Vélo Mag Eastern
Townships Challenge
A Saturday at your own pace
september 9 2023 Sutton

The Vélo Mag Challenge in the Eastern Townships is an untimed excursion of 70 to 121 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 Sutton, as well as new gravel bike routes.

The Vélo Mag Challenge in Eastern Townships is back!

The Eastern Townships Challenge is about discovering a new part of the beautiful Townships region. For one day, put your legs to the test and treat yourself to these wonderful breathtaking landscapes! Take advantage of the start/finish area where you can have fun, relax and meet people.

This year, discover a regular 104 km course, which you can enhance with several optional courses, or shorten with a 70 km shortened course.

Gravel cycling enthusiasts will be delighted with our 58 km gravel loop, this year offered with two optional courses: 26 and 75 km.

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.

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.

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

On the route

Depending on your level of fitness or energy of the day, choose the right itinerary for you – 70 to 121 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.

January 3 to February 13, 2023
Early Registration
February 14 to May 16, 2023
Regular rate
May 17 to August 28, 2023
Last minute
August 29 to September 9, 2023
Combined Offers
TDI Discovery & Eastern Townships Challenge
January 3 to June 4, 2023
Combined Offers
more than one challenge
January 3 to May 28, 2023
Combined Offers
VQ Membership
As of January 3, 2023
13-17 years old $20 $20 $20 $20 $40 $20 $0
Adult $70 $75 $90 $100 $150 $67 $133
Vélo Québec Member $60 $62 $75 $85 $128 $0 $0

Itineraries: road and gravel bike

Preliminary routes subject to change. Start: Sutton.

Road itinerary: 70, 104, 119, or 121 km
Gravel bike itinerary: 26, 58 or 75 km


before August 10
from August 10 to September 1 (noon)
August 18 1
September 1 2

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 Sutton region. See the Bienvenue cyclistes! certified accommodation offer.

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