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August 12, 2018

Granfondo

Celebrating this year its 10th anniversary, the Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor is an annual event organized by Louis Garneau Sports which consists of a 118 km bike ride between Trois-Rivières and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, on a magnificent course alongside the St. Lawrence River via Route 138 and the Chemin du Roy.


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Granfondo

Minifondo

The Minifondo is back for a second year with a 22 km course in the city of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. A short break is planned in the middle of the course before completing the loop at the Louis Garneau Sports factory via the 3e Rang in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. Participants will be back just in time to enjoy a good meal and see the Granfondo cyclists cross the finish line.

Minifondo

Raison d'être

 

Celebrating this year its 10th anniversary, the Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor is an annual event organized by Louis Garneau Sports which consists of a 118 km bike ride between Trois-Rivières and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, on a magnificent course alongside the St. Lawrence River via Route 138 and the Chemin du Roy.

This event is intended to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits while raising funds for the Little Brothers organization. The event is open to both amateur cyclists and seasoned athletes alike. Last year, the Granfondo attracted over 2,000 cyclists.
 

The 10th edition will take place on Sunday August 12, 2018. Riders will take the start at the Alphonse-Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières starting 9:00 am and will arrive at the Louis Garneau Sports factory in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures in the afternoon. Several pelotons will be formed according to riders’ average speeds.
 

Since its creation in 2009 by Louis Garneau, the Granfondo has been very involved in the community to support the Little Brothers organization. In eight years, over $530,000 have been donated to this organization.

Raison d'être
Les petits frères

About the cause

 

In Quebec, there are more than 600,000 people over 75 years of age. 1 out of 2 lives below the threshold of poverty, and 1 out of 3 lives alone. This represents more than half the people aged over 85. After living a full life, these people find themselves all alone, without family, weakened by age, with no one to talk to or to share their life with. They are vulnerable to the losses that have crossed their path, like the loss of a spouse, close ones, of their family, or even moving to a CHSLD. Even aged, our seniors need social contacts, presence and love in their isolated lives. The promise of Little Brothers is to accompany the Old Friends, who were given this name out of affection and respect, whatever their condition and until the end of their lives. Present in 11 regions in the province of Quebec, 15 Little Brothers teams, supported by over 1,500 volunteers and thanks to the generosity of donors, can promise more than 1,200 Old Friends that they will NEVER AGAIN be alone by offering them a forever family. 

 

If you wish to donate directly to the organization, you can indicate the name of the person or team you support by completing the form, click here. 

Commandez vos vêtements personalisés

You can now order additional accessories for the Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor 2018!

You will receive your order at the same time as your Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor jersey on August 9, 11 or 12, 2018. You have until June 25, 2018 to order your accessories in the colors of the event.


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