Montrealers bike in -25 C to promote winter 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.

Hundreds bike on city streets as part of 3rd annual Vélo sous zéro

Montreal will host next year's Winter Cycling Congress. (CBC)

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.

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