Metropolitan Challenge - Sunday, May 26, 2019

 Start/finish: Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines

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.


There is still time to register!
  • By internet, by Saturday, May 25, at 2 pm
  • 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.


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Rates and registration

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

Youth rate
17 years and under: $20


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Registration fees include

  • 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
  • Souvenir gift
  • 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
  • KIND energy bars

Here is an overview of the Metropolitan Challenge 



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