Our friend Justin Lafontaine, founder and organizer of the  Bike Train project, sent us some great news today!

“After a successful 5 year partnership with Transportation Options, we are thrilled to report that VIA Rail now offers Bike Train service on daily trains with baggage cars along the Windsor-Toronto-Quebec City corridor, making cycling holidays even more easy and convenient. 

Now you can travel with your bike to great cycling destinations across Ontario including Windsor/Essex, GTA/Greenbelt, Cobourg/Northumberland, 1000 Islands and Ottawa/National Capital Region.”

From June 6 to October 31, 2011, inclusive, you can now take your bike on the train and cycle your way through Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Québec City, London, Windsor, Jonquière and Senneterre .

You may remember that WindsorEats worked with Justin to ensure the Bike Train’s success in Windsor/Essex.  Well, mission accomplished!  Congratulations Justin and to all those that gave a boost to cycling tourism!  We’re on our way!