Q1: Where and when are the departures?
The start of Granfondo takes place at 9:00 am at the Alphonse Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières, 260 Dessureault Street, Trois-Rivières (Quebec) G8T 9T9.
Q2: When will I receive my charity receipt?
You will receive the automatic receipt by email. If this is not the case, contact us.
Q3: Where and when can I pick up my participant envelope?
You can pick up your Granfondo participant envelope, which includes the jersey, the chip and the participant’s guide:
• Thursday, August 6, 2019 between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Vélo Espace store in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures located at 40, rue des Grands-Lacs;
You can also recover your envelope:
• Saturday, August 8 at the Alphonse Desjardins Sports Center, Trois-Rivières, between 1 pm and 4 pm;
• Sunday, August 9, the day of the event, starting at 7:00 am at the Alphonse Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières.
Q4: Is there a shuttle service for participants and bikes?
A shuttle service, available for $ 35, will transport participants and their bicycles from the Louis Garneau Sports plant in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures to the Alphonse Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières. Participants can take the shuttle service in the morning to get to the starting line in Trois-Rivières or in the afternoon to return to Trois-Rivières after the event.
In the morning, several shuttles will leave from the Louis Garneau Sports factory between 5:30 am and 6:30 am. Participants will be able to park their cars in the spaces provided for this purpose.
For the return to Trois-Rivières after the event, the shuttles will leave the Louis Garneau factory from 1:30 pm until the end of the event.
You can sign up for the transportation at any time up to 2 days before the event by adding the option in your customer account.
Q5:I registered online but did not receive a confirmation email; Am I registered?
If you do not receive a confirmation email within minutes, you are not registered in our database. When completing the online registration form, be sure to fill in all the lines. If you submit the transaction and return to the form, one or more fields have not been completed.
Also, the confirmation e-mail may be in your unwanted e-mail inbox or you may have made a typo by entering your e-mail address. If in doubt, contact us.
Q6: I am still unable to register online, is there another way to register?
Registrations are only online. You can call 418-878-2130 or go directly to the store located at 40, rue des Grands-Lacs in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures to ask for assistance. Hours of operation are Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 5 pm
Q7: What is the average speed of cyclists?
The average speed varies a lot since we have cyclists of all levels. On the morning of the departure, several platoons are formed according to the groups of speed specified by the participants during the registration. You must choose a speed group when registering, but there is no problem getting into another group on the morning of the event if you have re-evaluated your abilities. It is not necessary to warn the organization. We ask people to finish the course in a maximum of 6 hours.
Q8: Do I have to have a FQSC license?
The FQSC license is compulsory for all participants in a homologated race as it allows you to benefit from third-party liability insurance and accident insurance during training. For those who participate in several events, it is more advantageous to obtain an annual license, for others, your license is included in the registration fee. When you pick up the participant’s envelope, you will have to sign the on-site license document.
Q9: Can I get the envelope from another Granfondo participant?
Yes it is possible, but you must have on hand the date of birth of the person for whom you come to get the envelope. You will not be able to sign the FQSC license document in its place, the participant must come and sign it in person before departure, which is very IMPORTANT so that this participant is covered by the insurance policy of the event.
Q10: Can I bring a bag with my belongings?
Purolator will be on site to transport your bags from departure to Trois-Rivières until arrival in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. A bracelet with your participant number will be included in your participant’s envelope, use it to identify your bag. On arrival, the bags will be sorted by number.