The Summer Challenges are an exciting series of untimed excursions, where you get to decide on the distance, the pace and the number of climbs and descents. Challenge yourself as much as you want, depending on your level of fitness or energy - or your mood on the day of the event!

Next rendezvous in 2019
Metropolitan Challenge: Sunday, May 26, from Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines
Montérégie Challenge: Saturday, June 15, from Saint-Rémi
Eastern Townships Challenge: Saturday, September 7, from Bromont, montagne d'expériences

All information regarding the 2019 event will be online in mid-February.

Défis métropolitain

Metropolitan 2018

To kick off the Go Bike Montréal  Festival and the bike touring season, this year’s Metropolitan Challenge visits the southwestern tip of the metropolitan area, flanked by Ontario, the Ottawa River and the St. Lawrence River.
Défi des Laurentides

Laurentians 2018

This year’s second Summer Challenge begins at the Sommet Morin Heights ski center. From there, the winding, mainly wooded route – with its challenges and charms – takes you past several lakes along quiet, less travelled country roads.
Défi des Cantons

Eastern Townships 2018

  Bromont, montagne d’expériences
This year’s late-season classic leaves from Bromont, montagne d’expériences, offering a beautiful panorama of the surrounding farmland. You will pedal through several vineyards and follow the Yamaska River with the neighbouring mountains in full view.

Rates and registration

Shuttle service to start site
Round trip: $30. Limited seats.


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Registration fees include

  • Participant’s booklet and bracelet providing access to services (mail-out)
  • Final update of cards and GPX data via email
  • Route signage, on-road professional support (mechanical and first aid) and relief vehicles
  • At the lunchtime rest area: box lunch, water, toilets, first aid services, mechanical assistance
  • Souvenir gift
  • At the finish site: partners’ activities, bistro and musical entertainment


Itineraries: 50, 75, 100, 125 or 150 km
Departure: Start between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and bike at your own pace
Lunch: rest area or finish site?
You can make this choice when you register, up to 5 days before the Challenge. After this deadline, your lunch will be provided at the rest area that accommodates cyclists from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On the 50-km route, the box lunch will distributed only at the finish site.


Here is an overview of the Metropolitan Challenge

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