Vélo Mag Eastern
Townships Challenge
A Saturday at your own pace
september 10 2022 Coaticook

The Vélo Mag Challenge in the Eastern Townships is an untimed excursion of 84 to 137 km, where you get to decide on the distance and the pace depending on your level of fitness and energy – or your mood on the day of the event! This year, discover the region around Coaticook, as well as the proposed new gravel bike route.

The Vélo Mag Challenge in Eastern Townships is…

A beautiful Saturday in September for exploring the Coaticook region at your own pace. Take the road bike route (84, 104, 125 or 137 km) or the gravel bike route* (55, 86 or 92 km), whatever your preference.

*NEW A route dedicated to gravel biking – an increasingly popular sport – has been added to this year’s Challenge!

Pleasant and safe experience

To ensure the smooth flow of cyclist traffic throughout the route, you will have to choose – when registering – a start time between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Bike at your own pace. This is an untimed event!

At the start/finish site, you will access the following services: toilets, water, handwashing stations, first aid, mechanical et INFO booths.

On the route

Depending on your level of fitness or energy of the day, choose the right itinerary for you – 84 to 137 km. A few days before the Challenge, you will receive an email with the final update of the itineraries, available on Ride with GPS.

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

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.

Lunchtime Rest area

Once registered, you will receive a bracelet by mail wich 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 55-km route (gravel bike), the lunch box will be distributed only at the finish site.

Offered services at the lunchtime rest area, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.: lunch box, water, toilets, first aid services, mechanical assistance.

Itineraries: road and gravel bike

Preliminary routes subject to change. Start: Coaticook.

Road itinerary: 84, 104, 125, 137 or 158 km
NEW Gravel bike itinerary: 55, 86 or 92 km

Metropolitan in May, Eastern Townships in September

Register for 2 challenges and save!

A fun family activity to stay active: $20 (13 to 17 years old)

Rates and registration

You win by booking early! Register now.

When registering, you must choose:

  • your start time among 5 time slots: 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m, and 9:30 a.m.
February 28 to March 14, 2022
Early Registration
March 15 to April 19, 2022
Regular rate
April 20 to September 5, 2022
Last minute
September 6 to September 10, 2022
Combined Offers
VQ Membership
Combined Offers
more than one challenge
13-17 years old $20 $20 $20 $20 N/D $20
Adult $67 $71 $89 $100 $129 $71
Vélo Québec Member $57 $61 $76 $85 N/D $71


before August 10
from August 10 to September 1 (noon)
from September 1 to 5 (noon)
August 18 1
September 1 2
September 5 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 (the morning of the event).

Ride as a certified
cycling escort

Get your registration for free in exchange of your services.

your weekend

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

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