Police say cyclist who ride their bikes and text at the same time are presenting a danger to themselves and others.
But they say there isn't much they can do to discourage the practice.
The phenomenon that baffles Vélo-Québec CEO Suzanne Larose.
"You will cross plenty of people while cycling: pedestrians, other cyclists, drivers. You need all your attention," she says.
She says she wants to see the Highway Safety Code update a number of rules, and include a prohibition on using a cell phone while riding.
Montreal police say they can't ticket anyone using their cell because the code does not have a provision against it.
A provincial committee is currently looking into updating the code and will submit a report in the fall.