A group of dedicated cyclists took to the streets Sunday in Montreal for the third annual Vélo sous zéro.

Hundreds of cyclists braced the cold snap for a 17-kilometre bike ride across the city to promote year-round cycling.

"It may not be your thing but people are finding it fun and enjoyable and maybe give it a try before you judge," Vélo Québec's Magali Bebronne said.

Vélo Québec had 800 registrations but says the turnout was lower due to the frigid winter temperature dipping low to -25 C.