THE GASPESIA 100

EDITOR'S NOTE : We received an email from Jean-François Tapp - the promoter and president of this new 100 mile xc race in Canada, and we had to share it. This looks like an amazing race to end the season. We hope we can fit it into our schedule and make the trip to Quebec.

The Gaspé Bouette & Bitume (B2) cycling festival team is proud to announce the registration opening for Canada’s only 100 mile mountain bike marathon race; the Gaspesia 100 (G100) which will take place on September 5, 2015 in the magnificent town of Perce. The G100 is the first ever 100 mile (160 km) mountain bike marathon race to be presented in Quebec and Eastern Canada. 

The event will also feature 75 mile (120 km), 50 mile (80 km) and 25 mile (40 km) races on various sections of the main course, all held in the festive and authentic atmosphere of the Bouette & Bitume, the only cycling festival in Canada welcoming all types of riders.

Early bird registration is available for $85 ($45 for the G25) until April 1, 2015. “Our team is working hard to create exceptional trails that will impress all our participants. There is no doubt that our land will offer a unique mountain bike marathon experience in Quebec”, declared G100 founder Jean-François Tapp.

The G100 will also be part of Bouette & Bitume’s brand new event: the B2 Challenge. This unique experience will offer cyclists the opportunity to combine times obtained in the G100 with those performed the next day on their road bike in the Gran FondoForillon (100, 75, 50 or 25 mile races), thus allowing B2 Challenge participants to proclaim themselves "versatile" cyclists!

 

About the B2 cycling Festival

Founded in 2012 by the Club Vélocipeg de Gaspé, the Bouette & Bitume cycling festival (B2) has rapidly made a name for itself among summer cycling events. Known for its unique approach combining road, mountain, cyclosportive and leisure cycling events, the B2 is the only festival of its kind in Canada that promotes competitive andrecreational cycling in the same event.

In 2014, The Canadian Cycling Magazine rated the Gran Fondo Forillon one of the 10 best late-season Gran Fondos in North America.

Bouette & Bitume counts Town of Gaspé and Town of Perce among its proud partners.

More on this event (in French) at bouetteetbitume.com, and the English version.

PHOTOS : PATRICK BOUCHARD