Metropolitan Challenge
TBA Châteauguay

Kick-starting the Go Bike Montréal Festival and the bike touring season, this popular Challenge takes place in the metropolitan region. An untimed excursion, where you get to decide the distance to ride – 50 to 150 km – and your pace. Challenge yourself as much as you want, depending on your level of fitness or energy and your mood on the day of the event!

Postponed to 2021

Following the latest directives from public authorities in connection with preventive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19, it is with regret that Vélo Québec informs you that the next Go Bike Montréal Festival, planned from May 31 to June 7, is cancelled and postponed to 2021. Read more

We thank you for your loyalty and your trust. We are looking forward to meet you all to celebrate the joy of riding a bike!

Program for the day
At the start

Start between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and bike at your own pace.

This is an untimed event!


Start site: École secondaire Louis-Philippe-Paré in Châteauguay

On the route

Depending on your level of fitness or energy of the day, choose the right itinerary for you – 50 to 150 km.


Services included: route signage, on-road professional support (mechanical and first aid) and relief vehicles.


Rest areas

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., take a break at the lunchtime rest area. 

Offered services: lunch box, water, toilets, first aid services, mechanical assistance.


You can also stop at the second rest area after the lunch.

Enjoy the après-vélo experience

Unwind at the bistro to end this epic cycling day on a high note! 




Also on the program: souvenir gift, musical entertainment and our partners’ activities.

Ready for the Challenge?

Once registered, you will receive a participant’s booklet and your bracelet by mail. Your bracelet gives you access to your lunch box at the lunchtime rest area or the finish site, a choice you make when you register. On the 50-km route, the lunch box will be distributed only at the finish site.


A few days before the Challenge, you will receive an email with the final update of the itineraries, available on Ride with GPS.


In case of problems along the route? Our volunteer mechanics and first aid will be there to help you. Unable to complete the route? Relief vehicles will drive you to the finish site. To obtain information? Go to the information booth at the start/finish site.


Itineraries: 50, 75, 100 or 150 km

Preliminary route subject to change. Start: Châteauguay


You win by booking early! Register now

Early Registration
January 1 to April 28, 2020
Regular rate
April 28 to May 28, 2020
Last minute
As of May 28, 2020
Combined Offers
VQ Membership
13-17 years old $20 $20 $20 N/D
Adult $58 $72 $86 $108
Vélo Québec Member $49 $61 $73 N/D

Combined Offers: more than one event

Combined Offers
more than one challenge
(price per challenge)
Combined Offers
including TDÎ Express
Combined Offers
including TDÎ Découverte
13-17 years old $20 $35 $40
Adult $58 $97 $115
Vélo Québec Member $49 $82 $98


before April 30
from April 30 to May 13
from May 14 to 22 (noon)
from May 22 to 25 (noon)
May 7 1
May 21 1
May 22 2
May 25 3

1 All destinations 2 Canada only 3 Québec only

Note: Expect a reception delay of a week after the mailing date. For online registration made after the date of the last mailing, the documents can be collected at La Maison des cyclistes (until the day previous to the event) or at the starting point of the event (the morning of the event).



Overview of the Metropolitan Challenge

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Ride as a certified
cycling escort

Get your registration for free in exchange of your services.

Need a ride to get
to the start?

Choose the shuttle service option when you register. Round trip: 30 $ (limited seats). 

your weekend

Extend your stay in the region of Châteauguay. See the Bienvenue cyclistes! certified accommodation offer.

Thanks to our partners