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December 1/16 9:17 am - Registration Opens for Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant


Posted by Editor on 12/1/16
 

Registration for the fifth edition of the Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant is officially open. Held on May 26th to 28th, in scenic Mont Tremblant, the event promises a fun, varied, and expanded program and is ready to host 2,000 cyclists.

The Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant is a cycling event for amateur and seasoned cycling enthusiasts alike. Divided into several pelotons, participants ride on four courses of differing distances in a non-competitive environment. It's the ideal balance between personal challenge and scenic enjoyment, founded on safety and the pleasure of riding with a group. A maximum of 2,000 participants are expected at the 2017 event.

"Our concern is to give participants the best possible experience," said Simon St-Arnaud, producer. "The event has seen significant growth, leading us to make some changes. We've increased the number of pelotons and offer more choices of speeds for the most popular distances. This should result in better fluidity for each ride."

The event continues to feature four distances for all calibres of cyclists:

• 160 km Super Fondo, for expert riders
• 125 km Gran Fondo, for experienced cyclists
• 80 km Medio Fondo, for intermediate to advanced cyclists
• 45 km Molo Fondo, for beginners and recreational riders

"The principal aim of the event is to promote cycling and the pleasure of riding with a group in a safe and non-competitive context," added St-Arnaud. "With this formula, the event appeals to all types of cyclists."

David Veilleux and Sébastien Delorme are back as event ambassadors and supervisors of the Friday night Devinci Sunset Ride, which was sold out two weeks before last year's event.

"Last year was my first edition and I was very impressed with the organization, the upbeat atmosphere, the region's scenery and the quality of the courses," said David Veilleux, the first Quebecer to complete the Tour de France. "I thought the event was so fantastic, I signed up for the 2017 ride as soon as I crossed the finish line."

Give the gift of the Gran Fondo for Christmas and get a preferred rate when you sign up before January 20, 2017. For current rates for the various distances, visit www.granfondotremblant.ca.

 

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