooke street entrance
  • On the North side of the “D” wing
  • On the South side of the “D” wing
  • Near the Theatre entrance

*More bike racks will be added to the re-designed de Maisonneuve entrance in the Fall of 2021

BIXI stations

  • Sherbrooke and Atwater
  • Atwater and Ste-Catherine
  • DeMaisonneuve and Greene

Covered bicycle parking is available free of charge in the Alexis Nihon parking lot across the street from the Dawson Daycare entrance.

A “Bici-Borne,” (a bicycle fixing station with a pump and basic tools) is available at the end of the bike racks outside of the 2E entrance. http://biciborne.com/en/

You can also access a “borrow-able” lock at security 2E.14

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Route Finder

Route planning support

Concerned about finding a good route that suits both your fitness level and your comfort in traffic? Dawson can match you up with a bike buddy who will meet you in your area to show you a potential route for you. Get in touch with Richard Dugas at rdugas@dawsoncollege.qc.ca to make individual arrangements.

Find the best map for you:

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Riding with Confidence – Support & Tips

Not sure how to get started? Do you have concerns about equipment, clothing, sweating, weather, theft or anything else that is stopping you from riding?

Consult this guide produced by Vélo-Québec , which may address some of these common concerns and shows you how to deal with them so that you may reap the rewards of a daily bicycle ride.

Riding Basics

Repair & Workshops



Last Modified: August 23, 2021