Finally, an international stage race on the east coast of the continent, from August 4th to 10th, 2018 !

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. 7 stages, 7 days, 7 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 seven timed descents and seven 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  

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!

 

Day 0

On August 3rd, you need to register at the Hub, at Mérici College. Further information will be available soon. The Québec Singletrack Expérience is officially launched!

 

Preliminary schedule of the week
Stages

Departure
from the Hub

Stage start

Stage 1 - August 4
Valcartier

10:30 a.m. 12:00 a.m.

Stage 2 - August 5 
Vallée Bras-du-Nord-Saint-Raymond

8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Stage 3 - August 6
Mont Sainte-Anne

8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Stage 4 - August 7
E47 Lac Delage

9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Stage 5 - August 8
Lac-Beauport

8:45 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

Stage 6 - August 9
Vallée Bras-du-Nord-Shannahan

7:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

Stage 7 - August 10
Sentiers du Moulin

9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

 

An exceptional experience at our hub at Mérici Collégial privé 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.

 

Daily transfers

Splendid nature and perfect singletracks within easy reach of a historical city!

According to Google maps, 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.

Included in the full service package 

 

Bike logistics and mechanical service

Bike management

Your “beloved” will be in good hands with the QSE logistics team and Hype Ski Vélo. THE bike specialist in the Quebec City area for over 47 years. From the night before the prologue 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 and pumps 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.

 Included in the full service package

Mechanical service

If your bike needs outside help from a technician, for any work you wish to have done, Hype 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

 

HYPE WASH INSPECTION & LUBE package

149,95 $ + taxes, including a discount of 10 % on pieces, accessories and labor.

 

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. Cash only. Relax!

 

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Seven days of singletrack is not enough for you? The close of the Québec Singletrack Expérience coincides with the presentation of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Mont Sainte-Anne. After riding the MSA trails at the QSE, see the world's best race at Mont Sainte-Anne. An optional return shuttle service from Mérici to Mont Sainte-Anne will be offered to participants and companions of the QSE. Your legs deserve a break, unless you want to ride some more at Mont Ste-Anne while some watch the World Cup. Enjoy the races !

Open to anyone. 30$/day/person

 

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 on August 2nd and 3rd.  Following the event, from August 10th to August 13th, the service will be offered from the Hub to YQB . You need to reserve before July 15.

Reservation mandatory: 40$ one way / person

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. A category becomes official once 3 registration are completed except for the 18-39 category.

Here are the 2107 rules. 2018 rules will be available spring 2018.

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. 

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 and descent categories

  • Women
  • Men

Cumulative leaders will be acknowledged after each stage, and the overall winners will be rewarded at the end of the Expérience.

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 are the first edition menus, right here! 2018's menu will be here soon.