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May 1/12 9:53 am - Velirium p/b Videotron Gears Up for Mont-Sainte-Anne

Posted by Editoress on 05/1/12

During the first three weekends of summer, from June 21st to July 8th, the world’s biggest international mountain bike festival and World Cup will be taking over trails for another year at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Québec! In addition to the various stages of the UCI Cross Country and Downhill World Cups, Vélirium has competitions for amateurs, demonstrations for thrill seekers, a race for the kids, and fun for all!

Races for the Pros...

For the first time ever, Vélirium is shaking up its regular programming to start the event with a bang! The Downhill World Cup presented by Vidéotron and the Cross Country World Cup will receive top billing on the first long weekend, as athletes from around the globe, including local favorite Marie-Hélène Prémont, put their endurance and daring to the test.

Friday, June 22:                      Qualifications – Downhill World Cup

Saturday, June 23:                  Cross Country World Cup

Sunday, June 24:                    Cross Country World Cup

                                             Finals – Downhill World Cup

...and Amateurs too!

On top of the races for professional bikers, Vélirium devotes a large part of its programming to rising stars. From beginner to expert, there are competitions for bikers of all stripes. The Vélo Mag Raid, To-The-Top, Red Bull Monte Descend, Québec Cup, and National Championships events will all put participants to the test on pro caliber trails and structures!

Friday, June 22:                                             Red Bull Monte Descend

Friday, June 29:                                             To-The-Top

Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1:            Vélo Mag Raid

Saturday, July 7:                                            Québec Cross Country Cup

Sunday, July 8:                                              Québec Cup & Downhill National Championships

Plus fun for the kids...

With games and face painting, Vélirium is also the perfect setting for family fun. There’s no better place to introduce your little ones to the exciting world of two-wheeled sports!

Saturday, June 23:      Véli-Kidz

Saturday, July 7:         Véli-Kidz

June 22–24/June 30 & July 1/July 7 & 8:    Family Zone

...and even more!

Stop by the Exhibition Area and visit our many exhibitors, including bike and accessory manufacturers, dealers and retailers, mechanics and technicians, clothing companies, and more. It’s also the place to go for demonstrations, clinics, training sessions, and presentations. Come say hello and get to know the mountain biking community!

One more thing...

The sun never sets on Vélirium! In fact, the festivities at the base of the mountain are legendary. This year’s parties, hosted by Belle Gueule, will take place on June 22, 23, 24, and 30... So get ready to celebrate!

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