Posted by Editoress on 02/23/18
This coming May 25th to 27th, Crossroads Tremblant, the new road and mountain biking festival, will launch the cycling season in Mont-Tremblant. The event will welcome and accommodate enthusiasts of two-wheeled sports on paved circuits, mountain trails and bike paths, giving them a challenge, a place to share their passion for the sport, and a good time.
Mont Tremblant Resort, host venue of the Festival, will spin to the rhythm of bike cranks for three days. On the program: competitions, fun challenges, an exhibitors' village featuring the industry's biggest names, demos, activities and free festivities.
"The aim of the event is to celebrate all types of cycling and to showcase the Mont-Tremblant region as the top cycling destination it has become," said Simon St-Arnaud, founder of the Festival. "With such extensive programming, we are reaching every type of road or mountain cyclist. Everyone who rides a bike - fanatics, newcomers or recreational cyclists, adults and children alike - will find something to enjoy."
The road highlight of Crossroads is the Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant presented by Desjardins. This is the season's unmissable event for road-biking fans. Divided into several pelotons with differing adapted speeds, participants choose from four distances, all in a spirit of inclusiveness and safety. The Gran Fondo emphasizes the enjoyment of riding in a group and strikes the perfect balance of physical challenge and joy of discovery. This year, close to 2,000 participants are expected at the starting line on Sunday, May 27th.
A day organized exclusively for women, by women who know cycling! On Saturday, May 26th, more than 200 participants will have the chance to enjoy a customized experience. Registration required at www.peppermintcycling.com.
Recreational Time Trial
Triathletes and cyclists who are keen on individual against-the-clock performances will love this timed challenge on a dedicated section of renowned Duplessis Road, a major section of the Ironman route. This new, friendly competition is open to all.
A first in Tremblant! A peloton of cyclists will test themselves on a 1.5 km loop in the very heart of the resort village. Speed and electrifying atmosphere guaranteed! The event has two participation categories: The Fixie Race, and the Pro Challenge.
The 24th edition of the Quebec/Canada Cup - Mountain Bike series takes place this year within the festive atmosphere of Crossroads Tremblant. Riders from all over the country will converge on Tremblant to take part in downhill and cross-country challenges on official circuits and trails on the outskirts of Station Mont Tremblant.
Guided trail tours and mountain rides
If you've ever dreamed of racing down Tremblant's mountainside, here's your chance! Ride up on the gondola for a unique experience available only during the Festival. Discover new cross-country trails and the upgrades made to the 60-km network.
Electric bike test circuit
The trend is growing! Come check out new electrically-powered mountain bikes and test their performances. Many manufacturers will be on hand to introduce you to the appeal of this new technology.
King of the Mountain, King of the Road
We will crown a King and Queen in each discipline! Using the popular Strava app and departing simultaneously, participants can record and compare their performances - on the road, as they tackle Mont-Tremblant's best-known climbs, and on the mountain, as they push themselves to reach Mont Tremblant' summit.
Activities for All
• Recreational ride on the Le P'tit Train du Nord bike path
• Tests and demos all weekend - road, mountain, triathlon and electric models
• Sunset Ride on Friday night - road biking
• Kids' park, pump tracks, obstacle course
• Big Air Show - Trial demos
• Crossroads official Party
Crossroads Tremblant: A vast celebration of cycling that will set the tone for the season! For more information: www.crossroadstremblant.com.
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