A Sunday at your own pace
May 29 2022 Pointe-Calumet

First event of the season, the Metropolitan Challenge is for biking enthusiasts who, depending on their fitness and mood, can either take it easy or go all out on an untimed route of 47 to 144 kilometers. Each year, the event takes place in a different area of Greater Montréal.

The Metropolitan Challenge is…

An untimed route of 47 to 144 km to pedal at your own pace, based on your level of fitness level and your mood. This year, discover another sector of the greater metropolitan region from Pointe-Calumet. The event will take place in accordance with the health measures in effect at that time.

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.

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 – 52 to 145 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 52-km route, 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: 47, 81, 96 or 144 km

Preliminary route subject to change. Start: Pointe-Calumet


Overview of the 2019 Metropolitan Challenge

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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.

By participating in the events of the Go Bike Montréal Festival (Metropolitan Challenge, Tour la Nuit, Tour de l’Île de Montréal), you consent to Vélo Québec, the Festival’s partners and the media attending these events capturing images of you that may be used in various forms (photos, videos, multi-platform media, etc.) to promote the Festival.

February 28 to March 14, 2022
Early Registration
March 15 to April 19, 2022
Regular rate
April 20 to May 24, 2022
Last minute
May 25 to May 29, 2022
13-17 years old $20 $20 $20 $20
Adult $67 $71 $89 $100
Vélo Québec Member $57 $61 $76 $85

Combined Offers

Combined Offers
VQ Membership
Combined Offers
more than one challenge
(price per challenge)
13-17 years old N/D $20
Adult $129 $71
Vélo Québec Member N/D $71


Before April 28
From April 28 to May 11
From May 12 to 18
From May 19 to 2 (noon)
From May 20 to 23 (noon)
May 5 1
May 19 1
May 20 2
May 20 3
May 23 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.

Another event that might interest you

The Vélo Mag Challenge, in the Eastern Townships: Saturday, September 10, 2022.

Bike as a group
for a good cause

Form a group of 15 people or more and Vélo Québec will donate 15% of your registration fees to the charity of your choice.

Thanks to our partners