Cyclists partipating in the Défis du Parc. © Steve Duchesne
Les Défis du Parc
Les Défis du Parc – September 20 to 22, 2013
For seven years now, La Mauricie National Park has hosted the Défis du Parc (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 2014 season or the winter 2013-14 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 20 until 6 p.m., September 21
The Parkway will be closed between Esker and Rivière à la Pêche.
Campgrounds will remain open to campers.
Until 1 p.m., September 22
The trail network in the Rivière à la Pêche sector will be closed.
For further information about activities, registration and schedule, please visit the Cyclo-Mauricie (in french only) website.