What it is Hub Accommodation Services Categories Happening Meals Welcome to the 4th edition from August 1st to 6, 2021! The Québec Singletrack Expérience is the long-awaited stage event in which you will discover incredible mountain-bike trail networks minutes from historical Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. 6 stages, 6 days, 6 exceptional destinations and 1 permanent base camp, in downtown Quebec City, offering the simplest logistics of any stage race. Ride mostly on perfectly constructed and groomed singletracks, with six timed descents and six timed ascents as a bonus. Become a Qué-Biker ! “We’re deep in the forest and surrounded by the supernatural beauty of British Columbia. And I might even think I was actually in BC if Tommy and my other companions didn’t have a heavy French accent… and if I wasn’t less than one hour away from Quebec City” – Ryan Thibault, Pinkbike “The riding is unique, varied and interesting.” – Randy Stuart, Bike Magazine, May 2016 Bring your family! The permanent base camp downtown Quebec City, makes it easy for your family to be part of the experience. Ride in the day, while your loved ones enjoy the wonders of Quebec. The Quebec City region is THE mountain biking destination to discover. The only permanent stage since day one of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Québec City provides a unique variety and quality of singletracks with fantastic scenery. See the Saint Lawrence River from the top of Mont Sainte-Anne, ride along the endless cascades and waterfalls at Vallée Bras-Du-Nord, stay in the only walled city in North America! You are in for a unique singletrack experience. You are a Qué-Biker! 2019 SCHEDULE (2021 Schedule to come) SCHEDULE OF THE WEEK BREAKFAST DEPARTURE FROM THE HUB START OF STAGE DINNER DAY 0 – REGISTRATION 10:30 to 2:30 P.M. — — — 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Mandatory meeting 15:30 P.M. to 17:30 P.M. DAY 1 – VBN - Saint-Raymond 6:30 A.M. to 7:45 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. DAY 2 – MONT SAINTE-ANNE 6:15 A.M. to 7:30 A.M. 7:45 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. DAY 3 – Empire 47 LAC DELAGE 7:00 A.M. to 8:15 A.M. 8:30 A.M. 9:45 A.M. 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. DAY 4 – LAC-BEAUPORT 6:30 A.M. to 7:45 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. DAY 5 – VBN - Shannahan 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 A.M. 7:15 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. DAY 6 – SENTIERS DU MOULIN 7:30 A.M. to 8:45 A.M. 9:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. An exceptional experience at our hub at Mérici Collégial privé: 755, Grande Allée Ouest, Québec, QC, G1S 1C1, Canada, in downtown Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure! The hub is where most of the services will be offered: meals, showers, medical, massage, yoga, camping, residences, parking, and all the entertainment… including the evening campfire. The hub is also where the busses will take all the participants back and forth to each stage. To optimize your experience, several accommodation options are offered. To help you decide, find below the details: CAMPING You like sleeping outdoors? Camping option is for you. We provide you with a double occupancy tent. You will be paired with the person of your choice or we will assign you a roommate. You are responsible for bringing your personal belongings (mattress, sleeping bag, pillow), but we supply the tent. Restrooms, showers and lockers are available in the college (base camp) next to the tents. Option bring your small RV: When you opt for the camping package, it is also possible to use your own small RV, trailer or tent trailer instead of the supplied tent. Note that there is no water or electricity supplied on the site (generators prohibited). Trailers are located next to the college where all services are offered. As space is limited, you need authorization to bring your own vehicle. If you wish to do so, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com. NEW FOR 2021 - INTERIOR “CAMPING” (GYMNASIUM) You like camping but want to be sheltered from the weather? Choose our “camping” package in the gymnasium. No need for a tent, we offer a 10 'X 10' space isolated by curtains for your privacy which includes a table and a chair. You are responsible for bringing your personal belongings to sleep well (sleeping pad, sleeping bag, pillow, etc.). Toilets and showers few steps away. TRAILER TENT You like the outdoors but with a little more comfort? Trailer tents can be supplied by the QSE. They are available in a very limited quantity. In double occupancy, you will be paired with the person of your choice or we will assign you a roommate. You are responsible for bringing your personal belongings to sleep well (sleeping bag, pillow, etc.). Note that trailers tents are used for sleeping only (no electricity and water supply). Trailers are located next to the college where all services are offered. RESIDENCES You prefer to sleep indoors? Lodge in the residence located at the base camp at Mérici college. Each apartment (residence) includes... 