Mont-Tremblant will kick of the cycling season with an all new, three day road and mountain bike festival this year. Crossroads Tremblant will bring together riders of all disciplines and skill levels, from Canada’s off-road racing elite to recreational cyclists, with races, group rides, demo’s and community events happening all weekend.
“The aim of the event is to celebrate all types of cycling and to showcase the Mont-Tremblant region as the top cycling destination it has become,” said Simon St-Arnaud, founder of the Festival. “With such extensive programming, we are reaching every type of road or mountain cyclist.”
For those that prefer their path to be paved, the road highlight of Crossroads is the Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant presented by Desjardins. The fondo offers four distances, emphasizing enjoyment, inclusiveness and safety. Other road bike events over the weekend will include the women’s Peppermint Bikefest event on Saturday, May 26, a recreational time trial, and a criterium race in the heart of the resort village. The crit will have two categories: Pro Challenge and a Fixie race.
On the mountain bike side of the festival, the main event will be the 24th edition of the Quebec / Canada Cup event at Station Mont Tremblant. Canada’s best downhill and cross-country racers will take to the trails for elite level racing all weekend. If you’re not looking to challenge for a win on the weekend, there will be guided trail tours and up-lifts on the gondola, which is only open to mountain bikes during the festival.
Other events during the weekend will include a King of the Mountain / King of the Road challenge, utilizing the Strava app on local routes, a recreational group ride on Le P’tit Train du Nord bike path, tests and demo’s all weekend on road, mountain, triathlon and e-bikes, kids park, pump tracks, a Big Air demo show, and a Sunset road ride on Friday night.
Crossroads Tremblant festival runs May 25 to 27, 2018. Registration is open online.