This past September 25, families and friends enjoyed brand new tracks and features in the Mont-Tremblant recreational bike park. People gathered around a friendly BBQ lunch, cheered on riders of all ages and participated in large numbers in our draw where many gifts were given away!

Hosted by Vélo Mont-Tremblant, this event was created to allow families to discover the new installations and offer a fun experience for the more experienced cyclists. We are very proud of the results! The event brought the Mont-Tremblant community together around a common interest: biking!

The bike park is truly a recreational asset for the citizens. In addition to allowing regular physical activity, it promotes socialization, learning, self-improvement and teamwork. We are happy that it is located near the Curé-Mercure high school!

Surpassing our expectations, nearly 300 people showed up to the new pumptracks that day. Included in the crowd were 117 young children with their bike in their hands and smile on their faces! In discussing with parents, we found there was a strong demand for the creation of a mountain bike club for children, or in the least, to have outings supervised by certified trainers. Vélo Mont-Tremblant is determined to meet this need next summer… So stay tuned!

It is thanks to the invaluable collaboration of our different partners that the Grand opening of the Mont-Tremblant pumptracks event achieved and obtained such a success. Thank you to SODEMDAVIDsTEACybercycleL’âme du sport la Source du sportJo Vélo Tremblant, Atelier de vélo/ Bike shop TremblantTyroparcd-tour, Resto Pub Au CoinAuberge Le Lupin and Paintball Fort Ouest Inc.

Thanks also go out to the City of Mont-Tremblant, Plein Air Mont Tremblant, EnviroForêt and BMXpert for the creation of these great structures!

 

All the photos of this beautiful day can be found here »»

Following the event, Vélo Québec published a very interesting article on how different municipalities are promoting cycling and creating new infrastructures. Read it here »»