Mobilization across Quebec

MONTREAL, May 19, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – They were over 2,000 to get on your bike yesterday (Wednesday) to participate in one of the 16 regional initiatives or one of four mini-tours for schools organized under the Quebec flag of Tower of SilenceRide of silence), a global happening that aims to honor the memory of deceased cyclists, in addition to reiterating the importance of sharing the road between all users. All in all, many of them rode in silence to show their solidarity with Quebec.

Official video of the Tour du Silence 2022 (regional initiative in Bromont): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZZuywKxkDQ

After two years of pandemic, the return to tradition with the presentation of the event on the third Wednesday of May had a significant effect on the mobilization of cycling enthusiasts. The FQSC welcomes the attendance observed on Wednesday.

“Since two years we have seen a clear increase in enthusiasm for cycling and that is good news. Today’s participation demonstrates once again the necessity and relevance of organizing an event like the Tour du Silence,” said the FQSC president, Claude Pinard

For the third year in a row, the well-known journalist, presenter and columnist in the media world, Yvan Martineauhas agreed to lend its voice as spokesperson for the 2022 edition of the Tour du Silence with the intention of raising awareness among as many users as possible of the importance of mutual respect on the road.

“Regardless of the mode of transport, we must be aware that we all have a role to play when it comes to safety on our roads. It is important to remember that pedestrians and cyclists are more vulnerable users, which means that it is our duty as citizens to be vigilant and careful when we encounter them. Bicycle safety is everyone’s business,” he said Yvan Martineau

Famous personalities join their voices in the silence

Several distinguished guests were present at the various rally grounds in the province. Among the well-known personalities, we must mention that the Minister of Transport and the Minister responsible for the Estrie region, François Bonnardel, acted as regional spokesperson for Grandma† Our provincial spokesperson Yvan Martineauwho was there Bromont with our CEO Louis Barbara and the Director General of the National Cycling Center of BromontNicolas Legault† Former high-level runner and host of the Balado Radio-Tour de la FQSC, Audrey Lemieuxand former Canadian Track Team member Laurie Jussaume, attended the meadow† True to form, the well-known businessman in the Canadian bicycle industry, Louis Garneau, once again acted as spokesperson for the Tour de Québec. Newly elected last fall, the mayor of Sherbrooke Évelyne Beaudin had her first experience as a regional spokesperson.

Lifelike Symbols

As is usual tradition, most Towers also observed a minute’s silence this year. Hearses and white bicycles were also present at some regional initiatives. At the given departure, the various processions silently entered the carriageway. Symbolic stops were made in some places to honor the memory of deceased cyclists.

Distribution of participation across the province

Note that there are multiple photos available on the page facebook Provincial Tower of Silence, Qc.

City

Participation 2022

Weather forecast

amquic

4

19°C

Bromont

42

17°C

Gatineau

87

17°C

Grandma

71

16°C

La Malbaie

64

16°C

the meadow

125

17°C

Laval

54

17°C

Levi’s

107

16°C

Montmagny-Cap-Saint-Ignace

43

17°C

Montreal

104

17°C

Quebec

111

16°C

repentance

60

17°C

Saint Hyacinthe

62

16°C

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

73

16°C

Sherbrooke

165

15°C

Sorel Tracy

50

16°C

TOTAL

1222


youth academy

The school component was added to the traditional Tour du Silence, which, according to the organizers, was presented in different versions. For example, schools organized a mini-Tour and organized activities to make young people aware of the problem of road sharing (educational workshop on bicycle handling and safety rules, games of skill, police visits, etc.). With the development of the Embarquez program, an initiation to cycling program in primary schools in Quebec, the FQSC wants to focus more on this aspect in the coming years.

Quebec, within the movement

What is the contribution of? Beautiful Province until Ride of silence

“Quebec is one of the original 50 Tours that brought the movement to life and inspired incredible growth around the world. Quebec has also preferred the appearance of other towers in the Canadaand even in other countries,” said the founder of the Ride of silenceChris Phelan

The SAAQ, a leading partner

The Société de l’assurance Automobile du Québec (SAAQ) once again joins the Tour du Silence as a leading partner to continue its efforts to raise public awareness of bicycle safety. The financial contribution from the SAAQ has enabled the FQSC to strengthen activities related to the promotion of the Tour du Silence and to better support local organizations that are deploying the event again this year in the different regions of Quebec.

The essential employees

The success of such an event is made possible thanks to the involvement of various actors, including the Sureté du Québec (SQ), the municipalities and their police forces, as well as the organizers, their partners and their volunteers. We would also like to thank the Minister of Transport and the Minister responsible for the Estrie region, Mr François Bonnardel, who acted as ambassador of the Tour at the provincial level. On behalf of the greater cycling community, we are deeply grateful and thank you for your involvement.

SOURCE Quebec Auto Insurance Company

For more information: Carl Vaillancourt, communications coordinator, Quebec Federation of Cycling Sports, (514) 252-3071 extension 3739, (450) 518-2299

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