Tag: QSE2018

Stage 7: It’s Bittersweet to Become a Que-Biker

With a good night of sleep and breakfast cassoulet in my belly, I was ready to tackle the final stage of the Quebec Singletrack Experience.  Today, we rode the Enduro focused trail network at Sentiers Du Moulin.  Mercifully, it was a shorter course built…

Stage 6: No wonder Neilson Trail in Valle Bras-du-Nord is considered one of the top 10 MTB trails in the world.

To get to Quebec Singletrack Experience stage today, we abandon the lux coaches for a school bus that would be capable of getting up the Shannahan.  It instantly set a playful mode to the day.  Nicola was singing, “the wheels on the bus go…

Stage 5: And Some Days are Hard, too

Today’s Quebec Singletrack Experience stage took us to the resort town of Lac Beauport where permission was granted from 68 private land owners for us to ride a circumference of the lake up in the surrounding mountains.  But don’t think this was a quaint…

Stage 4: An Easy Day, Quebec Style

Sandwiched between two big days of the Quebec Singletrack Experience was Stage 4 at Lac Delage.  Have you heard of it? Yes, then you must be a fat biker. The trails here are reputed to be the best fat bike trails in North America! …

Stage 3: A Little World Cup DH and XC

Today’s stage of the Quebec Singletrack Experience took us to Mont Sainte Anne, home of the World Cup since the early 90’s (and getting ready for it again this coming weekend).  Fortunately, we took the télécabine (I’m being helped with my French; this is a…

Stage 2: Praying for Good Legs at La Chapelle Mont-Laura

Stage  2 of Quebec Singletrack must have known my legs would need a little boost, so we started off with a switchback climb to a chapel.  I’m pretty sure every rider asked the Patron Saint of Cyclists for good legs as they rode by. …

Stage 1: Military Singletrack

Many of us have heard of the Canadian Mounties and as it turns out those “mounties” are mountain bikes, and at Valcartier the cadets have built a trail network that only the guard get to play on… except today! The trails were opened for…