Kick-starting the Go Bike Montréal Festival and the bike touring season, this popular Challenge takes place north of the metropolitan region this year, in Laurentian and Lanaudois territory. It follows part of the Achigan River, which derives its name from the Algonquin Indian word meaning the one that fights, inspiring you to give your best as you pedal through Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, L’Épiphanie, Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan and Saint-Lin-Laurentides.
By telephone, by Friday, May 24, at 5 pm, or Saturday, May 25, between 10 am and 3 pm: 514-521-8356 or toll-free 1-800-567-8356, extension 504.
At Maison des cyclistes, Monday to Friday, between 10 am and 6 pm, or Saturday, May 25, between 10 am and 5 pm: 1251 Rachel Street East, Montréal.
At the departure site in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Sunday, May 26, between 7 am and 10 am.
How to get to the Metropolitan Challenge
ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE DU HARFANG | 140 rue des Saisons, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec J0N 1H0
FROM MONTRÉAL: Take Highway 19 north (extension of Papineau Avenue). 19 becomes 335 North. Follow the signs to Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.
FROM QUÉBEC CITY: Take Highway 40 west to Exit 96. Take 640 West to Exit 28 to 335 North. Follow the signs to Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.
In Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, the 335 becomes Sainte-Anne Boulevard. Turn left on Therrien Street. A perimeter near the departure site is provided for parking, which will be free. Attendants will direct you.
Register by April 30 and save!
Rates and registration
Shuttle service to start site
Round trip: $30. Limited seats. SOLD OUT Youth rate
17 years and under: $20
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Participant’s booklet and bracelet providing access to services (mail-out)
Final update of maps 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
At the finish site: partners’ activities, bistro and musical entertainment
Itineraries: 52, 80, 98, 131 or 151 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.
Treats for Challenge participants
At the lunch stop, get an energy boost thanks to your CHOCOLATE MILK.
At the refreshment stop, the Escouade DESJARDINS (squad) offers you little goodies.
At the finish site
Recovery beverage at the CHOCOLATE MILK Post-Workout Zone
DESJARDINS relaxation area: invigorating massage and contest ̶ win a bike!
Wheel of chance and home-selling tips from DU PROPRIO