Since its very beginnings, Bouette & Bitume Festival has paid close attention to youth and the development of a healthy lifestyle by putting together various cycling activities for families. This year, this commitment has reached a whole new level with Team Gaspésie’s participation in the next Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, wearing the colors of Gran Fondo Forillon.
Composed of Chantal Rochefort, Stéphanie Tapp, Vincent Lévesque, James-A. Keays, Mathieu Leblanc and Jean-François Tapp, Team Gaspésie/Gran Fondo Forillon will take part in the renowned 1,000 km race between La Baie and Montréal from June 11 to 14, 2015. For the very first time, the team welcomes aboard 6 members aged under 35 and two ladies! Only Jean-François and Chantal will be at their second Défi.
Vincent, Stéphanie and Jean-François at the Gran Fondo MSA last year
For the occasion, the cyclists have chosen to sponsor the Gaspé Elementary School and have committed to collect a total of $11,000. As of today, team members have participated in a number of fundraising activities including spinning sessions, a caramel sale, a fashion show, etc.
Being a newborn cyclist, James has come a long way to get ready for the Grand Défi!
Moreover, on June 6, Team Gaspésie/Gran Fondo Forillon will have the privilege of hosting BMR – Bois et matériaux Kega’s 60th Anniversary BBQ event with none other than strong man Hugo Girard, the chain’s spokesperson.
Chantal will take part in her second Défi and will once again be the team’s very own boss!
To follow Team Gaspésie/Gran Fondo Forillon, join their Facebook page.
You can also support Team Gaspésie/Gran Fondo Forillon by making a donation to the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie’s Fondation Go on the team’s web page!
Mathieu will take the most difficult and important role as the team’s RV driver! He will add to the challenge by participating in a 135 km race called La Boucle with the rest of the team!
Please note that Bouette & Bitume Festival will donate $2 for every 2015 race registration (Alto, Gran, Medio, Piccolo and Famili Fondo) to the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie’s Fondation Go. Register now!