Sunday, May 28 • Start/finish: Belœil
The Metropolitan Challenge officially kicks off the Go Bike Montréal Festival and the bike touring season. This year’s event starts in Beloeil and unfolds mainly in the Boisé du Fer-à-cheval. You will bike down to the shoreline in Verchères and follow the Richelieu River along several kilometres of gently undulating road through a lovely region that is the birthplace of such prominent Québec figures as Madeleine de Verchères, Ludger Duvernay and Calixa Lavallée. An excursion not to be missed – just outside Montréal.
Saturday, September 9 • Start/finish: Mont Sutton
This end-of-season classic has a lot to offer! And after biking all summer, you’re ready to push your limits, and this route definitely has its challenges. If you choose to pedal the entire course, it will take you from Mont Sutton south to Glen Sutton, east to Vale Perkins, north to Warden and west to Bromont. Enhanced by the region’s beautiful natural surroundings and charming Anglo-Saxon heritage, this tour is well worth the effort