Destination Mont Tremblant and the Laurentide region have long been popular for cycling. With the well known 200 kilometer “P’tit train du Nord” bike trail, beautiful scenery and challenging terrain, the region appeals to pro and amateur cyclists alike. And while no excuse is required to get out on your bike, cycling events have become an increasingly popular fundraising method.
Sunday May 27th, 2012 marked a historic day for Canadian cycling when Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win one of cycling’s three most prestigious races, the Giro d’Italia. While many Canadians may not appreciate or recognize exactly what a feat this is, those in the cycling world could not be prouder. Hesjedal’s victory not only solidified his position as a world-class athlete but also set the bar for the future of Canadian cycling.
This year Tremblant will be a part of two cycling events:
The Défi Gatineau-Tremblant
June 2nd & 3rd , 2012 – Riders race from the Lac Leamy casino to the Mont Tremblant casino and back again. Supports participation in the larger, Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie where proceeds go to research in hereditary disease and promoting healthy lifestyle amongst Québec youth.
The Cyclo 200
July 1st, 2012 – Begins and ends in Sainte-Agathe, with a 200 kilometre race through the Laurentian countryside. Supports the Sainte-Agathe Hospital Medical Foundation and their purchase of much-needed medical equipment.
So if you’re looking for a challenge or you just want to support some great causes, join us in Mont Tremblant this summer and let’s work on showing the world that Hesjedal may have been the first, but he definitely won’t be the last Canadian, to make their mark in the cycling world.
Call us now at 1-877-611-3562 and we’ll make sure you have the perfect place to stay to rest your head and recharge before the next day’s challenge!