About us

Vélo Mont-Tremblant is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and promote mountain and winter biking in the Mont-Tremblant region by involving the business community, citizens and local organizations. We want :

  • Encourage people of all ages and of all levels to ride.
  • Become an international destination.
  • Support the local economy.
  • stimulate the production of events by developing and promoting the infrastructures.
Team
Francis Lapointe

Francis Lapointe

President, Board of directors

Riding since: Forever! I have always mountain biked. Favourite trail: Deer Mountain, the place where I started mountain biking 20 years ago. Advice to fully enjoy the region: Stop by the Old Village! After a great ride, nothing is better than a good lunch at Sandwicherie, a dive in Lake Mercier, followed by a drink at Au Coin. Likes: Ride with my dog Johnny. Doesn’t like: The days when I cannot go biking.

Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke

Administrator, Board of directors (trail work and signage)

Riding since: I have been road cycling for always, but I have been lucky enough to spend some time on the West Coast where I discovered mountain biking. Favourite trail: Geai Bleu. Advice to fully enjoy the region: The best way to fully enjoy the trails in Mont-Tremblant is to spend a couple of days exploring with friends. Likes: A cold beer and a swim after a good ride. Doesn’t like: Wet and slippery roots.

Élissa Mulligan-Gauvreau

Élissa Mulligan-Gauvreau

Administrator, Board of directors (marketing and communications)

Riding since: I have been riding for several years, but more seriously so for the past year while I was travelling to discover new trails and beautiful scenery. Favourite trail: Deer Mountain Advice to fully enjoy the region: Taking part in the Monday and Wednesday evening outings is an excellent way to discover the trails, but also to meet bike enthusiasts. Likes: Bike rides with friends. Doesn’t like: he rain when I want to go riding.

Valérie Goyette

Valérie Goyette

Project Manager

Riding since: 2003. I was fortunate to be introduced to this sport during the Wednesday evening outings, which were back then, organized by the Yves Sports shop. At that time, I was new to the region and participating in these outings allowed me to meet wonderful people and to successfully integrate in this new part of the country that was to be my home. Thanks Yves, Ben & Franco!!! Favourite trail: Criterium-Coupe Canada. Advice to fully enjoy the region: Park your car in the Village and head out on the trails. Bring your bathing suit and finish off with a swim in Lac Mercier. Likes: I like…no, I love my super headlamp that allows me to prolong the pleasure of riding. Doesn’t like: Garbage in the trails!

Danny Plante

Danny Plante

Administrator, Board of directors (events and chores)

Riding since: I have been biking ever since I was very young, and have done so more regularly since I began downhill riding in 2005. Favourite trails: All trails have something unique, but I like going down “Envoye en bas”. It offers nice technical challenges. Advice to fully enjoy the region: According to me, coming back often and trying out all the trails at different times of the year. Likes: Cooler days that allow for longer rides without dying from the heat. Doesn’t like: The more experimented riders who are not careful with beginners that ride more slowly.

Jean-François Couillard

Jean-François Couillard

Administrator, Board of directors (trail work and signage)

Riding since: My first real mountain bike was a Nakamura (Sports Experts). With the first front triple chainrings, we could climb anything using the smallest gear. Favourite trails: One of my favourite trails is Patrouille: extremely difficult, beautiful terrain, rock headland, a stream with small falls. It is a complete trail. The Deer Mountain area is diversified and meets my needs for a good, quick ride, especially with the major improvements made in 2015. Advice to fully enjoy the region: I love to start off from the tourist information centre on Montée Ryan with the ‘Émi’quilibre zone and riding the skills tracks to warm up. Likes: The Wednesday evening outings between friends in the Laurentians. Doesn’t like: Missing out on one of the Wednesday evening outings. I have a second mountain bike to make sure that I don’t miss an outing due to mechanical problems.

Aymeric Brisset

Aymeric Brisset

Secretary-treasurer, Board of directors

Riding since: 1999. Favourite trail: Écureuil. Advice to fully enjoy the region: Be accompanied by a local! Likes: Projects... Doesn’t like: Traffic.

Denis Trottier

Denis Trottier

Administrator, Board of directors (event)

Riding since: 1986. Favourite trail: La P'tite Crisse. Advice to fully enjoy the region: Go see the guys at the Cybercycle bike shop Likes: Denis's special at La Sandwicherie post a good ride Doesn’t like: Negative people.