12 May Fixture Ride to Cap-Saint-Jacques

Present : W.G. Ross, Louis Rubenstein, Daisy Greville, Alice Hawkins & A.T. Lane Minutes by A.T. Lane
Length of ride: 53 km
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One new Sobriquet was added to the club roster, the above noted Alice Hawkins. Welcome Aboard!

After meeting at the Vendome station the members took the train to Ste Anne where there was a outdoor market and they all stopped for coffee.

Riding over to Cap-St-Jacques, they posed for pictures and investigated Hobbit houses. 

Continuing on they encountered long stretches of busy automotive roads, however fortunately there was a bike path alongside.

Eventually it was again wooded park land, the Parc Nature Bois-de-Liesse. The western portion, known as the Bois Francs, refers to the old black maples which are a big feature of that park.

 Here the trilliums were very abundant.

A short portage through the back river under highway 13 was followed by a return to Montreal via the Metro for some and TMR for the rest.

Daisy noted afterward she had had heard of areas of Montreal called Bois Franc, and in theses cases the name was given to big housing developments such as in Ville St-Laurent, as well as other housing developments around Montreal


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