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!

Défis métropolitain


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


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

  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.

Défis métropolitain

NEW Interested in mountain biking?
Experience the thrill during the Summer Challenges!

Vélo Québec proposes that you take advantage of the facilities of Morin-Heights and Bromont, montagne d’expériences to experience a guided mountain biking tour.

The proposed experience includes a pre-departure preparatory session (bike adjustment, gear change, suspension, brakes, etc.), supervision (ratio of one guide per 10-15 participants), ski lifts (at Bromont), a box lunch and entertainment at the finish site.

Rates (taxes included): $72 adult / $40 for ages 17 and under (N.B. ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Mountain bike not included. Bike rental by reservation only.

Saturday, June 23

In partnership with Espresso Sports 
20 to 40 places. Registration required by June 18.
Level of difficulty: beginner (or inexperienced)
9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: reception and preparatory session
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: trip to Basler Park (±1,5 km). Demonstration and practice of basic techniques on a skill-testing obstacle course (turning, braking, sharp descent and steep slope, changing position according to terrain and obstacles, etc.)
10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.: snack break
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: 15 km guided tour along the trails of Basler Park and lunch
Bike rental: $80 + taxes
Mandatory reservation with Espresso Sports:
450 744-0149
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Bromont, montagne d’expériences
Saturday, September 8

In partnership with the Centre national de cyclisme de Bromont
40 to 80 places. Registration required by September 6.
2 levels of difficulty: beginner or intermediate
9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: reception and initiation (teaching segment and safe progression)
10:15 a.m. to ± 1:15 p.m. for the beginner group: 15-km tour in the C-1 (municipal trails skirting the mountain), 1 ski lift and lunch
10:15 a.m. to ± 2 p.m. for the intermediate group: 25-km tour (Ski Bromont trails and municipal trails, exploration of Mount Oak), 2 ski lifts and lunch
Bike rental: $39.99 + taxes
Mandatory reservation:

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Here is an overview of the Metropolitan Challenge

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