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The Appalachian Classic and Gran Fondo

The Appalachian Classic and Gran Fondo

August 24 2019
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada

All three Gran Fondo courses, two of which are 99% paved, have been created not only to challenge you, but to stir you emotionally with the beautiful landscapes and views that are the trademark of the Victoriaville region. Over the miles you’ll be invited to admire seemingly endless horizons, countless charming villages, rolling hills tumbling into valleys, with streams and rivers winding sinuously along their lengths, and always of course, the magnificent changing landscape.

Each Gran Fondo course is composed of such pastoral beauty, and to varying degrees, depending on the distance, technical difficulty and elevation profile of each of the three courses. All offer the full wonder of an Appalachian early fall! There’s plenty to challenge you too.

Not sure which Gran Fondo is right for you? Don't worry. Whichever you choose you’ll be on the right course for a wondrous tour of the magnificent Appalachians. Oh, and with the Bistro du Terroir, showcasing local products and farmers at the finish area, you'll get a taste of the Appalachian in every way!

The Appalachian Classic and Gran Fondo

Routes: 40, 68, 64 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Start Times / Itinerary

The Appalachian Classic (135 km) : start at 8:30 AM

The Panoramic  (105 km) : start at 8:55 AM

The Gourmet Explorer  (50 or 70 km) : start at 9:30 AM


The Appalachian Classic (135 km) : 85$ until June 1st

The Panoramic (105 km) : 85$ until June 1st

The Gourmet Explorer (50 or 70 km) : 100$ until June 1st

Registration available onsite (maximum 1 hour before your start). Learn more

What's Included?

Rider Sweep/Support Shuttle and full course security
Full Refreshment Stations on course
Official souvenir item, a coupon for a beer and braised venison poutine

Packet Pickups

Complexe Sacré-Coeur (905 Boulevard des Bois Francs S, Victoriaville)

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Complexe Sacré-Coeur, Mont Arthabaska
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Aug 24 2019 - EVENT: The Appalachian Classic and Gran Fondo