Cyclists participating in Les Défis du Parc-Shawinigan. © Steve Duchesne
Les Défis du Parc-Shawinigan
From September 19 to 21, 2014
For eight years now, La Mauricie National Park has hosted Les Défis du Parc-Shawinigan (Website in french only), Canada’s largest sport cycling gathering. At this event, participants at all levels can take on a variety of challenges, including a mountain-biking circuit, a footrace, a triathlon or an off-trail duathlon – all in an exceptional setting!
Stands at La Mauricie National Park
Throughout the entire weekend, La Mauricie National Park staff will be manning stands dealing with the activities and services on offer at the park. Naturalists will also be on hand to provide you with insights into the natural and cultural resources of this protected area. Information, interpretation and educational games will all be available on location.
Défi Éco Parc
To take the “Défi Éco Parc” challenge, begin by filling out a short questionnaire (in french only) available at the stand manned by Parks Canada naturalists. You might win a season pass to La Mauricie National Park for the summer 2015 season or the winter 2014-2015 season.
Road and trail closings
In order to offer participants the best environment possible, the Parkway and certain trails will be closed during the event.
From 9 p.m., September 19 until 6 p.m., September 20
The Parkway will be closed between Esker and Rivière à la Pêche.
Campgrounds will remain open to campers.
Until 1 p.m., September 21
The trail network in the Rivière à la Pêche sector will be closed.
For further information about activities, registration and schedule, please visit Cyclo-Mauricie (Website in french only).