4 lockable rooms (1 double bed per room with bedding provided) Living room with sofas Fully equipped kitchen Bathroom with towels and washcloths 4-STAR HOTEL Hôtel Château Laurier Québec is our 4-star partner hotel. The hotel is located next to Old Quebec, 1,6km from the base camp. A free shuttle from base camp to the hotel is offered. If you wish to lodge at Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, you need to: Book a QSE Race Experience - without lodging Touch base directly with the hotel to book a room : Via the web site By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org By phone: (toll free) 1 877 522-8108 (Canada, USA) Daily transfers Splendid nature and perfect singletracks within easy reach of a historical city! The average transfer time between the hub and the QSE stages is only 36 minutes, with four stages less than 30 minutes away. No long transfers and no long waits. After breakfast, served for all participants at the hub at Mérici, a luxury coach will drive you to the stage where, on arrival, you will pick up your bike ready for the start. Same process at the end of the stage where, after you have cleaned, tuned and dropped off your bike to logistics, a coach will take you back to the hub to chill and shower before dinner and the nightly fun and celebrations. Exclusive to the full service package Bike logistics and mechanical service Bike management Your “beloved” will be in good hands with the QSE logistics team. From the night before stage 1 until the end of your experience, your bike will be handled by the logistics team. In the morning, on arrival at the stage site, you will pick up your bike in preparation for the start. Lube, pumps and tools will be available with light mechanical service, if needed. Enjoy the ride! At the end of the stage, near the finish line area, a bike-cleaning station will allow you to refresh your bike. Hoses, soap, brushes, pumps, lube and cloths will be available. Once your bike is clean and you have made any necessary adjustments to make it ready for the next stage, you will hand your bike over to the logistics team. Exclusive to the full service package Mechanical service If your bike needs outside help from a technician, for any work you wish to have done, technicians will be at the finish area to identify the problem, evaluate the task and pick up your bike. It will be transferred to the maintenance shop and repaired overnight. You will then retrieve your bike at the start, ready for the stage. A work order will be attached to your bike indicating the work done and the cost you will have to pay at the end of the week. Offered with all packages ARSENO VÉLO WASH INSPECTION & LUB package Reservation mandatory. Yoga and massages Yoga Daily yoga sessions will be graciously offered at the hub at Mérici. Massages Optional massage sessions will also be offered. You will be able to book an apointment as soon as Day 0 or at any time during the event, under the big tent. Offered by professionals, 40$ for 20 minutes. Cash only. Relax! Lodging QSE made sure everyone’s needs and budget are covered by offering multiple lodging options; all offered in limited quantity as Quebec City is very busy at that time of the year. Camping (tent supplied) RV Camping Residence 4-star hotel Airport shuttle QSE is offering a private shuttle service from YQB (Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport) to the QSE hub at Merici. Before the event: from Thursday to Saturday. After the event: from Friday PM to Saturday PM. You need to reserve no later than 2 weeks before the event. Solo or tandem? Your call, according to different categories. In a team of two riders, the time of the second rider crossing the finish line becomes the official time of the team. Here are the 2018 rules. Stage race Women and men solo 18 – 39 40 – 49 50 – 59 60 + Team Women open Men open Mixed Age total of 80 + (unisex) Age total of 100 + (unisex) Age is determined on December 31 of the year of the race. A category becomes official once 3 participants are registered. Winners of the day will be acknowledged after each stage, and the overall winners will be rewarded at the end of the Expérience. Timed ascent (King of the mountain) and timed descent (Enduro) Women Men Cumulative leaders will be acknowledged after each stage, and the overall winners will be rewarded at the end of the Expérience. EBIKES Electric bikes are allowed but on a non-competitive basis. In addition to the incredible bike rides you will experience every day, your evenings promise to be exceptional! As a result, several activities and animations have been organized to bonify your experience. Surprises awaits! The Québec Singletrack Expérience would be incomplete without a great culinary experience. Quality, variety, ambience and originality are key elements of such an event. The abundance of fresh local products will of course be featured. There is no doubt that the meal plan will be the perfect nutritional supplement to your sport experience. A fine vegetarian menu is also offered. At mid-experience, a special thematic meal will be offered. It will allow you to experiment one of the main tourist attractions of Quebec City. Take a bite out of the Expérience ! here is an example of the menu offered!