If you have not yet ridden the Neilson trail and others from the Shannahan sector of the Valley, this stage alone is reason to make the trip to the QSE. The Neilson is a perfect blend of everything you could wish for from a mountain bike trail in a unique environment: wooden gangway, granite slab crossing, tight descent, technical climb, berms and so much more. All of this right on the shore of the Neilson river, with its spectacular waterfalls and cascades. Incredibly exciting to ride, and delight for the eyes!
The Shanahan stage is also la “Chute à Gilles”, the climb of the “Aurore”, the “Boréale” descent, the sweet “Beurre d’érable”, etc. You will talk about it for hours after the ride, and most probably for the rest of your life.
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The official 2019 trail will be confirmed June 2019. Here are the 2018 results.
2018 winner : 02:28:33
Suffer time for the unlucky rider of the day: 05:37:02
Elevation gain : 1 156 m
Local organizing committee : Raid Bras du Nord