Organised by B2O Sport Aventure in collaboration with Gaspé’s Club Velocipeg and Parks Canada, the Gran Fondo Forillon is the cycling event of the Gaspesia Race Series, sponsored by Desjardins. After four remarkable years, the Gran Fondo Forillon is back for a 5th edition with a new and improved version the 2nd and 3rd of July in Gaspé. Sanctioned by the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes, this challenge promises once more to be a memorable experience for cyclists along one of the most beautiful Maritime routes in Québec!
The Gran Fondo Forillon suggests a classic timed formula over its 160km, 115km and 80km courses on July 3rd. As was the case with the first two editions, the departures and arrivals take place at the centre of the Town of Gaspé to allow the entire population to take part in the celebration. True to form, the Gran Fondo Forillon will offer up some of the most challenging inclines in the country and will allow cyclists to discover some of the most striking landscapes of the Gaspesian region. The day will end with an rich variety of local flavours.
The Pico Fondo Forillon, the childrens cycling race in Gaspé
Young participants between the ages of 2 and 10 will also have their challenge in the Gran Fondo Forillon! The Pico Fondo Uniprix invites young cyclists at 10 am on Sunday, July 3rd , for a thrilling friendly race in downtown Gaspé . Every child gets a medal for their participation and a snack after participating in a real challenge, just like the grown-ups!
Prologues, a formula conceived with the idea of riding in Paradise.
New this year, the Gran Fondo will be preceded on Saturday, July 2 by a day of friendly prologues, an opportunity to just put on our legs discover the other side of the majestic Baie de Gaspé. Three planned and timed treks will be offered to cyclists over distances of 50, 90 and 130 kilometers on the strip of land between Gaspé and Percé ! Space is limited .
Perfection in womens cycling
The Gran Fondo Forillon will unite with Encadreurs Experts and Infovelo.com to present one of the first Perfection in Women’s cycling events in Quebec on Saturday, July 2nd. Whether participants are beginners or advanced cyclists, girls and women can gather together to hone their cycling techniques (hill climbing, riding in groups, speed changing, positioning, etc.), as part of a clinic that is specifically dedicated to them. Space is limited.
Local Ambassadors, proud gaspesiens!
Louis-Pierre Dupuis, of Percé and Jenny Laflamme of Gaspé are the official Ambassadors of the 5th edition of the edition du Gran Fondo Forillon!
Louis-Pierre is well known in the region for cycling 365 days a year! Last year he rolled over 50 000 km on his bicycle and placed 4th worldwide in the Strava behind three individuals pursuing the world record of 75 000 km of cycling per year! Louis-Pierre will be at the starting line of the Gran Fondo Forillon for the 5th time in as many years!
Jenny is the kind of person who finds the courage to accomplish great things and to change everything! Four years ago, Jenny Laflamme changed her life and gave herself the greatest of gifts, her health! She lost 200 pounds but took a bite out of life like never before. Inspired by her journey, she will be hoping on her new bike and participating in our Prologues day.
Register now at www.granfondoforillon.com until June 30th. Note that it will not be possible to register after this date or on site for the Gran Fondo Forillon.